Friday, December 31, 2010

Adirondack Family Activities: What to do New Year's Weekend 2011

By Diane Chase

Adirondack Family Calendar for the weekend of December 31 – January 2, 2011

There are a lot of activities planned this weekend with First Night® events in Saratoga and Saranac Lake. Dinner specials and champagne celebrations are all just a few ways to ring in the New Year. 

Please be safe, enjoy yourself but remember to take a cab or designate a driver. Happy New Year!
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Tri-Lakes and Beyond - including Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley


Western Adirondack Family Time – including Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Croghan and Inlet

Southern Adirondack Family Time – including, Schroon Lake, North Creek, Indian Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Warrensburg, Hague

Champlain Valley Family Time – including Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh


Tri Lakes and Beyond Adirondack Family Time
All Olympic Venues have an entrance or activity fee
* Big Tupper is closed today - December 31st

Friday - 12/31/10
Mt Pisgah Ski Center Open
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain will be open
8:30 a.m. – 3:15. p.m. gondola rides open at Whiteface Mountain
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Olympic Skeleton Experience at the Sports Complex
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Olympic Sports Complex is Open ($)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1932/1980 Olympic Museum open in Lake Placid
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Olympic Bobsled Experience is open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Take the elevator to the top of the Olympic Ski Jumps, Lake Placid
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chairlift and elevator open at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ice Skating at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ice Skating/Shared with Speedskating at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Snow tubing at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Olympic Skeleton Experience at the Sports Complex
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Rock N Skate Party at the Saranac Lake Civic Center, $5
6:00 p.m. – midnight FIRST NIGHT SARANAC LAKE
8:00 p.m. Staged reading of Beasley’s “Christmas Party” at Young’s Gallery in Jay, 518-946-8323
10:00 p.m. midnight – Skate into 2011 at the Olympic Oval

Saturday - 1/1/11
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain will be open
8:30 a.m. – 3:15. p.m. gondola rides open at Whiteface Mountain
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Olympic Sports Complex is Open ($)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Olympic Skeleton Experience at the Sports Complex
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Take the elevator to the top of the Olympic Ski Jumps, Lake Placid
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1932/1980 Olympic Museum open in Lake Placid
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Olympic Bobsled Experience is open
noon Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake hosts “Top of the Morning” 5K Freestyle Races, Adults $5, Children $31:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ice Skating at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ice Skating/Shared with Speedskating at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Snow tubing at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Olympic Skeleton Experience at the Sports Complex
6:00 p.m. FREE showing of Warren Miller’s Wintervention at the High Peaks Guide House in Lake Placid
8:00 p.m. FREE The High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) at Heart Lake Lecture Series presents Retired High Peaks Forest Ranger Pete Fish Winter Backcountry Travel and Winter Preparedness  518-523-3480 Ext. 20

Sunday - 1/2/11
All day: Whiteface Super Sunday “Island Madness”
Sleigh Rides at the Lake Placid Club Golf Course – Ausable Equine Center
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain will be open
8:30 a.m. – 3:15. p.m. gondola rides open at Whiteface Mountain
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Olympic Sports Complex is Open ($)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Take the elevator to the top of the Olympic Ski Jumps, Lake Placid
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Snow tubing at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Olympic Bobsled Experience is open
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tubing opens at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1932/1980 Olympic Museum open

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chairlift and elevator open at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. The Recovery Lounge in Jay hosts January Jams in Upper Jay
8:00 p.m. Sleigh Rides at Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge (dinner option available)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.. Apres Sliding Party at the Olympic Sports Complex with bonfire, prizes and music


Western Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 12/31/10
8:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m. Long Lake New Year’s Eve Shuttle: Call 518-624-3077 x13 or flag down the bus to get to your celebrations safely. Makes stops at Seventh Lake House, Drake's Inn, The Ole Barn, Matt's Draft House, Red Dog Tavern, The Woods Inn, The Tavern & Eagle's Nest. The bus is free to ride.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Long Lake Ice Skating Rink (free skate rentals)
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Long Lake Ice Skating Rink (free skate rentals)

Saturday – 1/1/11
1:00 p.m. Craig Sears/Matt Girouard Memorial Scholarship fundraiser at the Town of Webb High School Gym, Old Forge

Sunday - 1/2/11
1:00 p.m. Craig Sears/Matt Girouard Memorial Scholarship fundraiser at the Town of Webb High School Gym, Old Forge
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Long Lake Ice Skating Rink (free skate rentals)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Long Lake Ice Skating Rink (free skate rentals)

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh, 4 Beach Road, 518-563-4431

Friday - 12/31/10
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open w
Noon – 2:00 p.m. Public Skating at Rouses Point Civic Center
5:00 p.m. Essex County New Year’s Part at the Whallonsburg Grange , $20/pp, $30/couple. Call 518-524-7708 or 518-963-4591
7:00 p.m. – 10:0 p.m. Square Dance at Clinton County Fairgrounds with the NorthCountry Squares

Saturday - 1/1/11
Oak Mountain extends night skiing until 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open

Sunday - 1/2/11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open
1:00 p.m. Bluegrass and Ol’ Time Music Association Potluck at the American Legion
Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga 546-7359.
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Lake city Stars Arena, 90 Sharron St, Plattsburgh, 58-561-7672
5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Open Skating at the Scotts' Memorial Rink in Chazy

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Up Yonda Farm will reopen on January 8th with shoeshoe trails
Circle B Ranch in Chestertown is open on holidays and weekends, 518-494-4888 -
FREE fireworks over Lake George at midnight- HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday - 12/31/10
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open
FREE Johnsburg Day at the Tubing Run – with proof of residency
2:00 p.m. Laura Roth’s Family New Years Eve at the Woods Theatre, Glens Falls
4:00 p.m. NYE Rail Jam under the lights at Oak Mountain, Speculator
6:00 p.m. Kids’ Torchlight Parade at Oak Mountain., Speculator
8:00 p.m. Laura Roth’s Family New Years Eve at the Woods Theatre, Glens Falls

Saturday - 1/1/11
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open
11:00 a.m. First Day at Lake George – Polar Plunge at Shepard’s Park and lots of children’s activities

6:00 p.m. ½ price tubing and skiing at the Gore Mountain Ski Bowl in North Creek. FREE cookies for all ticketed children, music and other New Year’s celebrations

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturdays Lapland. Ski and snowshoe trails. ($)Cost: $20 adult, $18 ages 12-17, $10 ages 6-11, under 6 free

Sunday - 1/2/11
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open
event: Mountain Bike Dual Slalom at Gore Mountain

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