Adirondack Family Activities: Calendar of Events Presidents Weekend 2011

By Diane Chase

Well, the weather is a bit tricky right now so there are plenty of inside activities for the weekend from productions of Disney on Ice to the hilarious Completely Hollywood. The Adirondack Center for Arts is bringing their Winter Shorts around the Central Adirondacks and Lake George continues a month long celebration of winter.

There is a full moon ski tomorrow at Cascade Ski Center and the rain is supposed to turn to snow so you many want to turn to one of the many full moon activities!

Adirondack Family Activities Calendar of Events February 18-21, 2011 (Presidents' Weekend)

Adirondack High Peaks Region and Beyond - What to do with kids, family in Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley New York (NY)


Central Adirondack Family Time – including What to do with kids, family in Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Croghan and Inlet New York (NY)

Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, North Creek, Indian Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Warrensburg, Hague New York (NY)

Champlain Valley, Adirondack Lakes Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)


High Peaks Region and Beyond Adirondack Family Time
All Olympic Venues have an entrance or activity fee

Friday - 2/18/11
Mt Pisgah Ski Center Open
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain will be open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sleigh Rides at Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge
7:00 p.m. Disney on Ice at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid ($35 for rinkside seating $20 lower level seating $15 upper level seating)
7:30 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Completely Hollywood at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Saturday - 2/19/11
Ski Big Tupper 
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain will be open
10:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Family Snowshoe Day at Dewey Mountain with Adk Mountain Club naturalist giving guided nature and tracking walks – Obstacle Course for children 518-891-2697
noon Disney on Ice at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid ($35 for rinkside seating $20 lower level seating $15 upper level seating)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Knitting Circle at the Westport Library
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Autograph session with Olympic Bronze Medalist Andrew Weibrecht at Whiteface Mountain Base Camp Café, Wilmington
2:00 p.m. Free skiing at the Tupper Lake Municipal Golf Course (with bonfire and food weather permitting)
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Disney on Ice at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid ($35 for rinkside seating $20 lower level seating $15 upper level seating)
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sleigh Rides at Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge 
5:30 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, www.highpeakscyclery.com
7:30 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Completely Hollywood at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
8:00 p.m. Full moon ski at Cascade Ski Center, Lake Placid (live music, bonfires, hotdogs and hot chocolate)
8:00 p.m. FREE The High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) at Heart Lake Lecture Series presents, Madagascar: Cry of the Lemur
Renowned photographer and naturalist Gerry Lemmo will take you on a photographic journey to Madagascar.  518-523-3480 Ext. 20

Sunday - 2/20/11
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
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake
1:00 p.m. Family Art and Nature craft at the Wild Center, Tupper Lake (free activity with paid admission)
3:00 p.m. Disney on Ice at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid ($35 for rinkside seating $20 lower level seating $15 upper level seating)
7:30 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Completely Hollywood at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Monday – 2/21/11
2:00 p.m. Disney on Ice at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 2/18/11
All day (January – April) 
$12 Lift Tickets at McCauley Mountain
(Crazy Fridays excludes holiday weeks)
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents “Floating Letters: Webb’s Mil Boats”
11:00 a.m. Old Forge Library Story Time
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)
7:00 p.m. Winter Shorts! 10 Minute Play Festival with the Adirondack Center for the Arts, Indian Lake Theatre ($15 / $10* members (or $30 for all 6 Performances!)
*Must be a member of the AC or Arts Center – Old Forge)

Saturday – 2/19/11
All Day Raquette lake Winter Festival: kids games, Men’s Gold Drive, build your own snow sculpture, frying pan toss and more

9:00 a.m. – end of heats Adirondack Bank NYS Championship Sled Dog Races - The New England Sled Dog Club brings sled dog racing to Inlet.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Long Lake Town Hall Nutrition Site will hosts a Cabin Fever Spin In: bring a pot luck and a fiber project (kinitting, weaving, etc to share or learn a new craft)
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents “Floating Letters: Webb’s Mil Boats”
5:00 p.m. Full Moon Dine-In / Ski Out
 with the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts winter tradition! Enjoy night cross-country skiing by the light of the full moon. Head back to the Arts Center to warm up with a tasty potluck dinner.
$3 / $2 members

Sunday - 2/20/11
All Day - All Day Raquette lake Winter Festival: kids games, Men’s Gold Drive, build yor own snow sculpture, frying pan toss and more
All week: Long Lake Winter Wonderland Snowmobile tours, sculpture garden at Mt. Sabattis. Long Lake Winter Olympics include: Skating races, sledding races, obstacle course in the snow. Its a great week of fun for the entire family.

9:00 a.m. – end of heats Adirondack Bank NYS Championship Sled Dog Races - The New England Sled Dog Club brings sled dog racing to Inlet.
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents “Floating Letters: Webb’s Mil Boats”
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Long Lake Ice Skating Rink (free skate rentals)
5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Open Skating at Scott’s Memorial Rink in Chazy
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Long Lake Ice Skating Rink (free skate rentals)

Monday – 2/21/11
All week: Long Lake Winter Wonderweek: A week of Winter Themed events including: Ice sculptures, skating & sledding races, Hip Hop Dance Class, Ski Bus, special promotions at participating local businesses, the popular "Hors D'Oeuvres Tour!" and Winter Theater Camp. Long Lake Winter Olympics include: Skating races, sledding races, obstacle course in the snow. Its a great week of fun for the entire family.

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

Friday - 2/18/11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open www.thehancockhouse.org
Noon – 2:00 p.m. Public Skating at Rouses Point Civic Center

Saturday - 2/19/11
Oak Mountain in Speculator extends night skiing until 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Story time at the Chazy Public Library
2:00 p.m. Alice T Miner Museum presents Poems as Stories, Poems as Life with Judith Dow Morre, 9618 Route 9, Chazy
7:30 p.m. Champlain Valley Film Society presents “Exit Through the Gift Shop” at the Willsboro School

Sunday - 2/20/11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open
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

Monday – 2/21/11
7:30 p.m. the Visual Artists Series presents Tamsie Ringler (sculptor) at the Ward Hall, Plattsburgh State FREE

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Circle B Ranch in Chestertown is open on holidays and weekends, 518-494-4888 -


Friday - 2/18/11

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open

Saturday - 2/19/11
All day Visit Hague (Route 8) for a fun filled Winter Weekend! Enjoy activities for all ages including a Polar Bear Plunge, Road Race, and fun for all ages! Bring your family and join in a community-wide celebration!

All Day Ice Fishing Derby in Lake George - YMCA Camp Chingachgook will host this years newly expanded annual Lake George Chingachgook Classic Ice Fishing Derby (he entry fee is $25 per person per day, or $30 for both days. Kids under 12 may register for $6 per day, or $10 for both days.)

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Breakfast at the Fire Station (Hague Winter Weekend)
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open
9:00 a.m. LaPann Memorian Fun Run (Hague)
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. FREE Farmers’ Market at Christ Church, United Methodist, 54 Bay Street Glens Falls
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Lapland Lake Nordic Center,
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Random Acts of Shakespeare "flash mob" throughout Lake George
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. XC Ski or snowshoe at Rogers Rock Campground, Route 9N (Hague)
1:00 p.m. Snowshoe at Up Yonda Farm with snowshoe trails
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kids games, sledding, crafts, snowshoeing at Silver Bay YMCA (Hague)
7:30 p.m. Indian Lake Theatre presents “The Harmony Game: The Makin of Bridge Over Troubled Water, 648-5950

Sunday - 2/20/11
All day Visit Hague (Route 8) for a fun filled Winter Weekend! Enjoy activities for all ages including a Polar Bear Plunge, Road Race, and fun for all ages! Bring your family and join in a community-wide celebration!
All Day Ice Fishing Derby in Lake George - YMCA Camp Chingachgook will host this years newly expanded annual Lake George Chingachgook Classic Ice Fishing Derby (he entry fee is $25 per person per day, or $30 for both days. Kids under 12 may register for $6 per day, or $10 for both days.)

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Random Acts of Shakespeare "flash mob" throughout Lake George
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. snowmilbe rides and sledding at the Hague Fish and Game Club (Hague)
2:00 p.m. Polar Bear Plunge, Trout House Village Dock (Hague)
3:00 p.m. Chili cook-off at the fire station (Hague)


Monday, 2/21/11

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