Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do June 17-19, 2011

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for June 17-19, 2011.

Happy Father’s Day weekend from the Adirondack Park! June 18th is the opening of Bass Season.

There are a variety of activities and events happening around the Adirondack region this weekend that are great family fun! In the Adirondack High Peaks, try mountain biking at the Wilmington Bike Fest, or celebrate Juneteenth at John Brown Farm and Historic Site.

In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area view a blacksmithing demo at the Adirondack Folk School, a Warrior Run at West Mountain or simple paper making class.

Around Lake Champlain a strawberry festival is surely a sign that summer is almost here! The Central Adirondacks features a class car show in Old Forge as well as numerous opportunities to fish for prizes!

Enjoy your weekend in the Adirondack Park! Family Calendar of Events June 17-19, 2011
Adirondack High Peaks/Tri-Lakes 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, Thurman, 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/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 6/17/11
Lake Placid Film Forum
All Day – Saranac Lake Tandem Rally (Three scenic routes, BBQ and family activities)
All Day: Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest
Whiteface Memorial Highway is open for the season
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge opens for the season daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Lake Placid Film Forum at various locations.

Saturday - 6/18/11
All Day - Lake Placid Film Forum
All Day: Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest
All Day – Saranac Lake Tandem Rally (Three scenic routes, BBQ and family activities)
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Farmer’s Market opens at Riverside Park
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge opens for the season open daily
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Child Safety Seat Check at the Bloomingdale Fire House (outside of Saranac lake)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
10:30 a.m. Saranac Lake Free Library offers story time
11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid,
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents “The Mystery of Irma Vep

Sunday - 6/19/11
All Day – Saranac Lake Tandem Rally (Three scenic routes, BBQ and family activities)
All Day: Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest
8:00 a.m. – noon Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club & Blue Line Sports presents the 24th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby FREE to kids 16-under, Food and drinks
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Wild Center special program “Tweets and Treats” birding and coffee
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge open for the season
10:00 – 3:00 p.m. 4th annual Kite Fest at Marcy Field, Keene Valley
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Keene Valley Farmer’s Market at Marcy Field
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
noon – 3:00 p.m. Lake Placid Film Forum
noon – 3:00 p.m. Juneteenth Celebration at John Brown Farm and Historic Site, Lake Placid
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents “The Mystery of Irma Vep”

Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 6/17/11
Adirondack Museum is open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is H2O
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents “Floating Letters: Webb’s Mail Boats”
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center 7th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition until June 26
11:00 a.m. Old Forge Library Story Time
7:00 p.m. Father’s Day weekend Classic Car Show Parade on Main Street in Old Forge

Saturday – 6/18/11
• Old Forge Public Beach opens for the season
• All Day Old Forge Classic Car Show at the George T Hiltebrant Recreation Center
All Day Old Forge Volunteer Fire Dept Bass Fishing Team Tournament
Old Forge Lake Cruises Open
6:00 a.m. Bass & Pike Fishing Derby in Long Lake
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Inlet Adirondack Memory Walk at Arrowhead Park
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center 7th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition until June 26
11:00 a.m. PGA pro Barry Cheeseman will present a clinic for spectators at Thendara Gold Club’s 90th Gold Exhibition
6:00 p.m. complimentary hors d’oeuvre party at the Thendara Gold Club

Sunday - 6/19/11
10:00 a.m. Remsen Bog Hike by Gary Lee, meet at the Old Forge Art Center at 9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center 7th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition until June 26
noon Old Forge Lakefront Father’s Day Frog Jumping Contest
noon Frank Orsini and the Whippersnappers Fiddle Jam at the Long Lake Town Hall. $7 adults. $4 kids. Under 9 free. 624-3077

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 6/17/11
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adirondack Farmers’ Market behind the Adirondack Historical Museum in Elizabethtown
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open www.thehancockhouse.org
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Farmers' Market across from Curtis Lumber

Saturday - 6/18/11
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Grand re-Opening of D&D Meats in West Chazy, face-paitning, pony rides, music, games and BBQ
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ market (Starting on June 29 there will be a Wednesday Farmer’s Market as well)
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Crown Point State Historic Site is open for the season (Thursday – Monday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FREE to tour the ruins and $4/adults, $3/Fr and Students, FREE children 12-under)
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. fort Ticonderoga is open
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Summer Block Part at the NCCCA Arts Center
Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Chateaugay Lakes Farmers’ Market
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lyon Mountain Mining & Railroad Museum
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Story time at the Chazy Public Library
11:00 a.m. Story Time at Chester Public Library
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. North Country Square Dance at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, Morrisonville

Sunday - 6/19/11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wadhams Annual Strawberry Festival at the Wadhams United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. AuSable Forks Fire Department presents All You Can Eat Breakfast, Adults $7, Seniors $6, Children $5

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Circle B Ranch in Chestertown is open full time for summer season, 518-494-4888 -

Friday - 6/17/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 3rd annual Pig-N Swig car Show at the Elk's Lodge 2072, Keeseville
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Warrenburgh Mills Mistoric District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg
5:30 p.m. Dr Dan O’Keefe Booksigning at Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek
7:00 p.m. Little Falls author Laurel Saville speaks on her book "Postmortem" at the Lake Pleasant Library, Speculator

Saturday – 6/18/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
All Day – FREE blacksmith demo at Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne
All Day (each Saturday in June) Downhill Mountain Bike Races and Rides at West Mountain, Queensbury For More Information Call: (518) 793-6606
8:00 a.m. – noon Glens Falls Farmers’ Markts at South St Pavilion Glens Falls
9:00 a.m. Ticonderoga Nun Run 
10:00 a.m. Daggett Lake Dog Days, Daggett laek Campsite, Warrensburg, (For Pets and Their People)
http://www.daggettlake.com/
10:00 a.m. – noon Kids Baking Classes: Make and Take - Decorate a cake for Dad : at the Piseco Elementary School. Class includes supplies and decorations to complete the gift for Dad. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 3 and up. Cost $15. Please register at (518) 548-4234, Speculator
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Warrior Run at West Mountain, $45 to compete, free to watch this 5K 11 obstacle run
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
11:00 a.m. Gymkhana at KiT-n-Kin Ranch, 
1 River St
Warrensburg, 518-307-8775, FREE to watch,
1:00 .m. – 3:00 p.m. Make Paper at Chapman Historical Museum (FREE)
2:00 p.m. FREE Young Performers Showcase at The Sembrich, Bolton Landing
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Saratoga Brew Fest at Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa

Sunday - 6/19/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities

photos and content ©Diane Chase,
used with permission of the
Adirondack Family Time Guidebook Series
Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes & High Peaks – July 2011
Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – July 2012
Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – July 2013
Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George July 2013

Diane Chase is the author of the book Adirondack Family Time High Peaks/Tri-Lakes: Your Four-Season Guide to over 300 activities, $17.95 available online and bookstores July 2011

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