Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do August 12-14, 2011


By Diane Chase author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) available online or bookstores/museums July 2011. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the  four book-series of Adirondack Family Activities.

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for August 12-14, 2011.

Have a great weekend from the Adirondack Park! 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 Whiteface Mountain or go to a county fair in Malone.  

In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area try the Adirondack Theatre Festival or Art in the Public Eye.

Around Lake Champlain and the Adirondack East Coast take in the Depot Theatre production of Wicked City or the Essex County Fair. 

The Central Adirondacks features an author fair at the Adirondack Reader in Inlet! Enjoy your weekend in the Adirondack Park!

Calendar of Events August 12-14, 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
ALL WEEKEND: Franklin County Fair


Friday - 8/12/11
ALL WEEKEND: Franklin County Fair
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake area go to 
Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum opens for the season until Columbus Day (Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 – noon, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) 


Whiteface Memorial Highway is open for the season
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge opens for the season daily
11:00 & 2:00 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) Special events Magic Fridays
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
12:30 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Saranac Lake (round trip) Magic Fridays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus and lake Placid Garden Club presents author Margaret Roach, past editorial director of Martha Stewart Living.
3:30 p.m. trip is one-way
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AuSable Forks Farmers’ Market in Riverside Park, Town of Jay Square
6:00 p.m. FREE concert in Riverside Park in Saranac Lake. Come listen to the progressive bank Placid.
7:00 p.m. Caperton Tissot presents “Adirondack Ice” with the Wilmington Historical Society at the Wilmington Community Center, Springfield Rd
8:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents the Lake Placid Sinfonietta "to Europe and Home again" $22/adults, children 18-under are free
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake


Saturday - 8/13/11
ALL WEEKEND: Franklin County Fair
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. The Bookstore Plus Second Saturday Storytime to celebrate Book Lovers Day
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
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Center for Writing presents Joe and Jesse Bruchac at Paul Smiths VIC
2:00 p.m. Birch Bark Deli in Vermontville will host Musical Fest to benefit the St. Paul’s Food Pantry
3:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus presents author Brian Heinz A Coming of Winter in the Adirondacks
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, www.highpeakscyclery.com

7:00 p.m. Caperton Tissot presents “Adirondack Ice” with the Wilmington Historical Society at the Wilmington Community Center, Springfield Rd
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Merchant of Venice, 523-2512, tickets $15,$12,$10
7:30 p.m. FREE Loon Lake Live! Chamber Concert at the Saranac Laboratory in Saranac Lake, 891-1757
8:00 p.m. 8:0 p.m. High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake presents "Adirondack Raptors, up close and personal"
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses


Sunday - 8/14/11
ALL WEEKEND: Franklin County Fair
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 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
11:00 & 2:00 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) Special events FREE ice cream Sundays
12:30 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Saranac Lake (round trip) FREE ice cream on Sundays, 3:30 p.m. trip is one-way
3:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus features author author David Klein and his book Slash
7:30 p.m. FREE Loon Lake Live! Chamber Concert at the Loon Lake Jewish Center
7:30 p.m. he Lake Placid Sinfonietta at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts $22. Under 18 free. 523-2512
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 8/12/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open 
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents “Floating Letters: Webb’s Mail Boats”
11:00 a.m. Old Forge Library Story Time
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers’ Market behind Old Forge Hardware


Saturday – 8/13/11
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Adirondack Brew Fest at Hiltebrant Recreation center on North Street in Old Forge
7:00 p.m. Sunsets By the Lake Concert Series in Arrowhead Park, Inlet Rain location Fern Park
Sunday - 8/14/11
noon – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Brew Fest at Hiltebrant Recreation center on North Street in Old Forge
1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Reader’s Author Fair in Inlet (come meet Adirondack authors)
7:00 p.m. Summer concerts at the Old Forge Lakefront (each Sunday until Sept 4)


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 8/12/11
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Essex County Fair in Westport, 
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adirondack Farmers’ Market behind the Adirondack Historical Museum in Elizabethtown
9:30 a.m. Tour of Champlain Underground Railroad every Friday in July, 834-510 starting at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm 
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 
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arts and Craft for Kids at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm
7:00 p.m. Willsboro Bandstand Summer Concert Series at the Village Pavilion
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Kent-DeLord Music at Dusk series at the Carriage Barn in Plattsburgh
8:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga offers Garrison Ghost Tours
Recommended for guests 10 years and older. $35 per person. For reservation, call 585-2821.
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents Wicked City




Saturday - 8/13/11
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Essex County Fair in Westport, www.essexcountyfair.org
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. – 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. FREE craft at Michael’s in Plattsburgh
11:00 a.m. Story Time at Chester Public Library
1:00 p..m Peru Field Day with live music, raffles, food and drink to benefit local veterans held at Peru Veterans of Foreign War Memorial
2:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Wicked City
6:00 p.m. Depot Theatre Gala Event at the Westport Country Club
7:30 p.m. Northern Lights Square Dance at the Northeastern Clinton Central High School in Champlain


Sunday - 8/14/11
2:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Wicked City
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Wicked City
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Essex County Fair in Westport
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru 
noon – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Folk Music Festival at the Schroon Lake Boathouse FREE
1:00 p.m. FREE Bluff Point Valcour Island Lighthouse Tours (transportation not provided)




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


Friday - 8/12/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
ALL DAY – Moreau Fun Day at the Moreau Recreation Park
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 Historic District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg
7:00 p.m. Friday Night Concert at Shepard’s Park, Lake George
7:00 p.m. Art in the Public Eye presents In the Realm of the Unreal (NR) at the Glen’s Falls Shirt Factory 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama at the Wild West Ranch
7:30 p.m. Luzerne Music Center presents Resident Artists Perform Classical, Original and Avant-Garde Compositions in Relaxed Atmosphere In the Lodge - Kid-Friendly - Refreshments Available, $15/adults, $8/Children (every Friday until Aug 19)
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival presents “Love Letters” at the Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing
8:00 p.m. "the Pirates of Penzance." Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular show about Frederick, the hapless pirate's apprentice who, being born on Feb. 29 on leap year, must remain a pirate until his 21st birthday, not his 21st year. $30 adults. $20 children. 532-7875. At the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre in Schroon Lake


Saturday – 8/13/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway
ALL DAY – Moreau Fun Day at the Moreau Recreation Park
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
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’ Market at South St Pavilion Glens Falls
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama at the Wild West Ranch
7:00 p.m. Sprinkles Ice Cream and Jazz under the Stars, Queensbury
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival presents “Love Letters” at the Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing
8:00 p.m. "the Pirates of Penzance."
Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular show about Frederick, the hapless pirate's apprentice who, being born on Feb. 29 on leap year, must remain a pirate until his 21st birthday, not his 21st year. $30 adults. $20 children. 532-7875. At the Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre in Schroon Lake


Sunday - 8/14/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
5:00 p.m. Vespers Concert at the Seagle Colony in Schroon Lake
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival presents “Love Letters” at the Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing


photos and content ©Diane Chase,
used with permission of the
Adirondack Family Time Guidebook Series
Adirondack Family Time: Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake & 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 bookstore July 2011

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