Friday, August 26, 2011

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do August 26-28, 2011

By Diane Chase, 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 


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for August 26-28, 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 the locally shot Recreator movie premier in Tupper Lake. In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area stop by Lake George Antique Boat Rendezvous. Around Lake Champlain tour and history of firetowers at the Adirondack History Museum. The Central Adirondacks features Bob Milne in concert at Long Lake Town Hall. Enjoy your weekend in the Adirondack Park!


Family Calendar of Events August 26-28, 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, Indian Lake 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 - 8/26/11
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake area go to www.adkarts.com
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. – 
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
4:30  p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Freaky Friday Ice Show at the Lake Placid Olympic Center FREE
7:30 p.m. Recreator Movie Premier at the State Theatre in Tupper Lake
8:00 p.m. Janis Ian in concert at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents The Mystery of Irma Vep


Saturday - 8/27/11
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
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Celebrate Tupper Lake Festival with food, bounce houses and games
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 19th annual High Peaks Arts and Antique Show at Marcy Field in Keene Valley
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
10:30 a.m. Saranac Lake Free Library offers story time
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
3:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus presents an author singing with John Briant of the Adirondack Detective series and Betsy Thomas Train with The Rock Singer
5:30 p.m. Adirondack Green Circle presents "Chefs and Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks" at the Union Depot in Saranac Lake
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, 
7:30 p.m. Saranac Village at Will Rogers presents Dick and Jackie Brabant to perform "Echoes in Black" $5


8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake presents The Rustic Riders FREE

8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents The Mystery of Irma Vep


Sunday - 8/28/11
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. - 4:00 p.m. 19th annual High Peaks Arts and Antique Show at Marcy Field in 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
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
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents The Mystery of Irma Vep


8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 8/26/11
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
7:30 p.m. Bob Milne Ragtime Piano Concert at the Long Lake Town Hall, $10, Call 518-624-3077


Saturday – 8/27/11
7:00 p.m. Sunsets By the Lake Concert Series in Arrowhead Park, Inlet Rain location Fern Park
7:30 p.m. Janis Ian performs at Great Camp Sagamore, presented by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts


Sunday - 8/27/11
7:00 p.m. Summer concerts at the Old Forge Lakefront (each Sunday until Sept 4)




Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 8/26/11
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
6:30 p.m. FREE showing of the Last Airbender at the Plattsburgh Public Library
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 Fully Committed


Saturday - 8/27/11
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Town Wide Yard Sale in AuSable Forks, Jay, Upper Jay and Black Brook
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. build a FREE wooden toy at Lowe's in Plattsburgh
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. MoriahStock FREE bands at the Port Henry band stand
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 Fully Committed
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Fully Committed
7:30 p.m. Northern Lights Square Dance at the Northeastern Clinton Central High School in Champlain


Sunday - 8/28/11
9:00 a.m. Elizabethtown Adirondack History Museum presents David Thomas-Train lecture on firetowers with a hike following to Poke-O-Moonshine $15/hike and lecture, $5/lecture. Meet at the museum
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru 
1:00 p.m. FREE Bluff Point Valcour Island Lighthouse Tours (transportation not provided)
2:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Fully Committed
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Fully Committed


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


Friday - 8/26/11
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 Across the Universe (PG-13) at the Glen’s Falls Shirt Factory 
6:30 p.m. Lake George Classic Boat Rendezvous (through Saturday)
8:00 p.m. The Woods Theatre in Glens Falls presents "Madame with an E starring Madame"


Saturday – 8/27/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
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
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lake George Classic Boat Rendezvous
8:00 p.m. Laura Roth presents The 1911 Vaudeville Show at the Woods Theatre in Glens Falls


Sunday - 8/28/11
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
2:00 p.m.  Laura Roth presents The 1911 Vaudeville Show at the Woods Theatre in Glens Falls

photos and content © Diane Chase,

used with permission of the
Adirondack Family Activities 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, 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.

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