Friday, September 9, 2011

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do September 9-11, 2011



By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series. her first 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 September 9-11, 2011. Tropical Storm Irene is being cleaned up around the High Peaks, Catskills and other areas of the Adirondacks. As resilient as the Adirondack Mountains are so are the people that live, work and play here. Businesses are open, events and activities are proceeding as planned. 


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 see Wilmington's Festival of Color In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George the National Car ShowAround Lake Champlain visit the commemoration of the Battle of PlattsburghThe Central Adirondacks features Teddy Roosevelt Days!


As with the rest of the nation we remember the 10th anniversary of  9/11 and our thoughts and prayers are with those who loved and lost. 


Family Calendar of Events September 9-11, 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 - 9/9/11
All Day: New York Remembers 9/11 at the 1980 Herb Brooks Area- Mezzanine, Lake Placid FREE
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. 6th annual Whiteface 5K Downhill MTB Race, Whiteface Mountain
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open!
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 (cancelled)
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Fall Film Festival: Waiting for Superman, $6


Saturday - 9/10/11
All Day: New York Remembers 9/11 at the 1980 Herb Brooks Area- Mezzanine, Lake Placid FREE
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 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
10:00 a.m. The Bookstore Plus presents Second Saturday Story time with Apple Month, stories and crafts
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wilmington presents Festival of Colors on Springfield Rd with kids games, music, 
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
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface ORDA presents "Skate to Support the American Red Cross" with samboni rides, curling and public skating 523-1655, ($1/ticket and each events ranges from 3-8 tickets)
3:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus presents an author singing with Cheri Farnsworth ad Wicked Northern New York 
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 "Humorous Border Incidents with Peter McAfee, retred US Customs Inspector FREE


7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Fall Film Festival: Wild & Scenic Film Fest, $12

Sunday - 9/11//11
All Day: The 90-Miler Canoe Classic from Old Forge to Saranac Lake
All Day: New York Remembers 9/11 at the 1980 Herb Brooks Area- Mezzanine, Lake Placid FREE
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 5K downhill Race at Whiteface (FREE to spectators) at Whiteface Bike Park
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 is open!
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Keene Valley Farmer’s Market at Marcy Field - still checking on this
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
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid




Central Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 9/9/11
Teddy Roosevelt Weekend
All Day: The 90-Miler Canoe Classic from Old Forge to Saranac Lake
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open Rustic Furniture Fair
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
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents MouseTrap at The View in Old Forge


Saturday – 9/10/11
All day: Teddy Roosevelt Weekend
All Day: The 90-Miler Canoe Classic from Old Forge to Saranac Lake
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open Rustic Furniture Fair
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 3rd annual IVES Clam Bake in Inlet, to benefit Intet Emergency Services
7:00 p.m. Sunsets By the Lake Concert Series in Arrowhead Park, Inlet Rain location Fern Park
7:00 p.m. Folktales from Asia and Africa, The World-renowned Off-Broadway theater group La MaMa  at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake
 7:00 p.m. Bingo at the Old Forge Fire Hall (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)


Sunday - 9/11/11
All Day: Teddy Roosevelt Weekend
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open Rustic Furniture Fair
2:00 p.m. Cabin Concert in the Cabin in the Woods, 315-369-6411 for reservations

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 9/9/11
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Battle of Plattsburgh Celebration
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 Cabbage Patch


Saturday - 9/10/11
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Battle of Plattsburgh Celebration
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
2:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Fully Committed
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Cabbage Patch
7:30 p.m. Northern Lights Square Dance at the Northeastern Clinton Central High School in Champlain


Sunday - 9/11/11
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Battle of Plattsburgh Celebration
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 Cabbage Patch
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Cabbage Patch


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


Friday - 9/9/11
All day: Adirondack National Car Show 2011 in Lake George 
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
9:00 a.m. Civic War re-enactment at the North Creek Ski Bowl
10:00 a.m. 12:30 pm. , 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. The Sembrich Museum in Bolton Landing is open until Sept 15
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
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. SunKiss Balloon Festival in Queensbury
7:30 p.m. Sirsy Live at Shepard Park in Lake George FREE


Saturday – 9/10/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:00 a.m. – noon Glens Falls Farmers’ Market at South St Pavilion Glens Falls
9:00 a.m. Civic War re-enactment at the North Creek Ski Bowl
10:00 a.m. 12:30 pm. , 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. The Sembrich Museum in Bolton Landing is open until Sept 15
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 P.M. Oak Mountain Zip Line open until October 10




Sunday - 9/11/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
9:00 a.m. Civic War re-enactment at the North Creek Ski Bowl
10:00 a.m. 12:30 pm. , 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. The Sembrich Museum in Bolton Landing is open until Sept 15
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 P.M. Oak Mountain Zip Line open until October 10
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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 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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