Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do September 23-25, 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 23-25, 2011.  September 24th is FREE Museum Day in participating museums across the Adirondacks, New York and the whole USA!


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 it the annual Tri-Lakes Artist Studio TourIn the southern Adirondacks and Lake George it is the Adirondack Balloon FestivalAround Lake Champlain enjoy the New Land Trust Harvest FestThe Central Adirondack is hosting the GREAT Adirondack Moose Festival!


For a full Calendar of Events September 23-25, 2011 for all Adirondack regions, click on the link below! 


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 - 9/23/11
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake 
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
All weekend: Tri-Lakes Artist At Work Tour
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open!
11:00 and 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. – 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
1:00 p.m. - dusk Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Tucker's Farm in Gabriels
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents (as part of its fall film fest) Bill Cunningham New York) $6 (NR)
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Mouse Trap


Saturday - 9/24/11
All weekend: Tri-Lakes Artist At Work Tour
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. - 2:00 p.m. 5th annual Flaming Leaves Classic and Antique Car Rally: to benefit the Keene Flood Relief Fund at Marcy Field, Keene
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Rockin for Rett at Tucker Farms in Gabriels, musuc, pace painting, bounce house and more. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Harvest Fest at the Wilder Homestead in Malone Reduced admission: adults - $5.00, children 6-16 - $3.00, 5 and under free. No guided tours. Family activities: pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, 19th century games, chapter readings from Farmer Boy, and more. 1:00 p.m. will be the Civil War Skirmish
10:00 a.m. a.m. Titus Mountain Harvest Festival in Malone
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open and FREE today only
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
1:00 p.m. - dusk Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Tucker's Farm in Gabriels
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. Bluseed Studios presents the country-folk duo the Oney Dewdrops, $14/ $12 for members
8:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Coba Stella (VT band) at the Annex $12
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Mouse Trap


Sunday - 9/25//11
All weekend: Tri-Lakes Artist At Work Tour
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. - 4:00 p.m. Harvest Fest at the Wilder Homestead in Malone
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 and 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)
1:00 p.m. - dusk Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Tucker's Farm in Gabriels
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 9/23/11
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
7:00 p.m. The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mt Lake presents The Laramie Project ($10/$5 for members)


Saturday – 9/24/11
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Great Adirondack Moose Festival in Indian Lake
9:30 a.m. Annual Paddle for a Cure in Old Forge
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open and FREE today with Museum Day ticket
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Stems and Steins Festival at the Hiltebrant Rec Center in Old Forge
2:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Fundraiser for Long Lake's Adirondack Hotel, $30/person, $50/couple. Live music, silent auction food and more
7:00 p.m. The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mt Lake presents The Laramie Project ($10/$5 for members)


Sunday - 9/25/11
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open (residents of the Adirondack Park are FREE on Sundays)
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Great Adirondack Moose Festival in Indian Lake
noon. - 5:00 p.m. Stems and Steins Festival at the Hiltebrant Rec Center in Old Forge




Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 9/23/11
9:00 a.m. Saranac River clean-up starts at Plattsburgh High School
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adirondack Farmers’ Market behind the Adirondack Historical Museum in Elizabethtown 
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily until Oct 20
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum Wed-Sat until Oct 8
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a corn maze, kids activities, pumpkin patch and more at Country Dream Farms in Plattsburgh 
5:30 p.m. Kids' Night Out at the Memorial Hall at Plattsburgh State, (5-13) play games, crafts or watch movies, 10/child. Parents take the night off


Saturday - 9/24/11
9:00 a.m. FREE 3-mle Fun Run/Walk as part of Plattsburgh State's Homecoming Family weekend
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 daily until Oct 20
9:30 a.m. Min-bus tour of Champlain Underground Railroad sites starting at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm 
10:00 a.m. New Land Trust Harvest Fest - Saranac
10:00 a.m. - noon The Knack American Girl FREE craft at Michael's in Plattsburgh, Make a breakfast plate and chef hat. Bring your American Girl doll
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1st annual Kids' Fair and Fest at the Babble Rural and Farm Learning Museum, Peru  $5/adults, $2 (3-13) under 3 FREE, look for hidden treasure, stage coach rides, capture the flag and more
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Chateaugay Lakes Farmers’ Market
10:00 a.m. Lowe's Build and Grow: Make a FREE fire truck and siren
10:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a corn maze, kids activities, pumpkin patch and more at Country Dream Farms in Plattsburgh 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum Wed-Sat until Oct 8
noon - 3:00 p.m. Firetruck rides, apple cider and homemade donuts at the West Chazy Firehouse


Sunday - 9/25/11
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. FREE kids crafts at Checkerhill Farms, corner of Boynton Ave and Veterans Lane Plattsburgh every Sunday, 561-4589 to register
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily until Oct 20
10:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a corn maze, kids activities, pumpkin patch and more at Country Dream Farms in Plattsburgh 
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 in the fall, winter and spring, 518-494-4888  (click on the link for a coupon) 


Friday - 9/23/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
9:00 a.m. Civil War Commemoration at the Ski Bowl Park in North Creek (until Sept 21)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Public skating at the Lake George Forum (mon-fri) $5/adults,$3/children)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
noon - 5:00 p.m. Railroad on Parade in Pottersville, a miniature indoor train world (go to the link for a $1 off coupon) through Oct 15
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adironadck Balloon Festival Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Warrenburgh Mills Historic District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hague OctoberFest
8:00 p.m. Charles Wood Theatre in Glens Falls presents The Band as part of the Balloon Festival 


Saturday – 9/24/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adironadck Balloon Festival Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury
8:00 a.m. – noon Glens Falls Farmers’ Market at South St Pavilion Glens Falls
9:00 a.m. Civil War Commemoration at the Ski Bowl Park in North Creek (until Sept 21)
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lakeside Harvest Craft Festival in Lake George
10:00 a.m. -4:00 P.M. Oak Mountain Zip Line open until October 10
10:00 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m. Railroad on Parade in Pottersville, a miniature indoor train world (go to the link for a $1 off coupon) through Oct 15
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hague OctoberFest
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Stuart Little" at the Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls
DUSK: Hot air balloons and fireworks on Beach Rd, Lake George

Sunday - 9/25/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adironadack Balloon Festival Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury
9:00 a.m. Hague OctoberFest nondenominational service
9:00 a.m. Civil War Commemoration at the Ski Bowl Park in North Creek (until Sept 21)
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lakeside Harvest Craft Festival in Lake George
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
noon - 5:00 p.m. Railroad on Parade in Pottersville, a miniature indoor train world (go to the link for a $1 off coupon) through Oct 15
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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