Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do September 30- October 2, 2011

Catch the Floating Letters Exhibit at the Goodsell Museum

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 30 - Oct 2, 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 come see the new glass floor section at High Falls Gorge that will suspend you over the AuSable River In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area is the 1st annual Oktoberfest or try the World's Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg Around Lake Champlain its a Harvest Fest at Country Dream FarmsThe Central Adirondack is the Adirondack Affair!


Calendar of Events September 30 - October 2, 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 - 9/30/11
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
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
6:00 p.m. BluSeed Studios in Saranac lake presents a benefit concert for the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington.
6:00 p.m. Trivia Train is sponsored by the Saranac LakeWomen's Civic Chamber, this 1 hour round-trip scenic railroad tour will start at the Saranac Lake RR depot. , $20/adult
7:00 p.m. 17th annual Murder Mystery with the Lake Placid HIgh School, $7/adults, $5/students at the auditorium.
7:30 p.m. The Lake Placid Center the Arts presents "In the Still of the Night: The Music of Cole Porter, $12/adults, $10/students and students, Call 518-523-2512


Saturday - 10/1/11
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 is open!
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 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain's 20th annual Oktoberfest
11:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Re-Opening at High Falls Gorge: Come see the NEW glass  floor sections that will suspend you over the AuSable River! 
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
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Lake Placid School of Ballet presents TuTu Tea party at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, $15/adults, $10/children (Just a few spots left 523-2512)
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. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents the 14th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival 


Sunday - 10/2//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 is open!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain's 20th annual Oktoberfest
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 - 9/30/11
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gun Show and Adirondack Expo at the George T Hiltebrant Rec Center in Old Forge
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” until October 31st
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
6:0 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. An Adirondack Affair is back in Long Lake. Meet Soap Stars and Cabaret performance. Reception is $30/ Cabaret, $10.


Saturday – 10/1/11
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gun Show and Adirondack Expo at the George T Hiltebrant Rec Center in Old Forge


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Falling Leaves Craft Show on Park Ave in Old Forge
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open and celebrating their annual Adirondack Harvest Festival (Adults/$18, teens/$12, youth/$6, under 5/Free)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. An Adirondack Affair hosts "Acting on Location" at Quackenbush'es Long View Wilderness Lodge.
11:00 a.m. T.H.E Loop Motocycle Ride starts from Long Lake and rides through Newcom, Minerva, North Creek, Indian Lake, Blue Mt Lake and bakc by Long Lake by 2:00 for festival at Mt Sabattis
1:00 p.m. Lake Pleasant/Wells CRP Hunger Walk with 25% proceeds going to local food shelters. 
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents The Mystery of Irma Vep at VIEW in Old Forge


Sunday - 10/2/11
8:30 a.m. Bus leaves the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for a 1:00 p.m. show of Quidam (Cirque Du Soliel) in Albany
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open (
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Falling Leaves Craft Show at Park Ave in Old Forge to benefit local Hope House



Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 9/30/11
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 - 10/1/11
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. – 2:00 p.m. Chateaugay Lakes Farmers’ Market
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
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open House at the Earthwood Building School , 366 Murtagh Hill Road, West Chazy, off-the-grid campus, straw bale building and more, 493-7744
11:00 a.m. North Country Out of the Darkness Community Walk
8:00 p.m. The Champlain Film Society presents "Win-Win"


Sunday - 10/2/11
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)
1:00 p.m. Champlain Valley Bluegrass and Old Time Music Assoc at the American legion in Ticonderoga


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 - 9/30/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
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


Saturday – 10/1/11
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. - dusk World Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg
10:00 a.m. -4:00 P.M. Oak Mountain Zip Line open until October 10
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 1st annual Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival with Wagenfest Car Show 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cambridge Valley Apple Festival at the Cambridge Hotel Lawn, FREE
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
noon - 4:00 p.m. FREE admission to the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls with art activities
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Stuart Little" at the Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls

Sunday - 10/2/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
9:00 a.m. - dusk World Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1st annual Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival with Wagenfest Car Show
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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