Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do October 7- 9, 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 


*I will be at The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid from 3-5 on October 8 for a book signing. Come for the FREE coloring and activity sheets. Stay to say hi! 


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for October 7 - 9, 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! The main focus seems to be Harvest Festivals with one in each region of the Adirondack Park. In the Adirondack High Peaks there OkTupperFest and Saranac Lake's Pumpkin Fest to benefit Life Flight. In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area is the Gore Mountain's Harvest Fest. Around Lake Champlain enjoy pumpkin picking at many local farms. Bring your pets and family to the Central Adirondack is Long Lake's PetFest!


Calendar of Events October 7-9, 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 - 10/711
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!
10:00 a.m. Lake Placid Celebration of the Arts at the LP Conference Center, Main Street
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
7:00 p.m. The Lake Clear Lodge presents "the Nature of Bears" with naturalist Don Stunzi. FREE, $25 pub food themed Oktoberfest (optional)
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Mousetrap at the  The Lake Placid Center the ArtsCall 518-523-2512


Saturday - 10/8/11
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. Lake Placid Celebration of the Arts at the LP Conference Center, Main Street
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain's Flaming Leaves Festival
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pumpkin Fest at Mt Pisgah to benefit North Country Life Flight. Pay as you play for carnival-type games, cake walk, face painting, food and more
10:00 a.m. The Bookstore Plus presents its Second Saturday Storytime in celebration of Bat Appreciation Month
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. OkTupperFest at the Big Tupper Ski Area, $5/pp or $20/car inclused games, music, chairlift rides
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
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Diane Chase will do an author signing at the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid. Stop by and say hi. See what the book is all about for the Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks: Over 300 Activities. Free activity and coloring sheets
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. Jazz-funk musician Karen Savoca will be at BluSeed Studio in Saranac Lake, $14/$12 for members
7:30 p.m. Martha Gallagher will perform a benefit for Keene Flood Victims at the Keene Congregational Church, Keene Valley $10
7:30 p.m. Jason Hall will perform at Will Rogers Saranac Village in Saranac Lake, $5/donation
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Mousetrap at the  The Lake Placid Center the ArtsCall 518-523-2512


Sunday - 10/9/11
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Wild Center special Feather Fest with face painting, live music and party games. Meet live birds in the theatre
9:00 a.m. The Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival and 5K will be held at Marcy Field in Keene. 
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open!
10:00 a.m. Lake Placid Celebration of the Arts at the LP Conference Center, Main Street
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Whiteface Mountain's Flaming Leaves Festival
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
3:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus presents an author signing of The Trouble with Education Today: A Teacher's Perspective," by George H. Breitenbach, local author
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid

8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Mousetrap at the  The Lake Placid Center the ArtsCall 518-523-2512


Monday, 10/19/11


Central Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 10/7/11
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” 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




Saturday – 10/8/11
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Falling Leaves Craft Show held at 183 Park Ave in Old Forge, $2/pp, children 12 and under are free to benefit the Old Forge Ballet Company and Town of Webb Historical Society
0:00 a.m. Breast Cancer Awaremess Ride in Inletat Pedals and Petals


Sunday - 10/9/11
8:00 a.m. - noon All You Can Eat Breakfast at the North Woods Community Center on Crosby Blvd
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/7/11
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. - 5:00 p.m. Boquet Valley Studio Tour. Get a map at the Visitor Center or click on the link to visit area galleries or see artists at work
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 
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The Crux Grand Re-Opening Get Climbing 2 for 1 at the Champlain Valley Climbing Center, 56 Rogers Lane, Willsboro Children 12 and under climb for FREE
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Parents' Night Out at the Church of the Nazarene in Plattsburgh for children infant - 6th grade for a free night of games, and pizza Ca. 561-1960 to register
7:30 p.m. Roy Hurd will be at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse,4 Palmer St, Plattsburgh $10


Saturday - 10/8/11
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. - 5:00 p.m. Boquet Valley Studio Tour. Get a map at the Visitor Center or click on the link to visit area galleries or see artists at work
10:00 a.m. Port Henry Scarecrow Building Workshop. Bring the clothes and the scarecrow will be provided and displayed throughout town during October
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. Make a FREE wooden toy at Lowe's (a Monster Machine in time for Halloween)
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
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Crazy Pumpkin events at Michaels Craft Store in Plattsburgh (with purchase of craft pumpkin) make a craft
7:00 p.m. Second Saturday Cinema at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 4 Palmer St, Plattsburgh showing of Citizen Kane


Sunday - 10/9/11
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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Boquet Valley Studio Tour. Get a map at the Visitor Center or click on the link to visit area galleries or see artists at work
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. - 3:00 p.m. Make a paper bat at Michaels for ages 3 and up


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 - 10/7/11
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. – 6:00 p.m. Warrenburgh Mills Historic District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg


Saturday – 10/8/11
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
8:30 a.m. Adirondack Extreme Adventure Park open weekends through November 28, reservations recommended
9:00 a.m. Autumn Street Fair in North Creek with live music, fly fishing classes, face painting and street food
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thurman Fall Farm Tour 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Harvest Fest
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
noon - 4:00 p.m. FREE admission to the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls with art activities
noon - 3:00 p.m. Great Brant Lake Duck Race on Mill Pond Upper Dam
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Adirondack Authors' Fair at Thurman Fall Farm tour: Meet 11 authros at the Christ Community Church, High Street, Athol
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Stuart Little At Wood Theatre, Glens Falls

Sunday - 10/9/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. Adirondack Extreme Adventure Park open weekends through November 28, reservations recommended
9:00 a.m. Autumn Street Fair in North Creek with live music, fly fishing classes, face painting and street food
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thurman Fall Farm Tour 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Harvest Fest
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
noon - midnight Wild West Ranch, Lake George for 12 hours of country bands, kids' activities, food and fun
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
8:30 p.m. FIREWORKS in Lake George


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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