Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do October 14-16, 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 October 14 -16, 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 enjoy a Pendragon Theatre production of Stuart Little. In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area join in the D&H Rail Fest.  Around Lake Champlain take a tour of the historic wooden schooner Lois McClure. In Central Adirondack get your kayak out for some whitewater!


Calendar of Events October 14-16, 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 - 10/14/11
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake 
Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum is now open by appointment only until July 1.
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
7:00 p.m. The Lake Clear Lodge presents Adirondack Guide Joe Hackett for a presentation "World of Hunting"
8:00 p.m.  Antje Duvekot in Concert at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, $15

Saturday - 10/15/11
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!
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Harvest Fest at AMC/Mercy Nursing Home, former Holy Ghost Academy Gym in Tupper Lake 
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 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
1:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents The Met Live - Anna Bolena,  
1:00 p.m. - dusk Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Tucker's Farm in Gabriels
2:00 p.m. Hunt for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms with Susan Hopkins at the Paul Smith's COllege,
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, 
8:00 p.m. Rusty "The Logger" DeWees will perform his comedy show at Harrietstown Townhall in Saranac Lake, $21 tickets available at Blue Moon Cafe or at the door.


Sunday - 10/16/11
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
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
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Stuart Little at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learn about Worm Composting for indoor year-round composting. Children welcome FREE held at Heaven Hill in Lake Placid
 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wine Tasting with athor and wine critic Terry Robards at The Pines Inn, Lake Placid to benefit The Lake Placid Sinfonietta.
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 10/14/11
ALL WEEKEND: Attention Kayakers and Whitewater enthusiasts. It is once again the Moose River Releases
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
7:00 p.m. Comedy Show at the Cellar Restaurant and Pub in Long Lake
8:00 p.m. Phoenix Dance Project is being presented at The View in Old Forge


Saturday – 10/15/11
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NYSML Primitive Rendezvous  at the Moose River Plains Mile Marker 5 - only people in period clothing and using period tents allowed in to camp. Visiting for all others is on Sunday from 10-5 with shooting demonstrations and other activities. 
10:00 a.m. Pumpkin Train aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, From Thendara Station to Carter Station and enter Wally's Pumpkin Patch. Price includes one complimentary pumpkin for train riders. One child will have the opportunity to pick THE GREAT PUMPKIN, $20/adults, $10/children (2-12), under 2/FREE
12;30 p.m. Pumpkin Train aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad
3:00 p.m.  Pumpkin Train aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad




Sunday - 10/16/11
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NYSML Primitive Rendezvous Public Day at the Moose River Plains Mile Marker 5 - only people in period clothing and using period tents allowed in to camp. Visiting for all others in 10-5 with shooting demonstrations and other activities. 
10:00 a.m. Pumpkin Train aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, From Thendara Station to Carter Station and enter Wally's Pumpkin Patch. Price includes one complimentary pumpkin for train riders. One child will have the opportunity to pick THE GREAT PUMPKIN, $20/adults, $10/children (2-12), under 2/FREE
12;30 p.m. Pumpkin Train aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad
3:00 p.m.  Pumpkin Train aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/14/11
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 
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Public skating at the Rouses Point Civic Center
6:00 p.m. Seton Academy Harvest Bash, Tobin Hall, Cumberland Head Rd in Plattsburgh, 825-7386 for tickets, Dancing, tapas, games and chance and trivia
6:00 p.m. The Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Co. presents "The Ghosts of Riverside Cemetery" in Plattsburgh, 645-4454, Adults/$10, Children/$5
8:00 p.m. The Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Co. presents "The Ghosts of Riverside Cemetery" in Plattsburgh, 645-4454, Adults/$10, Children/$5


Saturday - 10/15/11
9:00 a.m. Birding Trip with the Northern NY Audubon Society, Join Pat and John Thaxton at Westport Boat Launch
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)
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Waffle Frolics at the Great Adirondack Soup Company, 24 Oak Street, Plattsburgh. Try various waffles to beneift the ROTA Galleries.
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. - 2:00 p.m. Friends of Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fall Harvest Fest at the Babble Rural and Farm learning Museum, 250 River Rd, Peru Adults/$5, Children (3-12) $2, children under 3 FREE
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
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
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Public Skating at the Civic Center in Rouses Point
4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. The Gibson Brothers will perform at AuSable Valley High School in Clintonville, $18/advance, $20/door
5:00 p.m. Celebrate 10 years of Stone Sculpting at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff in Plattsburgh. This exhibition runs through October 29
7:00 p.m. FREE showing of the movie, The Kite Runner at the Sherman Free Library, 20 Church, Port Henry (PG-13)
8:00 p.m. The Champlain Valley Film Society will show Buck at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex, Aduts/$5, $2/children 17-under


Sunday - 10/16/11
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily until Oct 20
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fall Harvest Fest at the Babble Rural and Farm learning Museum, 250 River Rd, Peru Adults/$5, Children (3-12) $2, children under 3 FREE
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
4:00 p.m. Harriet Tubman lecture with speaker Milton Sernett at the Peru Free Library, 3024 Route 22.
5:00 p.m. Meet the authors: M. Dylan Raskin and W. Tavish Costell at the Rota Studio and Gallery, 19 Clinton St, Plattsburgh


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 - 10/14/11
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 – 10/15/11
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
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 1st annual D&H Rail Fair at the North Creek Depot Museum
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Walker's Farm Fall Fest and Craft Fair in Fort Ann, Free (pay as you pay) bounce house, race painting and pumpkin carving
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sacre-A-Thon at Halloween Hall Rt 67 in Ballston Spa
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
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Autumn hike at Up Yonda Farm in Bolton Landing
1:00 p.m. Make Paper Masks at the Hyde ($5 admission includes craft)

Sunday - 10/16/11
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. - 3:00 p.m. 12th annual Haloween Pug party and Parade at the Dynamite Hill Rec Area, Route 8, Chestertown, FREE
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1st annual D&H Rail Fair at the North Creek Depot Museum
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
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls tour the children's book illustration exhibit and illustrate your own story


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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