Thursday, October 20, 2011

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do October 21-23, 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 21-23, 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 Halloween Train Ride . In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area and watch the Fall Special Olympics.  Around Lake Champlain take a Haunted Homestead Tour. In Central Adirondack search for the Great Pumpkin!


Calendar of Events October 21-23, 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 - 10/21/11
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!
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
1:00 p.m. - dusk Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Tucker's Farm in Gabriels
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. The Mystical Forest by Ekrub Players in Burke, volunteers lead groups through a pumpkin lit trail to skits (non scary) $8/pp food is available for purchase, bring a canned good for a $1 off
7:00 p.m. Left Bank Cafe in Saranac lake presents NYC Jazz pianist Larry Ham, $1.00
8:00 p.m.  Pendragon Theatre and  Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Irma Vep $20/$18

Saturday - 10/22/11
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open!
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Ski Club and Dewey Mountain Recreation Center Skate and Ski Swap at Mount Pisgah
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wilmington Historical Society presents Wilmington in Postcards at the Wilmington Community Center
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
11:00 a.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) for Family Halloween Train, Costume Contest, See goblins and witches haunt the rails $10/adults, Children 12 and under FREE
1:00 p.m. - dusk Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Tucker's Farm in Gabriels
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) for Family Halloween Train, Costume Contest, See goblins and witches haunt the rails $10/adults, Children 12 and under FREE
5:30 p.m. Adult Halloween Wine Tasting Train Ride (departs from Lake Placid only) $29/adults
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, 
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. The Mystical Forest by Ekrub Players in Burke, volunteers lead groups through a pumpkin lit trail to skits (non scary) $8/pp food is available for purchase, bring a canned good for a $1 off
7:30 p.m. BluSeed Studios presents Crackin' Foxy, $14/general, $12/members
7:30 p.m. Will Rogers presents author Robin Schelle's poetry Pieces of Me, FREE
8:00 p.m. Recover Lounge in Upper Jay presents NYC Jazz pianist Larry Ham
8:00 p.m.  Pendragon Theatre and  Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Irma Vep $20/$18


Sunday - 10/23/11
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
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Indoor Adirondack Farmers' Market at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex (until December 17)
10:00 a.m. NYC Jazz Pianist will perform at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Saranac lake
11:00 a.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) for Family Halloween Train, Costume Contest, See goblins and witches haunt the rails $10/adults, Children 12 and under FREE
noon - 3:00 p.m. Charlie's Inn will present a children's Halloween party with pumpkin decorating, facepainting, hay ride and more, $5
noon - 4:00 p.m. Community Theatre Players will have a costume/Bazaar Sale at 153 Trudeau Rd, Saranac lake
noon - 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. The Mystical Forest by Ekrub Players in Burke, volunteers lead groups through a pumpkin lit trail to skits (non gory) $8/pp food is available for purchase, bring a canned good for a $1 off
1:00 p.m. - dusk Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Tucker's Farm in Gabriels
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) for Family Halloween Train, Costume Contest, See goblins and witches haunt the rails $10/adults, Children 12 and under FREE
7:00 p.m. BluSeed Studios presents NYC Jazz pianist Larry Ham
 8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 10/21/11
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
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 – 10/22/11
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 - 10/23/11
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 - 10/21/11
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
6:00 p.m. 9:0 p.m. Kids' Night Out at Northeastern Clinton Central High School, Champlain for kids 5-13, $12/child, mummy warps, face painting and more for this Halloween themed party
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Haunted Homestead at Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center, Willsboro and the 1812 House, $8/adults, $20/3 people. 
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
10:00 p.m. The Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Co. presents "The Ghosts of Riverside Cemetery" in Plattsburgh, 645-4454, Adults/$10, Children/$5


Saturday - 10/22/11
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
10:00 a.m. - noon Make a spider T shirt at Michael's Arts and Craft Store, Plattsburgh (with purchase of T)
10:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Enjoy ghost stories, flashlight corn maze, kids activities, s'mores, bonfire and more at Country Dream Farms in Plattsburgh ($5 for the maze)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:00 a.m. Make a Halloween Monster Truck as part of Lowe's Build and Grow
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Public Skating at the Civic Center in Rouses Point
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
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
6:30 p.m. 3rd annual Zombie Walk and Prom at the Farmers' Market Pavilion Plattsburgh, Walk starts at the Angel College Center, Plattsburgh State and ends at the Pavilion
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Zombie Prom at the Farmers' Pavilion - local bands, donations accepted to benefit the ROTA gallery
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Flashlight Night at Fort Ticonderoga with history and hauntings
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Haunted Homestead at Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center, Willsboro and the 1812 House, $8/adults, $20/3 people. 
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
10:00 p.m. The Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Co. presents "The Ghosts of Riverside Cemetery" in Plattsburgh, 645-4454, Adults/$10, Children/$5


Sunday - 10/23/11
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 
noon Bankers Orchard is sponsoring the Monster Dash 4K Run/Walk and Goblin Gallop Fun Run to benefit Medicine Horse Farm, $10, under 12=$5, family/$25, Costumes encouraged
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free kids arts and crafts at Checkerhill Farms, Plattsburgh Call Barb at 561-4589
6:30 p.m. Burlington Taiko Japanese Drum Festival at E Glenn Glitz Auditorum at Plattsburgh State, $3/students, $5 non student member


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 - 10/21/11
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
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Warrenburgh Mills Historic District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cowboys vs Zombies Haunted House at the Wild West Range, Lake George


Saturday – 10/22/11
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. - 5:00 p.m. Special Olympics State Falls Games, Glens Falls
8:30 a.m. Adirondack Extreme Adventure Park open weekends through November 28, reservations recommended
10:00 a.m. Pumpkin Train departs Thendara Train station to Carter Station, Adults/$20,Children (2-12) $10 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Make Halloween cookies and decorate 6-8 cookies to take home at Piseco Elementary School, $12
noon - 4:00 p.m. FREE admission to the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls with art activities
12:30 p.m. Pumpkin Train departs Thendara Train station to Carter Station, Adults/$20,Children (2-12) $10 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Autumn hike at Up Yonda Farm in Bolton Landing

3:00 p.m. Pumpkin Train departs Thendara Train station to Carter Station, Adults/$20,Children (2-12) $10 
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cowboys vs Zombies Haunted House at the Wild West Range, Lake George

Sunday - 10/23/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Special Olympics State Falls Games, Glens Falls
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. Pumpkin Train departs Thendara Train station to Carter Station, Adults/$20,Children (2-12) $10
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
12:30 p.m. Pumpkin Train departs Thendara Train station to Carter Station, Adults/$20,Children (2-12) $10 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls cartoon workshop FREE

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 2nd annual Be Osborn Memorial Fund Gals, $10/pp at the Georgian Resort, Lake George
3:00 p.m. Pumpkin Train departs Thendara Train station to Carter Station, Adults/$20,Children (2-12) $10 
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cowboys vs Zombies Haunted House at the Wild West Range, 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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