Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do October 28-31, 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 28-31, 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 Fright Night at the Great Adirondack Corn Maze. In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area and its Great Escape's Fright Fest.  Around Lake Champlain enjoy six Spooktacular movies at the Hollywood Theatre, AuSable Forks. In Central Adirondack enjoy a Halloween Parade and Adirondack Trick or Treating!


Calendar of Events October 28-31, 2011 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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 - 10/28/11
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
8:00 p.m.  Pendragon Theatre and  Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Irma Vep $20/$18

Saturday - 10/29/11
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. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge 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. - dusk Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Tucker's Farm in Gabriels, Fright Night 
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Upper Jay Block Party and Pig Roast Pot Luck to benefit Hurricane Irene victims: Halloween fun and games, donation of $10/adults, $5/children for the meal. www.helpJayNY.org
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, 


Sunday - 10/30/11
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open!
9:00 a.m. The Halloween Hustle 5K and Kids Fun Run at Mt Hovenberg in Lake Placid to benefit Barkeater Trail Alliance. Dress in costume for prizes, not required but encouraged, $10 and $20 for registration
10:00 a.m. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
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)
1:00 p.m. - dusk Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Tucker's Farm in Gabriels
 1:30 p.m. Come see the latest Adirondack Carousel animal at Will Rogers Saranac Village. FREE and refreshments will be serviced
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Civic Center Halloween Skating Party, $4/pp, $15/family, Cider and donuts provided
6:30 p.m. Zombie Walk in downtown Saranac Lake. Meet in front of Compass Printing and put on your best zombie makeup... unless you are a zombie. If that's the case, come as you are!
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid


Monday, 10/31/11
Kids only! Children dress and enjoy a safe area to trick or treat around the downtown area
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Downtown Trick or Treat in Saranac Lake
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Downtown Trick or Treat in Tupper Lake
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Downtown Trick or Treat in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 10/28/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is closed for the season. Check for special openings throughout the holidays.
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
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Old Forge Library hosts a Halloween Costume Contest party for adults and children
6:30 p.m. Halloween Parade and Party in Inlet. Meet at the Church of the Lakes parking lot. Costume judging and refreshments at the IVES Building
7:00 p.m. The View in Old Forge presents Agnes of God, 315-369-6411 for tickets


Saturday – 10/29/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is closed for the season
2:00 p.m. Indian Lake Theatre presents Addams Family Values (Costumes encouraged)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pumpkin Festival at the Old Forge Fire Hall with pumpkin carving and face painting

Sunday - 10/30/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season!
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is closed for the season

Monday, 10/31/11
3:15 p.m. Halloween Fun Festival in Indian Lake. Hay rides, pumpkin decorating, haunted trail cookies and cupcake decoratin and trick n' treat in Candy Town to follow at Byron Park
7:00 p.m. Halloween parade and Party from the Post Office on Main St in Old Forge to the Old Forge Fire Hall


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
In Redford there is a new Genealogical Society in Redford for all those looking and searching for interesting family and local history for the Saranac Valley. 


Friday - 10/28/11 
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season (except the Flashlight Historic Corn Maze) until Fort Fever Series begins January 22
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. - 9:00 p.m. Gourd Swimming at the Comfort Inn Plattsburg to celebrate to opening of the new bowling aisle and arcade
 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Public skating at the Rouses Point Civic Center
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Trick or Treat on Safety Street at the Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh. Bring children in costume to go from "house to House" in a pretend town inside the Crete. sponsored by local busiensses
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Firefighters Haunted House at Former Lake City Skate, Plattsburgh, $4
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Halloween Craft (clay pot $) at Michael's Arts and Crafts in Plattsburgh
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
7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Flashlight Historic Corn Maze at Fort Ticonderoga
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 - 10/29/11
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)
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season (except the Flashlight Historic Corn Maze) until Fort Fever Series begins January 22
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. 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
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Spooktacular Movie Festival at the Hollywood Theater in AuSable Forks
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Public Skating at the Civic Center in Rouses Point
4:0 p.m. Paramormal Discoveries at the Adirondack History Center in Elizabethtown, $5/adults, $2/students, 873-6466
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Costume Party and music at St Mary's Academy, Champlain
5:00 p.m. Pumpkin Party at Turnpike Wesleyan Church, Plattsburgh FREE costume contest, calk walk, candy, carnival games, pumpkin decorating
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
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kids' Night Out at Plattsburgh State, hosted by the women's basketball team, children 5-11 can play sports, do crafts, watch movies, $10/child Call Cheryl Cole, 564-4147
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Firefighters Haunted House at Former Lake City Skate, Plattsburgh, $4
66:00 p.m. The Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Co. presents "The Ghosts of Riverside Cemetery" in Plattsburgh, 645-4454, Adults/$10, Children/$5
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Flashlight Night at Fort Ticonderoga with history and hauntings
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 - 10/30/11
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season (except the Flashlight Historic Corn Maze) until Fort Fever Series begins January 22
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 - 6:00 p.m.  Firefighters Haunted House at Former Lake City Skate, Plattsburgh, $4
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. FREE Crayola Craft at Michaels in Plattsburgh
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Gourd Swim at Comfort Inn Plattsburgh to celebrate opening of new arcade and mini bowling aisle
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free kids arts and crafts at Checkerhill Farms, Plattsburgh Call Barb at 561-4589
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Halloween Party for children up to age 12 at the American Legion Post 504 in AuSable Forks
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 - 10/28/11
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 – 10/29/11
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
noon - 4:00 p.m. FREE admission to the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls with art activities
noon - 9:00 p.m. Fright Fest at Great Escape, Lake George
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Treat or Treat Glen Street in Glens Falls
6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. Haunted Barn at Little Teahtre on the Farm, Fort Edward, $5
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cowboys vs Zombies Haunted House at the Wild West Range, Lake George

Sunday - 10/30/11
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
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
noon - 6:00 p.m. Fright Fest at Great Escape, Lake George
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls cartoon workshop FREE

1:30 p.m. Bring your pumpkins to Great Escape for a discount for the Pumpkin Smackdown.
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cowboys vs Zombies Haunted House at the Wild West Range, Lake George


Monday, 10/31/11
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Trick and Trick at Aviation Mall, Queensbury, FREE Kids Costume Contest in various categories


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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