Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do November 25-27, 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 . With over 33 easy hikes to walk, cross-country (XC) ski or snowshoe in winter, 21 historic sites, 19 swimming holes, farmers markets, playgrounds, seasonal activities, maps, pictures and GPS coordinates. 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for November 25-27, 2011.  It's Black Friday and beyond. 9:00 a.m. 

Please join me on Saturday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m. at The Cornerstone Bookshop in Plattsburgh for book signing, activity sheets and  winter activity ideas!

Other ideas around the Park is Christmas on Main throughout Inlet, Indian Lake and Old Forge.  Look at  the Canada Pacific Holiday Train in various areas around NY. The Wild Center will host a Family Fun day the day after Thanksgiving.

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!  
Calendar of Events November 25-27, 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 - 11/25/11 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 closed to drivers for the season. There is snow on top of Whiteface!
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Opening Day at Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open five days a week (closed on Weds and Thurs only)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) is open. The Ski Lift will open on December 17.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for Family Fun Day! Music with the Rustic Riders, Author visit with Caperton Tissot, do arts and crafts, animal encounters and more
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open

Saturday - 11/26/11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) is open. The Ski Lift will open on December 17.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open five days a week (closed on Weds and Thurs only)
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Opening Day at Titus Mountain, Malone
10:00 a.m. Saranac Lake Adult Center presents Christmas Bazaar with raffles, crafts and food vendors
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
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, 

Sunday - 11/27/11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) is open. The Ski Lift will open on December 17.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open five days a week (closed on Weds and Thurs only)
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 Bloomingdale Firehouse will host a Holiday Shopping Extravaganza to benefit Tupper Lake fire victims
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) 
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid

Central Adirondack Family Time
*Part of Adirondack Christmas on Main Street, InletOld Forge

Friday - 11/25/11
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour with various fun events throughout the day
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Model Train Demonstration at Willemsen's, Indian Lake 
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season and Opening Day December 10
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adirondack Museum Store is open for Black Friday! Get your own copy of Adirondack Family Time:Tri-Lakes and High Peaks there!
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"
11:00 a.m. Meet sled dogs, Old Forge*
11:00 a.m. Old Forge Library Story Time
noon- 4:00 p.m.  Horse drawn wagon rides, Old Forge*
noon - 5:00 p.m. Free gift wrapping at Inlet Town Hall*
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Carillon Music, Point Park, Old Forge*
7:30 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Cinderella at the Indian Lake Theatre, Country Christmas Tour, Indian Lake $15 / $10 members - *Children 12 and under $5 with parent)

Saturday – 11/26/11
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour with various fun events throughout the day
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season and Opening Day December 10
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adirondack Museum Store is open Tuesday-Saturday through December 23! Get your own copy of Adirondack Family Time:Tri-Lakes and High Peaks there!
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Visit Santa's Reindeer at Walt's Diner, Old Forge*
11:00 a.m. Meet sled dogs, Old Forge*
noon- 4:00 p.m.  Horse drawn wagon rides, Old Forge*
12:30 p.m. Candy Cane Hunt - Arrowhead Park, Inlet*
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Children's Holiday Film Festival at Inlet Town Hall*
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Carillon Music, Point Park, Old Forge*
1:00 p.m. Shuttle from Old Forge to Inlet meets at the Thendara Station, Old Forge*
1:00 p.m. Peter O'Shea will lead a nature walk at the Newcomb VIC, preregistration is required, 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Noah's Ark Animal Workshop, Inlet"
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free gift wrapping Inlet Town Hall *
2:00 p.m. Face Painting at Holly Woodworking, Old Forge*
4:00 p.m. Dog Parade, Inlet*
5:00 p.m. Tree Lighting and Caroling, Inlet*
6:30 p.m. Tree Lighting, Old Forge*
7:30 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Cinderella at the Indian Lake Theatre, Country Christmas Tour, Indian Lake $15 / $10 members - *Children 12 and under $5 with parent)
Sunday - 11/27/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season and Opening Day December 10
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is closed for the season
1:30 p.m. Reindeer Fun Run in Old Forge*
2:00 p.m. Special Holiday Matinees at The Strand Theatre, Old Forge*

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 - 11/25/11 
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season until Fort Fever Series begins January 22 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
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

10:30 p.m. Canada Pacific Holiday Train in Rouses Point!


Saturday - 11/26/11
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season until Fort Fever Series begins January 22 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:00 a.m. Lowes' Build and Grow Clinic: Make a FREE wooden toy
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m. Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks book signing at The Cornerstone Bookshop in Plattsburgh
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center

Sunday - 11/27/11
9:00 a.m. - noon $5 breakfast at the Peru Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season until Fort Fever Series begins January 22 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visit Santa at Aviation Mall in Queensbury until Dec 24
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free kids arts and crafts at Checkerhill Farms, Plattsburgh Call Barb at 561-4589
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Open Skating at the Scott's Memorial Rink in Chazy

Monday, 11/28/11
8:00 p.m. Canada Pacific Holiday Train in Plattsburgh Amtrak Station

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 - 11/25/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season (weather permitting) Save $10 through Dec 16 by bringing nonperishable food item 
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lapland Lake Open House and Ski Swap
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
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Festival of Trees at the Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Speculator Holiday Stroll: Skip the Big Box Shuffle and meet local merchants, enter raffles and get a very different experience. 

Saturday – 11/26/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:00 a.m. - noon Winter 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. - 3:00 p.m. Thurman Country Christmas with crafters and refreshment vendors
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season, Save $10 through Dec 16 by bringing nonperishable food item 
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lapland Lake Open House and Ski Swap
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls with art activities, $5
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Festival of Trees at the Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visit Santa at Aviation Mall in Queensbury until Dec 24
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Take the Polar Express
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Festival of Trees at the Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls. Dress the kids for a fun dance. $15/adults, $7/kids. Music by Radio Disney
8:00 p.m. Tony DeSare "Home For the Holidays Concert" at the Charles R Wood Theater, Glens Falls

Sunday - 11/27/11 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. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season. Save $10 through Dec 16 by bringing nonperishable food item 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Festival of Trees at the Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visit Santa at Aviation Mall in Queensbury until Dec 241:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
2:00 p.m. Tony DeSare "Home For the Holidays Concert" at the Charles R Wood Theater, Glens Falls
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Take the Polar Express
9:05 p.m. Canada Pacific Holiday Train in Saratoga Springs Amtrack Station


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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