Thursday, January 26, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of the Events: January 27-29, 2012

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 for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Keene, Keene Valley, Jay, Upper Jay and Wilmington. 


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for January 27-29, 2012.  


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 January 27-29, 2012 
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 


Friday - 1/27/12 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!

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Whiteface Mountain is open
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift ) is open. 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays-Sundays (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
9:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. FIS Freestyle World Cup (A Whiteface liftticket is required to view)
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Titus Mountain, Malone is open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Snow tubing at the Lake Placid Olympic Complex
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Babies" as part of the Winter Film Festival.


Saturday - 1/28/12 
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Whiteface Mountain is open

8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift ) is open. 
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays-Sundays (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
9:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. FIS Freestyle World Cup (A Whiteface liftticket is required to view)
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Titus Mountain, Malone is open
10:00 a.m. Chili and Snowshoe Festival at the Paul Smith's VIC
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
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. 3:00 p.m. Draft Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides at the Paul Smith's VIC. $10/person, $20/family
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Adirondack Raptors and Paul Smith's VIC discuss Birds Of Prey, 327-6297
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Snow tubing at the Lake Placid Olympic Complex
4:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents the Adirondack Wind Ensemble.
7:00 p.m. Monsterbuck will perform at BluSeed Studios
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid
8:00 p.m. The Adirondack Mountain Club's winter lecture series with Jim Giglinto and Basic Avalanche Awareness at the High Peaks Information Center (FREE)


Sunday - 1/29/12 - 

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Whiteface Mountain is open 
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift ) is open. 
9:00 a.m. Learn Skate Ski Techniques at the Paul Smith's VIC.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays-Sundays (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Titus Mountain, Malone is open
10:00 a.m. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Snow tubing at the Lake Placid Olympic Complex
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid
7:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents the Banff Film Festival


Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 1/27/12
Towns of Webb and Inlet Snowmobile Trails Open for the Season (weather permitting)
7:30 a.m. - midnight Adirondack Ice Bowl - fee to play, free to watch in Inlet
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Zippys Crusade for Kids

Saturday – 1/28/12
All Day - Zip Code mets Date postal cancellation at Blue Mountain Lake 12812
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mike Norris Fishing Derby in Raquette Lake Fire Hall, Route 28 ($20 registration) 
7:30 a.m. - midnight Adirondack Ice Bowl - fee to play, free to watch in Inlet
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Zippy's Crusade for Kids
10:00 a.m. Track with Kids at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb followed with fireside chat with roasted mashmellows
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"
noon - 4:00 p.m. Ski or sled Indian Lake's Ski Hill or skate at the outdoor rink (one T-bar and two slopes.) 1/2 mile from Indian Lake village on Route 30
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Long Lake's Annual Chocolate Festival at the Town Hall

Sunday - 1/29/12 
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Adirondack Ice Bowl - fee to play, free to watch in Inlet
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open. 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
noon - 4:00 p.m. Ski or sled Indian Lake's Ski Hill or skate at the outdoor rink (one T-bar and two slopes.) 1/2 mile from Indian Lake village on Route 30
1:30 p.m. Adirondack Museum presents "Big Cat" Lecture as part of their Cabin Fever Lecture Series

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 - 1/27/12 
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. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
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


Saturday - 1/28/12
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
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
noon - 4:00 p.m. Meet Author Gordie Little and sample foods at Conroy Organics, 8173 Route 9 West Chazy
12:30 p.m. Winter Scrabble Tournament with the Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties, at the Ticonderoga Cornerstone Alliance Church, $15/$20 at door
1:00 p.m. Movie and Pizza at Town Hall Theatre, Chateaugay, $3.50/entry with free slice (Watch Happy Feet)
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center

Sunday - 1/29/12 . 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Adirondack Orienteering Klub Ski-orienterring at Point au Roche State Park Nature Center
1:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga Winter Fort Fever Series: Materials Matter, objects and the 18th Century ($16/adults, $14/Seniors, $8 children (5-12)
6:00 p.m. Free Open Skating at the Scott's Memorial Rink in Chazy


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 - 1/27/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain is open
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Public skating at the Lake George Forum (mon-fri) $5/adults,$3/children)

10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)

3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Tubing park at West Mountain is open


Saturday – 1/28/12
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. - 3:00 p.m. Special Olympics at West Mountain, FREE to watch
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. West Mountain is open
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls with art activities, FREE
10:00 a.m..- 8:00 p.m. Tubing park at West Mountain is open
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Lake George Forum
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)

Sunday - 1/29/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. West Mountain is open
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Kid's Time at the Wells Wesleyan Church in Speculator every Sunday.  Snacks, lessons and fun activities.
9:30 a.m. J3 East Cup Ski Race at The Mach (Ski Trail) 59 West Mountain Rd, Queensbury
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10:00 a.m. - 6:00  p.m. Tubing park at West Mountain is open
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 




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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