Friday, January 6, 2012

Adirondack Regional Calendar of Events: January 6-8, 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 6-8 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 6-8, 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 - 1/6/12 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)
9:30 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
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. "Mapping the Familiar" art opening at the Saranac Lake Artist Guild
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Author Dana Fast signs her memoir "My 9 Lives." at the Left Bank in Saranac Lake


Saturday - 1/7/12 
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. - ? Charles Jewtraw All-Around Speedskating sanctioned event at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid
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!
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn to Knit at Adirondack Yarns, Lake Placid
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Titus Mountain, Malone 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
8:00 p.m. The Adirondack Mountain Club's winter lecture series with Joan Collins and winter birds at the High Peaks Information Center (FREE)


Sunday - 1/8/12 - 

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. - ? Charles Jewtraw All-Around Speedskating sanctioned event at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid
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. – 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


Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 1/6/12
Towns of Webb and Inlet Snowmobile Trails Open for the Season (weather permitting)


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)

Saturday – 1/7/12
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"
noon - 3:00 p.m. Box sled Derby Building Workshop in Long Lake Town Hall (cardboard, paint and tape provided) 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Full Moon Ski and Snowshoe Chili Party at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb

Sunday - 1/8/12 
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open. J
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. – 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is closed for the season
1:00 p.m. guided nature walk at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb

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 - 1/6/12 
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
6:00 p.m. Canvas Demo craft at Michael's in Plattsburgh
7:00 p.m. HIking Hut to Hut in Norway: An ADK Algonquin Chapter lecture at the Old Clinton County Courthouse, Plattsburgh

Saturday - 1/7/12
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
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Make a Yarn Backpack Buddy at Michael's (for ages 3 and up) in Plattsburgh
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Make a multi strand chain (ages 3 and up) at Michael's
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center
7:00 p.m. North Country Squares Square Dance at the Clinton County Fairgrounds

Sunday - 1/8/12 
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. 2012 Plattsburgh Bridal and Fashion Expo to Benefit Make A Wish: Come and win a $1,000 cash prize or Perrywinkle's gift card
1:00 p.m. Festival of Trees at The Hancock House, Ticonderoga
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free kids arts and crafts at Checkerhill Farms, Plattsburgh Call Barb at 561-4589
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) 
Just Beyond! CHECK OUT FIRST NIGHT SARATOGA from 5:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Friday - 1/6/12
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)
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
6:00 p.m. Dinner and a Movie at Mountain Memories: 518-924-4700, 1561 State Route 30, Wells
7:00 p.m. Family Movie Night at North Country Bible Fellowship:  Elm Lake Road, Speculator.  Free Admission, popcorn, candy and refreshments for the entire family.


Saturday – 1/7/12
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. - 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. Willie Bear Race at Oak Mountain $2 registration for children to ride/ski the course to win a Willie Bear
10:00 a.m. Demo Day at West Mountain free admission to preview and demo Nordica, Rossignol, Atomic, Head, Line, Volkl, Blizzard & Smith Will be in Attendance 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls with art activities, $5
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
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FREE trails day at Lapland Lake Nordic Center, complimentary facility use
7:00 p.m. Lake Pleasant Bicentennial“Kick-off” at the Lake Pleasant School. Video presentation on history of Lake Pleasant and schedule of activities, “Azalea and the Good Ole Boys” singing, raffle of t-shirt, hat and flag
8:00 p.m. Charles Wood Theatre and Pendragon Theatre present To Kill A Mockingbird

Sunday - 1/8/12
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.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season
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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