Thursday, February 2, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of Events February 3-5, 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 February 3-5, 2012.  There are Winter Carnivals around the whole Adirondack Park this weekend. From Old Forge to Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh to Lake George, enjoy these celebrations of winter.


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 February 3-5, 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 
+Part of the Saranac Winter Carnival
Friday - 2/3/12 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
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sleigh Rides at Hohmeyer's Lake Clear Lodge, 518-891-1489
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 Grammy winner Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience.
7:30 p.m. Winter Carnival Coronation at Harrietsown Town Hall+


Saturday - 2/4/12 
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tupper Lake Fishing Derby on Lake Simond Pond 
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. Saranac Lake Fun Run starting at the Ice Castle (free)+
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Business and Professional Women Chocolate Festival at the Harrietstown Town Hall +
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Petrova Kids Carnival - at Petrova Elementary School Cafeteria
11:00 a.m. Curling Exhibition near the Lake Flower Boat Launch, Saranac lake +
11:00 a.m. Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Exhibition at Riverside Park Saranac Lake +
11:00 a.m. White Stag Downhill Ski Races at Mt Pisgah, Saranac Lake +
12:30 p.m. NBT Bank Ladies' Fry Pan Toss Riverside Park, Saranac Lake +
 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. - 3:00 p.m. Horse drawn sleigh rides at the Paul Smith's VIC, $10/adults, children ride free
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
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
2:30 p.m. Treasure Hunt "Lost in Space" starting at Riverside Park Saranac Lake
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sleigh Rides at Hohmeyer's Lake Clear Lodge, 518-891-1489
7:00 p.m. Fireworks and Lighting of the Ice Castle
7:00 p.m. Full Moon Ski at Cascade Cross-Country Ski Shop, 4833 Cascade Road, Lake Placid. Call 518-523-1111
7:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents an original play by Joan O'Leary, donations accepted
8:00 p.m. The Adirondack Mountain Club's winter lecture series with Bill McKibben "Notes from the Front of the Climate Fight"7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid
 at the High Peaks Information Center (FREE)


Sunday - 2/5/12 - 

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. - 3:30 p.m. 9-Pin No-Tap Bowling Tournament at Romano's Saranac Lanes +
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. H&R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games at the Petrova Athletic Fields
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid
2:30 p.m. Icicle Contest at the Ice Castle Saranac Lake +
3:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents an original play by Joan O'Leary, donations accepted
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
Old Forge Winter Carnival All Weekend!
Friday - 2/3/12
Towns of Webb and Inlet Snowmobile Trails Open for the Season (weather permitting)
All Day - Town Of Long Lake and the Ice Farm (world class ice sculptor Stanley Kolonko will visit before going to 23rd Crystal Garden International Carving Exhibtion.  Sculptures slated for the Raquette Lake School, Shamrock Motel & Cottages, the Long Lake Historical Society, the Friends of the Long Lake Library, Hoss’s Country Corner and the Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub and the Long Lake Town Beach.
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open ($12 lift tickets all day)
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)
6:45 p.m. Super Bowl Style Parade, Main Street Old Forge
7:00 p.m. Join the bonfire, hot cocoa, music at the Old Forge Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Saturday – 2/4/12
All Day - Town Of Long Lake and the Ice Farm (world class ice sculptor Stanley Kolonko will visit before going to 23rd Crystal Garden International Carving Exhibtion.  Sculptures slated for the Raquette Lake School, Shamrock Motel & Cottages, the Long Lake Historical Society, the Friends of the Long Lake Library, Hoss’s Country Corner and the Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub and the Long Lake Town Beach.
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open 
10:00 a.m. 12th annual Kiwanis Winter Sports challenge (XC and snowshoes)
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 - 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
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Night Skiing at McCauley Mountain

Sunday - 2/5/12 
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. 
11:00 a.m. 57th annual Snowflake Derby part of the Old Forge Winter Carnival
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
3:00 p.m. Cardboard Sled Race, part of the Old Forge Winter Carnival


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 - 2/3/12 
Plattsburgh WinterFest+
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. - 11:00 p.m. Plattsburgh American Legion Winter Fest, food, (limted $1 menu) with fireworks at 8:00 p.m.+
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. - 9:00 p.m. Parents Night Out at the Church of the Nazarene, Plattsburgh 561-1960 to register, infant-6th graders for free pizza, crafts, gym games
7:00 p.m. "Intro to Bats" A lecture with Kathleen Lavoie, Professor of Biology at Plattsburgh State, Old clinton Court House, corner of Margaret and Court, Plattsburgh
8:00 p.m. Fireworks as part of the Plattsburgh American Legion WinterFest+


Saturday - 2/4/12
Plattsburgh WinterFest events +


9:00 p.m. Curling competions+
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. Snow Pitch Frostball Tournie+
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
11:00 a.m. Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary's Winter Carnival: free, ice skating, snowshoeing, XC sking, disc golf, wagon rides, indoor arts and crafts held at the CVPH Medical Center, 75 Beekman St, Plattsburgh
noon - 3:00 p.m. Horse and wagon rides provides by Country Dream Farms+
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Vintage snowmobile rides+
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center
7:00 p.m. North Country Square Dance at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, Morrisonville

Sunday - 2/5/12 . 
Plattsburgh WinterFest+
10:00 a.m. Snow Pitch Forstball semi-finals+
2:00 p.m. Chinese auction and raffles+
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)
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Free Open Skating at the Scott's Memorial Rink in Chazy


Southern Adirondack Family Time
Check out the Saratoga/North Creek Ski Train - Friday - Sunday for the month of February
Lake George Winter Carnival Weekends for the month of February


Friday - 2/3/12
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
7:00 p.m. Wood Theatre presents the SMSA Community Players production of Annie


Saturday – 2/4/12


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. - 4:00 p.m. Saratoga Chowderfest, sample chowder fro 50 local restaurants
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)

noon Opening Ceremonies for Lake George Winter Carnival
12:30 p.m. Outhouse races, Lake George+
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breezy Hlil  Ranch Alpaca Farm at Shepard's Park+
1:00 p.m. Wood Theatre presents the SMSA Community Players production of Annie


2:30 p.m. Snowmobile Water Skip, Lake George+
4:00 p.m. Lake George Winter Carnival Parade+
6:30 p.m. Fireworks on Lake George +
7:00 p.m. Wood Theatre presents the SMSA Community Players production of Annie


Sunday - 2/5/12
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
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. FREE Discover Suba at the Glens Falls High School Pool. Bring suit and towel, all other equipment is provided
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
noon -2:00 p.m. Butternut Ridge Farms Mini Donkeys at Shepards Park, Lake George+
noon Games a1:00 p.m. Children's Winter Olympics as part of the Lake George Winter Carnival+
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
3:00 p.m. Polar Plunge, 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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