Thursday, February 9, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of Events: February 10-12, 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 10-12, 2012.  Enjoy these celebrations of winter, Saranac Lake's Winter Carnival and a weekend of Lake George festivities.


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 10-12, 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 - 2/10/12 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. Mt Pisgah Innertube Races+
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
12:30 p.m. NBT Bank Children's Skating Races at the Saranac Lake Civic Center+
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 the Beatles Tribute Band with Tomorrow Never Dies."
7:30 p.m. Saranac Lake Rotary Club Variety Show at the Harrietstown Town Hall, +




Saturday - 2/11/12 
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Events+


8:00 a.m. Paul Smith's College VIC will guide a snowshoe trip up LoonLake Mt, $30/pass holders, $40/other
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)
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Titus Mountain, Malone is open
10:00 a.m. Meet the Carnival Characters at the Ice Palace 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. Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Exhibition at Riverside Park Saranac Lake+
noon SL Carnival Parade line-up at Lake Colby Drive+
noon Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents a live screening of Wagner's  Gotterdammerung
1:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake1:00 p.m. Carnival Parade in Saraanc 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
7:30 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "To Kill A Mockingbird" 891-9052 for reservations
8:00 p.m. The Adirondack Mountain Club's winter lecture series with Ed Reed "Moose in the New York at the High Peaks Information Center (FREE)
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid




Sunday - 2/12/12 
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Events+

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. Paul Smith's College VIC skate ski demos
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. Adults XC Skiing at Dewey Mountain, 891-2697+
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
11:00 a.m. Bionique Snowflake Volleyball Tournament at the Saranac Lake Civic Center Rotary Field+
11:00 a.m. Snowshoe Softball at Elks Field, John Munn Rd, Saranac Lake+
11:00 a.m. Casey McHugh Pond Hockey Tournie, Bloomingdale Fields, 637-4669+
noon Saranac Lake Teacher's Association kids XC races at Dewey Mountain, 891-2697 +
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. snowy Owl Face Painting for children at Harriettown Town Hall
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid
2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Kiddie Parade from the SL Library to Town Hall - all children welcome
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid
7:30 p.m. Cape Air Slide Show at the Ice Palace+
8:00 p.m. Fireworks at the Ice Palace+


Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 2/10/12
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 ($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)
noon - 8:00 p.m. 8th Anual New York Snow Run with the PinkRibbonRiders.com at the Hiltebrant Rec Center Old Forge
5:00 p.m. Moonlighters Snowmobile Club Poker Run between Newcomb, Long Lake and Raquette Lake.  Cards at Newcomb House or Raquette Lake Tap Room

Saturday – 2/11/12
8:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m. 8th Anual New York Snow Run with the PinkRibbonRiders.com at the Hiltebrant Rec Center Old Forge
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. 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
5:00 p.m. Moonlighters Snowmobile Club Poker Run between Newcomb, Long Lake and Raquette Lake.  Poker run ends at Adk Hotel, Long Lake

Sunday - 2/12/12 
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. 
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 "Nature:From Howling Wilderness to Vacation Destination" in Blue Mountain Lake


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 - 2/10/12 
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. Sid the Science Kid Story Hour at Mountain Lake PBS, Plattsburgh
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 - 2/11/12


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
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center

Sunday - 2/12/12 . 


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)
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Chocolate Tasting at the Paine Memorial Library in Willsboro
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 - 2/10/12
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 – 2/11/12


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)
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 - 2/12/12
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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