Friday, February 24, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of Events February 24-26, 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 24-26, 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 February 24-26, 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 - 2/24/12 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
9:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. FIBT Bobsled ans Skeleton World Championships at the Olympic Sports Complex
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center 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. Cole All Star Circus at the Tupper Lake Middle School, $15 at the door children 12 and under are free with a paying adult
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid
7:30 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Almost Maine" at Lake Placid Center for the Arts


Saturday - 2/25/12 
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)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is open
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241
9:00 a.m. Dewey Mountain and the Adirondack Mountain Club presents Family Snowshoe Day in Saranac Lake
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Titus Mountain, Malone is open
9:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. FIBT Bobsled ans Skeleton World Championships at the Olympic Sports Complex10:00 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
noon - 6:00 p.m. Come see 11 bands and performers to benefit Local Food Pantries at the Harrietown Town Hall, Saranac Lake Bring a donation of nonperishable or $
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
3:00 p.m. Cole All Star Circus at the Tupper Lake Middle School, $15 at the door children 12 and under are free with a paying adult
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sleigh Rides at Hohmeyer's Lake Clear Lodge, 518-891-1489
7:00 p.m. Cole All Star Circus at the Tupper Lake Middle School, $15 at the door children 12 and under are free with a paying adult
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid

7:30 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Almost Maine" at Lake Placid Center for the Arts
8:00 p.m. The Adirondack Mountain Club's winter lecture series at the High Peaks Information Center (FREE)


Sunday - 2/26/12 

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. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241
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)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is open
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
9:20 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. FIBT Bobsled ans Skeleton World Championships at the Olympic Sports Complex
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
2:00 p.m. Erica Wheeler will perform Soulful Landscape Concert at Saranac Village Will Rogers as part of the Adirondack Museum Cabin Fever, free to museum members, $5/other
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Almost Maine" at Lake Placid Center for the Arts
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid



Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 2/24/12
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)
Tribal "Survivor" Council will be Feb 24 at the Bonfire Geiger Arena Long Lake
7:00 p.m. Warren Miller's film "Like There is No Tomorrow" will be shown at THE VIEW, Old Forge, $10/adults, $8/children


Saturday – 2/25/12
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mid-Winter GeoCaching Event with the Blueline in Long Lake with XC skiing and fun for all
9:00 a.m. Rick Kovacs introductes fly fish rod building at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb - part of a 3 part series
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"
11:00 a.m. 3rd annual snowshoe softball Tournament to benefit the Kidney Foundation at Benton Field on Pelon Road, tickets for BBQ available for spectators
noon - 7:30 p.m. Forzen Fire and Lights at Arrowhead Park in Inlet
noon - 4:00 p.m. Sled Indian Lake's Ski Hill or skate at the outdoor rink (two slopes.) 1/2 mile from Indian Lake village on Route 30
1:00 p.m. Cardboard Sled Race at Fern Park, Inlet
1:30 p.m. Soulful Lnadscape Writing Workshop as part of the Adirondack Museum Cabin Fever will be held at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Winter Benefit for the Arts with silent auction for the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake
7:00 p.m. Warren Miller's film "Like There is No Tomorrow" will be shown at THE VIEW, Old Forge, $10/adults, $8/children

Sunday - 2/26/12 
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 (two slopes.) 1/2 mile from Indian Lake village on Route 30


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 - 2/24/12 
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)
3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Open Skating at Scotts Memorial Rink, 52 MacAdam Rd, Chazy
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. Valcour Sailing Club's Winterfet at Beartown Ski Area, Beekmantown
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Ski Beartown Ski Area in Beekmantown


Saturday - 2/25/12
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ski Beartown Ski Area in Beekmantown
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. Magic of the Mind with Ricard Tenace, mentalist at the Chateaugay Little School, Towl Hall Theatre, Adults/$10, 12 and under $8
2:30 p.m. Mystery Theatre at the Plattsburgh Public Library
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center

Sunday - 2/26/12 . 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ski Beartown Ski Area in Beekmantown
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 - 2/24/12
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. Fire On The Mountain, West Mountain (Free to watch)
8:00 p.m. Wood Theatre presents the Richard Glazier Salutes American Popular Song & Maurice Whitney



Saturday – 2/25/12

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. - 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 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 4th annual snowshoe hike for Hospice at Up Yonda Farm, Bolton Landing
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
noon Chicken Wing Cook Off Shepards Beach, 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
4:00 p.m. Bonfire on the Beach, Lake George +
6:30 p.m. Fireworks on Lake George + 

Sunday - 2/26/12
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
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+
1:00 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 





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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