Thursday, February 16, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of Events: Presidents' Weekend Feb 17-20, 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 17-20, 2012.  Happy Presidents' Weekend! 


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 17-20, 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 - 2/17/12 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. - 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. - 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 - 2/18/12 


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
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 VIC Draft Horse Program 1:00 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
4:00 p.m. Bowl 4 A Cure at Romano's Saranac Lanes, $20 donation will buy 3 games to the Susan G Komen Foundation
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sleigh Rides at Hohmeyer's Lake Clear Lodge, 518-891-1489
6:30 p.m. 46th annual North American Toboggan Championship at the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute 8:00 p.m. The Adirondack Mountain Club's winter lecture series 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

7:00 p.m. Saranac Village at Will Rogers presents the bluegrass sounds of "Cabinet" with Lazar Bear Productions
7:30 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Almost Maine" at Lake Placid Center for the Arts



Sunday - 2/19/12 

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
110:00 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
4:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Gounod's Faust as part of the MET LIVE 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid


Monday - 2/20/12

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. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is open in Saranac Lake for snowshoeing and XC sking
1:00 p.m. Knit a Woman's Sweater at Adirondack Yarns in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 2/17/12
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)
1:00 p.m. 4:00p.m. Winter Explorers at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (5/session or $30/week)
4:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Parade in Indian Lake (part of Indian Lake Winterfest)
6:30 p.m. - midnight Snowmaker's Ball at McCauley Mountain, $15/pp includes dinner

Saturday – 2/18/12
All Day: Adirondack Architectural Heritage Camp Santanoni Open House, 834-9328
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Indian lake Winter Fest with breakfast, Poker Run, craft fair, Tricky Tray and movie
8:00 a.m. - noon American Legion Old Forge will host Lumberjack breakfast at the Legion Hall, $8/adults, $4 children under 12
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open 
10:00 a.m. Raquette Lake Winter Carnival with games, sledding, balloon chase, frying pan toss, golf drive, bonfire and fireworks! Free magic show
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 - 2:00 p.m. Old Forge Women's Fellowship Victorian Tea Room at Niccolis CHurch, 315-369-3475
noon until gone North Woods Community Center, 110 Crosby Blve will host Chix BBQ to benefit their building fund. $10: 1/2 chicken, homemade pototoe salad, baked beans, rolls and dessert. Taken in or eat out
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. Broomball Tournament at Long Lake Geiger Arena to benefit the TL Fire Dept. 
7:00 p.m. Long Lake's Wacky Winter Week with Winter Olympics, Capture the Flag, Manhunt and more. Tribal "Survivor" Council will be Feb 24 at the Bonfire Geiger Arena

Sunday - 2/19/12 

All Day: Adirondack Architectural Heritage Camp Santanoni Open House, 834-9328

8:00 a.m. - noon American Legion Old Forge will host Lumberjack breakfast at the Legion Hall, $8/adults, $4 children under 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
noon  Raquette Lake Winter Carnival chain saw and cross-cut competition
6:30 p.m. Fireworks at Indian Lake Ski Hut
7:00 p.m. Old Forge's VIEW Jazz Coffee House, $10/$8 members
7:00 p.m. Long Lake's Wacky Winter Week for kids 7th-12 grades for a week of Survivor-like Games. 1st day is Manhunt. Tribal "Survivor" Council will be Feb 24 at the Bonfire Geiger Arena


Monday - 2/20/12

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
1:00 p.m. 4:00p.m. Winter Explorers at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (5/session or $30/week)
7:00 p.m. Long Lake's Wacky Winter Week with Winter Olympics, Capture the Flag, Manhunt and more. Tribal "Survivor" Council will be Feb 24 at the Bonfire Geiger Arena

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 - 2/17/12 
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 - 2/18/12
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 - New Land Trust 2nd annual Chili Fest at 236 Plumadore Road, Saranac Enter a pot of chili, free skiing and snowshoeing, guided tours and bonfire at dusk
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center
8:00 p.m. North Country Squares presents Nick Martellacci as caller. Come square dance at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, Morrisonville

Sunday - 2/19/12 . 
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Free Open Skating at the Scott's Memorial Rink in Chazy


Monday - 2/20/12
7:00 p.m. Plattsburgh State presents the film Dry Season/Daratt at the Yokum Lecture Hall


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 - 2/17/12
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 – 2/18/12


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. - 5:00 p.m. Giant Kite Flying on Lake George +
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
noon Chowder 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

2:30 p.m. Snowmobile Water Skip, Lake George+
4:00 p.m. Bonfire on the Beach, Lake George +
5:00 p.m. (Hot Air Balloon Moon Glow) +
6:30 p.m. Fireworks on Lake George + 
8:00 p.m. Wood Theatre presents the Richard Glazier Salutes American Popular Song & Maurice Whitney


Sunday - 2/19/12
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 Closest to the Pin Race, Lake George +
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 
3:00 p.m. Polar Plunge, Lake George+


Monday - 2/20/12

8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. West Mountain is open
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


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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