Thursday, March 29, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of Events March 30- April 1

By Diane Chase,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 March 30- April 1, 2012.  Spring Fever!


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 March 30 -  April 1, 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 - 3/30/12 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 will open May 10



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) 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 Reopens after spring cleaning April 21.
9:30 a.m. - 3:0 p.m. America's Cup Bobsled and Skeleton at the Olympic Sports Complex
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is closed. (Soon will be open again for mountain biking)
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. Lake Placid Bobsled Experience 


Saturday - 3/31/12 
Whiteface Memorial Highway will open May 10
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) is open. 
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge Reopens after spring cleaning April 21.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is closed for the season. (Soon will be open again for mountain biking)
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241
9:30 a.m. - 3:0 p.m. America's Cup Bobsled and Skeleton at the Olympic Sports Complex
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids Crafts and Fun Zone at Whiteface Mountain (free) at the Kids Kampus and Main Base Lodge
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lake Placid Bobsled Experience 
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 
10:30 a.m. Saranac Lake Library Story Time
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
1:30 p.m. Ski Equipment Tuning Workshop: (free) at the Repair Shop Whiteface Mountain 
3:00 p.m. Know Your Technical Apparel: A free clinic presented by Brookside at Whiteface Mountain (free)


Sunday - 3/25/12 
Whiteface Memorial Highway will open May 10
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Whiteface Mountain is open and its Super Sunday $35 lift tickets
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) is open. 
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge Reopens after spring cleaning April 21.
9:30 a.m. - 3:0 p.m. America's Cup Bobsled and Skeleton at the Olympic Sports Complex
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lake Placid Bobsled Experience 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is closed for the season. (Soon will be open again for mountain biking)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter! This Sunday is the Otters' birthday party so come for otter enrichment and stay for the cake. 
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. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open


Central Adirondack Family Time
Ski McCauley Mountain's XC Trails FREE ALL MARCH (weather dependent)
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


Friday - 3/30/12
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Check to see if  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)


Saturday – 3/31/12
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Check to see if 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"

Sunday - 4/1/12 
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Check to see if 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. 


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 3/30/12 
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)
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard
5:00 p.m. Fire and Ice Gala at the West Side Ballroom, Plattsburgh
6:15 p.m. Free Mystery Theatre movie at the Plattsburgh Public Library (18+)




Saturday - 3/31/12


9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
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
7:00 p.m. North Country Squares presents Square Dancing at the Clinton County Fairgrounds with caller Walt Wall
7:30 p.m. North Country Co-Op presents "Resurrection film screening
8:00 p.m. Champlain Valley Film Society will present a movie at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Essex

Sunday - 4/1/12 
noon - 8:00 p.m. Hollywood Theatre in Ausable Forks presents Movies from the past - flashback to the noon.  "Back to the Future" and "Footloose," "
2:15 p.m.  Back to the Future II" and "Dirty Dancing" at 
4:30 p.m. "Back to the Future III" and "16 Candles" Adults, $3; child, $2. At 
8:00 p.m. at the Town of Jay Community Center, there will be a "Meet and Greet" featuring James Tolkan, known for his roles in the Back to the Future movies as Principal Strickland and in his role in Top Gun. Adult, $5; $3 per child. Also, raffle. For movie or raffle tickets, call 643-2849. To benefit AuSable Forks Fire Department Water Rescue Program and Jay/Black Brook Annual Toy Drive. 


Southern Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 3/30/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season 

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
7:30 p.m. Charles Wood Theatre presents "The Amazing Kreskin

Saturday – 3/31/12
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 closed for the ski season
9:00 a.m. Ski West Mountain Snowcross Showdown (check to see if this is still on)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season
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)

Sunday - 4/1/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the ski season
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  and hosting a Scavenger Hunt
9:30 a.m. Double H Ranch Eggstravaganza at Great Escape
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
7:00 p.m. Charles Wood Theatre presents "The Pixel Project" a Short film Festival, $10



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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