Thursday, March 8, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of Events: March 9-11, 2012


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 9-11, 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 March 9-11, 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 - 3/9/12 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
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Artists Guild, Main Street Saranac lake will host ist 14th annual juried show. The show will run through April 19. 
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 Comedy of Errors" through National Theatre of London Live $18/16/12


Saturday - 3/10/12 
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. - 2:00 p.m. 30th annual Lake Placid Loppet at the Olympic Sports Complex XC Ski Cneter - a XC ski event
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
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Day, Dewey Mountain Saranac Lake: Paintball Biathlon, snowshoe scavenger hunt, boxershort trithlon relay and more! 
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 
10:30 a.m. Saranac Lake Library Story Time
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. Adirondack Carousel's unveiling of the Chariot (handicap-accessible) Saranac Lake
2:00 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. Inisheer will perform at the Harriettown Town Hall, Saranac Lake, $10/presale, $12/door
8:00 p.m. The Adirondack Mountain Club's winter lecture series at the High Peaks Information Center (FREE)


Sunday - 3/11/12 
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Whiteface Mountain is open and its SUPER SUNDAY with $35/adult, $3/teen, $25 junior 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 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
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 Met Live in HD: Ernani, $18/16/12
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid

Central Adirondack Family Time
Ski McCauley Mountain's XC Trails FREE ALL MARCH
Friday - 3/9/12
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)
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and Greet the SnoFest Extreme Freestyle Performers at Tony Harper's Pizza & Clam Shack
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Meet and Greet the SnoFest Extreme Freestyle Performers at North Woods Inn


Saturday – 3/10/12
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Rob Building Workshop at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, $25/ Call 518-582-2000 to register
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. SnoFest 2012 in Old Forge: Demo Rides and Watch the Extreme Riders at the North Street Recreation Center
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"
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
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center's Full Moon Ski and Snowshoe Chili Party $5/pp and snowshoes are available
7:00 p.m. SnoFest Back Flip Finale with Fireworks in Old Forge
8:00 p.m. Hypnotist Cris Johnson will perform at the Long Lake Town Hall. 

Sunday - 3/11/12 
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open. 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SnoFest 2012 in Old Forge
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
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Stamping Workshop with Shawnee at the Long Lake Town Hall, Call 624-2125.
1:30 -.m. - 3:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum Cabin Fever Lecture Series presents "Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps, free to members/children, $5/nonmembers


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 - 3/9/12 
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. Second Saturday Cinema presents Hugo" at the Unitarinan Universalist Fellowship, 4 Palmer Steret, Plattsburgh, FREE
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Ski Beartown Ski Area in Beekmantown
7:00 p.m. Plattsburgh High School presents "Footloose" at 1 Clifford Dr, Plattsburgh, $9/adults, $6/seniors/students
7:00 p.m. Second Friday Trinity Cafe at Trinity Church, 18 Trinity Place, Plattsburgh, Music and dancing with ON3, $5 donation, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult


Saturday - 3/10/12
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Altona Outdoors Show, Rainbow Banquet Hall, Wood falls Rd, Altona, $4/adults 12 and under free with attending adult
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. Fort Ticonderoga presents "Battle on Snowshoes, $10/ free to members
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Builder Association Home and Lifestyle Expo at the Crete Civic Center, Plattsburgh
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
2:30 p.m. Free Movie (Bunch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) at the Plattsburgh Public Library
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center
7:00 p.m. Plattsburgh High School presents "Footloose" at 1 Clifford Dr, Plattsburgh, $9/adults, $6/seniors/students

Sunday - 3/11/12 . 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Altona Outdoors Show, Rainbow Banquet Hall, Wood falls Rd, Altona, $4/adults 12 and under free with attending adult
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ski Beartown Ski Area in Beekmantown
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Builder Association Home and Lifestyle Expo at the Crete Civic Center, Plattsburgh
2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh High School presents "Footloose" at 1 Clifford Dr, Plattsburgh, $9/adults, $6/seniors/students
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Free Open Skating at the Scott's Memorial Rink in Chazy




Southern Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 3/9/12
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

Saturday – 3/10/12
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. - 3:45 p.m. Fort Edward's Winter Raptor Fest at the Gallup Ridge Farm, Fort Edwards
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is happy to again host this free family event at the Lake George Recreation Center in Lake George
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
1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Maple Sugaring at Up Yonda Farm in Bolton landing
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
4:00 p.m. Thurman Maple Sugar Days: Maple Sugar Party at the Thurman Town Hall, Athol, $10/adults, $5/children (6-11) free (5-under)

Sunday - 3/11/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Fort Edward's Winter Raptor Fest at the Gallup Ridge Farm, Fort Edwards
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. Try Scuba Diving FREE at the Glens Fall High School Pool
10:00 a.m. - 6:00  p.m. Tubing park at 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)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
1:30 p.m. Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek presents "The Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) lecture based on the book by author Marty Podskocki. 



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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