Thursday, April 19, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do EARTH DAY April 20-22, 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 April 20-22, 2012.  Spring Fever! 


Earth Day in the Adirondacks so get outside (please) and help make the world a better place.


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 April 20-22, 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 - 4/20/12 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. - 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. Building reopens April 9
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge reopens after spring cleaning April 21.
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 will reopen May 4 after spring cleaning
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
8:00 p.m. Owl Prowl at the Paul Smiths VIC with Brian McAllister, free for PSC students, $5/general, 327-6241 for more information


Saturday - 4/21/12 
Whiteface Memorial Highway will open May 10

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. Building reopens April 9
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center will reopen May 4 after spring cleaning
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. Paul Smith's College VIC presents FREE lecture on Adirondack bats
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Story Art for Children 5-10 at the Wells Memorial Library, Upper Jay
7:00 p.m. Earth Care Coffee House at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake


Sunday - 4/22/12  EARTH DAY
Whiteface Memorial Highway will open May 10
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. Building reopens April 9
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.
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  will reopen May 4 after spring cleaning
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Paul Smith's College VIC is looking for volunteers to improve their trails (as part of National Trails Day)
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
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Golden Arrow Resort in Lake Placid will host a Earth Day Market, Green Resort Tour, Kids Crafts, Live Music BBQ and more
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Adirondack Green Circle and the Wildlife Conservation Society present Community Climate Forum at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake




Central Adirondack Family Time
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


Friday - 4/20/12
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gallery open at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
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 – 4/21/12
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gallery open at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
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 - 4/22/12 
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


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. 
12:30 p.m. Earth Day Craft Class at the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena, Long lake



Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 4/20/12 
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
5:30 p.m. Imaginarium Museum Prince and Princess party. $5/ Under 2/FREE, Come in costume, 4709 Route 9, Plattsburgh
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Church of the Nazene, Plattsburgh presents "Parents Night Out" with free pizza, crafts and gym games for infant to 6th grade, 561-1960 to register
6:15 p.m. Free Mystery Theatre movie at the Plattsburgh Public Library (18+)7:00 p.m. Earth Day Documentary showing (FREE) at the UU Fellowship, Plattsburgh


Saturday - 4/21/12


9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:00 a.m. - noon Champlain Area Trails Cheney Mountain Trail in Moriah
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Scale Model Expo at the Holiday Inn, 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
noon - 4:00 p.m. Earth Day Celebration at the Plattsburgh Farmers' Market
1:00 p.m. Champlain Area Trails meet-up at the Woods and Swale Trail in Westport
5:00 p.m. Family Movie Night (Cars 2) at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, Plattsburgh, pizza and drinks from Pizza Hut

Sunday - 4/22/12 EARTH DAY
11:00 a.m. Nature and Earth Day event at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bike Clinic at the Whallonsburg Grange. Learn how to tune and repair your bike
3:00 p.m. The Lake Champlain Film Society presents "queen of the sun: what are the bees telling us
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Make an Earth Day Tote at Michael's in Plattsburg



Southern Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 4/20/12
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 closed 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


Saturday – 4/21/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. Clean-Up along the Glen Falls Feeder Canal
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is closed for the season
10:00 a.m. Glens Falls Rotary Club 2nd annual 5k race at the SUNY Adirondack campus Queensbury
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
7:00 p.m. Song and Story Swaps in the Adirondacks (FREE) at the Adirondack Folk School

Sunday - 4/22/12 EARTH DAY
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 closed for the season
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
1:30 p.m. Children and Nature Network: The ABC's of Observation at the Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
2:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga Fever Series presents Henry Knox: Beyond the Noble Trail of Artillery





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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