Thursday, May 3, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of Events: May 4-6, 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 May 4-6, 2012.  
Happy Arbor Day!


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 May 4-6, 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 - 5/4/12 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. 
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open for the season.
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
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open


Saturday - 5/5/12  Saranac Lake Daffest
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 is open for the season.
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. 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. magician Richard Tenace will be at the Saranac lake Free Library
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center  is open
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
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. John Brown Day at the John Brown Historic State Historic Site, Lake Placid


Sunday - 5/6/12  Saranac Lake Daffest
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. 
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 is open for the season.
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
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
2:00 p.m. The Adirondack Singers will present at St Bernard's Church


Central Adirondack Family Time
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012
Thendara Golf Club is open for the season
Friday - 5/4/12
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


9:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Adventure Festival at Riverfront Park in North Creek
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)
3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The School of the Old Forge Ballet Company is offering free lessons for Ballet, Tap & Jazz, Ballroom, Beginning Piano, and Latin & Modern for the communities of the Adirondack Park held at the North Woods Community Center located at 110 Crosby Boulevard in Old Forge.  For additional information and schedules, please phone Sue Ann Lorenz-Wallace at 315-369-8721 or email oldforgeballet@roadrunner.com.
7:30 p.m. Battle of the Bands, Indian Lake ($20 band entry/ $5 spectator admission)


Saturday – 5/5/12
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


9:00 a.m. 55th annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby at North Creek
9:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Adventure Festival at Riverfront Park in North Creek
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 - 5/6/12 
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012
9:00 a.m. 55th annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby at North Creek
9:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Adventure Festival at Riverfront Park in North Creek
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 - 5/4/12 
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. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)
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. - 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
7:30 p.m. Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh presents Dan Berggen (Folk $10)




Saturday - 5/5/12
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Bird Walk at Point au Roche State Park, Plattsburgh
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Family Fun Day at Point au Roche State Park, Plattsburgh
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:00 a.m. - noon North Country Jamboree at the Vetrans of Foreign War Post 309 in Peru
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8

11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. World's Biggest Disc Golf Weekend at Ausable Chasm Campground (Free)
5:00 p.m. GospelFest at the E Glenn Glitz Auditorium, Plattsburgh State, 564-2704, $12 general, $5/students. Door price: $15/general $8/students


Sunday - 5/6/12 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)


Southern Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 5/4/12
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 Gondola Rides open May 26

10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week


Saturday – 5/5/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
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 Gondola Rides open May 26
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)

Sunday - 5/6/12 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Maple in April Festival in Lake Luzerne
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 Gondola Rides open May 26
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 
2:00 p.m. Fire & Spice Festival at the Thendara Golf Club, Thendara



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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