Thursday, May 17, 2012

Adirondack Family Time Calendar of Events: May 18-20

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 18-20, 2012.  Adirondack RR goes through Tupper Lake, Lake Champlain Bridge Celebration, Lake George Performance weekend, Old Forge Paddlefest. Enjoy! 


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 18-20, 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 - 5/18/12 For Art Events around the Saranac Lake  Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum is now open by appointment only until July 1.
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. Whiteface Memorial Highway Opening Day
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 will be closed for renovations
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Next Stop Tupper Lake will welcome the Adirondack Scenic Railroad train as it goes through Tupper Lake
8:00 p.m. The Community Theatre Players presents Into The Woods at The Lake Placid Center for the Arts


Saturday - 5/19/12  Saranac Lake Daffest

8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  First United Methodist Church, Saranac Lake presents an "all you can eat" breakast, $7/adults, $5 (children 6-12), free/children (5-under)
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. Whiteface Memorial Highway Opening Day
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. 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 Free chairlift rides at Ski Big Tupper, Adirondack Club and Resort, Tupper Lake 10:a.m. - noon the Paul Smith's VIC presents Little Bobcat program for children ages 3-5, $2/members, $5/general
10:00 a.m. - noon Saranac Lake Bike Rodeo at the Saranac Lake Civic Center
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 will be closed for renovations
10:30 a.m. Saranac Lake Library Story Time
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Story and Art with Natalie Woods at the Wells Memorial Library, Upper Jay (children 5-10)
8:00 p.m. The Community Theatre Players presents Into The Woods at The Lake Placid Center for the Arts


Sunday - 5/20/12  Saranac Lake Daffest
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. Whiteface Memorial Highway Opening Day
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 FREE for Community Day with Mother's craft, animal encounters and special family activities
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 will be closed for renovations
4:00 p.m. The Adirondack Green Circle presents Adirondack Mushrooms: A Closer Look at the Saranac Lake Free Library




Central Adirondack Family Time
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012
Thendara Golf Club is open for the season


Friday - 5/18/12
All Day Paddlefest in Old Forge with the largest on-water sale of canoe and kayaks
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)
3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The School of the Old Forge Ballet Company is offering free lessons for Ballet, Tap and 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.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.(Saturday) 6th annual Lamphear Fishing Derby on Racquette lake, 315-354-4581


Saturday – 5/19/12
All Day Paddlefest in Old Forge with the largest on-water sale of canoe and kayaks
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012
0:00 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"
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Adirondack Kids® authors Gary and Justin Van Riper will launch their 12th book and art show of the Adirondack Kids book artwork. 

7:00 p.m. The Reel Paddling Film Festival at The View, Old Forge $15/general

8:00 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center presents "What's Up in the May Night Sky"


Sunday - 5/20/12 
All Day Paddlefest in Old Forge with the largest on-water sale of canoe and kayaks
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.

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 5/18/12 
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Elizabethtown Farmers' Market 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market
9:00 a.m. Town of Plattsburgh Heritage Day, Town Hall, 151 Banker Rd, 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. - 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
7:00 p.m. Seton Catholic Community Theatre performs The Best of Broadway, $7/adults, $4/students, Free/under four, 561-4031


Saturday - 5/19/12
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Lake Champlain Bridge Celebration
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga Opening weekend with re-enactments of America's First Victory
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
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
5:00 p.m. FREE movie, The Lion King, at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, Plattsburgh pizza and soft drinks provided by Pizza Hut
7:00 p.m. Seton Catholic Community Theatre performs The Best of Broadway, $7/adults, $4/students, Free/under four, 561-4031


Sunday - 5/20/12  
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Lake Champlain Bridge Celebration
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga Opening weekend with re-enactments of America's First Victory
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)


Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 5/18/12
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

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thurman Townwide Garage Sale
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 – 5/19/12
All Day Lake George Performance Weekend with powerboat, sailboat, cars, parade and fireworks
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
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thurman Townwide Garage Sale
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Spring Festival at Walker's Farm Home and Tack, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
9:30 p.m. Fireworks over Lake George

Sunday - 5/20/12 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
All Day Lake George Performance Weekend with powerboat, sailboat, cars, parade and fireworks
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 



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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