Thursday, June 14, 2012

Adirondack Family Activities™ Calendar of Events June 15-17,2012

By Diane Chase, Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series: Adirondack Family Time



The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for June 15-17, 2012.  Highlights: Old Forge Father's Day Frog Jumping Contest, Saranac Lake Father's Day Fishing Derby, Bolton Landings French and Indian War Reenactments or Elizabethtown Antique Car Show.  Happy Father's Day! 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 June 15-17, 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 - 6/15/12 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 
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. - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and 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
2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Paul Smith's College Farmers' Market
6:00 p.m. Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest
6:30 p.m. - close Lake Placid Film Forum 
8:00 p.m. Big Slyde will preform at the Upper Jay Recovery Lounge
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents The Last Five Year's Play, 518-891-1854


Saturday - 6/16/12  
All Day Whiteface Bike Fest
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. Saranac Lake Farmers' Market, Riverside Park
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway 
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.
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. 
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. – 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
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Yarns Fiber Fest in Lake Placid. Meet alpaca, angora rabbit farmers and more
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Spring Carnival at the Lake Placid Elementary School. Prize based on activity played
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Wells Memorial Library, Upper Jay presents Music Appreciation for ages 3-6
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free Juneteenth Celebration at John Brown Farm Historic Site
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Juneteeth Celebration at John Brown Farm Historic Site
11:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1:00 p.m. - close Lake Placid Film Forum 
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bowl with Dad and benefit Relay for Lide at Romano's Saranac Lanes
6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. View the film "Very Young Girls" at the Adirondack Community Church, Saranac Lake. Donations accepted
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) presents Marty Podskoch, author of Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC at Heart Lake, Lake Placid (Free)


Sunday - 6/17/12  Happy Father's Day!
All Day: Whiteface Bike Fest
8:00 a.m. - noon Father's Day Fishing Derby on Saranac Lake's Lake Colby
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 
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cruisin' Around the Mountain Car Show at the Saranac Lake Civic Center
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. (fee)
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.
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5th annual Kite Festival at Keene Valley Marcy Field
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
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Adirondack Carousel is open, $2/ride, multiple tickets available for discount
2;00 p.m.  Pendragon Theatre presents The Last Five Year's Play, 518-891-1854

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


Friday - 6/15/12
9:30 a.m. - close Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open 7 days a week through Oct 14. Admission: $18/Adults, $16/Seniors (62+), $12/Students (with ID)/Teens(13-17), $6/Children(6-12), Free/Active Military/Children(under 5) Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers." 
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek will open June 25 - Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
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 – 6/16/12
6:00 a.n. - 3:00 p.m. Long Lake Bass and Pike Fishing Derby at the Long Lake Town Beach
7:30 a.m. Ferd's Bog Hike with Gary Lee
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Classic Car Show in Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - close Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek will open June 25 - Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open 7 days a week through Oct 14. Admission: $18/Adults, $16/Seniors (62+), $12/Students (with ID)/Teens(13-17), $6/Children(6-12), Free/Active Military/Children(under 5) Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers." 
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.  Loon Race Fundraising as well as other hands on activities
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"
1noon - 4:00 p.m. North Creek Depot Museum is open. (weekends only until July 1)


Sunday - 6/17/12 Happy Father's Day!
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Classic Car Show in Old Forge
9:00 a.m. Remesen Bog Hike starting at The View, Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - close Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek will open June 25 - Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
Pavilion10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open 7 days a week through Oct 14. Admission: $18/Adults, $16/Seniors (62+), $12/Students (with ID)/Teens(13-17), $6/Children(6-12), Free/Active Military/Children(under 5) Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers." 
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. North Creek Depot Museum is open for the season. (weekends only until July 1)
noon Father's Day Frog Jumping Contest (Dads wear your craziest tie) at the Old Forge Lakefront


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 6/15/12 
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Elizabethtown Farmers' Market 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour Undergound Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10/person. Registration required 518-834-5180
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $17/50/adults, $14/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5)
9:30 a.m. King's Garden is open for the season (Fort Ti)
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)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Antique Classic Car Show at the Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown (Free)
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard
6:00 p.m. Chateaugay Arts and Film Festival, Town Hall Theater presenting "Frozen River"




Saturday - 6/16/12
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour Undergound Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10/person. Registration required 518-834-5180
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $17/50/adults, $14/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5)
9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm Opening Day
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
1:00 p.m.  Chateaugay Arts and Film Festival, Town Hall Theater 
7:00 p.m. North Country Squares calling and cuer for a square dance at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, Morrisonville

Sunday - 6/17/12  Happy Father's Day!
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $17/50/adults, $14/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bluff Point Lighthouse at Valcour Island is open. Transportation is not provided
2:00 p.m. Juneteeth Celebration at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 6/15/12
All Day: Americade Motorcycle Rally
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
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
Dusk: Friday at the Lake George Shepard Park Concert Series starts June 15


Saturday – 6/16/12
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. - 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Flower Fest in Main Street, Lake Luzerne
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville for residents 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Gondola Rides 
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m Bolton Landing Reenactment in Rogers Park
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
noon - 5:00 p.m. North Creek Beer Fest on the Hudson, $40/person (Designated Driver/$10)
4:00 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls
6:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Black Fly Affair at the Hiland Park Country Club to benefit the Adirondack Mountain Club

Sunday - 6/17/12 Happy Father's Day!
All Day: Bolton Landing Reenactment in Rogers Park
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. - 3:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Gondola Rides open
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
noon - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
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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