Thursday, July 26, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Activities™ Calendar of Events for July 27-29

By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for July 27-29, 2012.  Highlights: 


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!  Best Bet! Po-Punk Band Shoken Knife in Long Lake, Reel Paddle Fest in Tupper Lake, The Adirondack Theatre Summer Fest. 


Calendar of Events July 27-29, 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 - 7/27/12
ALL DAY - Tupper Lake Lion's Club Carnival
Find Waldo in Lake Placid to win a chance for all "Where's Waldo" books
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
8:00 a.m. Can-Am Rugby Tournament
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. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)
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 is open
1:00 p.m. Lake Placid IronKids takes place at the Mirror Lake
2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Paul Smith's College Farmers' Market

4:30 p.m. Freaky Friday Ice Show at the Lake Placid Olympic Center (Free) View athletes let loose from their practice routine
7:00 p.m. REEL Paddling Film Festival at the Wild Center, Tupper Lake
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "39 Steps", 518-891-1854
9:00 p.m. Outdoor movie night at Berkeley Green in Saranac Lake for a free showing of ET


Saturday - 7/28/12  
ALL DAY - Tupper Lake Lion's Club Carnival
Find Waldo in Lake Placid to win a chance for all "Where's Waldo" books
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
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. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)
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. 
9:30 a.m. - noon Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum in Saranac Lake is open
10:00 a.m. White Pine Camp Tour, Paul Smiths ($10/adults, $5/children)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Bookstore Plus presents Flanagan Frenzy (based on the popular Ranger's Apprentice books) FREE
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 is open
11:00 a.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Pinocchio
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
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. Soaring Saturdays at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex, $15/adult, $9/Jr/Sr
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum is open
1:30 p.m. White Pine Camp Tour ($10/adults, $5/children)
3:00 p.m. Book signing at The Bookstore Plus with authors Leslie Daniels and William O'Hern
7:30 p.m. Olympic Center Saturday Ice Show, $10/Adult, $8/Children
88:00 p.m. Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) presents "From New York to New Zealand"  at Heart Lake, Lake Placid (Free)


8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "The Last Five Years", 518-891-1854


Sunday - 7/29/12  
ALL DAY - Tupper Lake Lion's Club Carnival
Find Waldo in Lake Placid to win a chance for all "Where's Waldo" books
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
8:00 a.m. Can-Am Rugby Tournament
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. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway 
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.
9:30 a.m. - noon Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum in Saranac Lake is open
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
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 is open
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Adirondack Carousel is open, $2/ride, multiple tickets available for discount
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum is open
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "The Last Five Years", 518-891-1854
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Summer Ski Jam at Mt Pisgah with Big Slyde,Luge rides,  ice-ball relay, bocce curling, and other summer/winter games. Or just bring a blanket and sit on the slope and listen to music. Advance tickets: Adults - $15.00 Kids - $5.00 (3 and under Free). Tickets age 13+ will be $20 at the gate. Tickets include food and music.
 7:30 p.m. The Lake Placid Sinfonietta performs at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "So in Love - the music of Cole Porter", 518-891-1854

Central Adirondack Family Time
Thendara Golf Club is open for the season


Friday - 7/27/12
9:30 a.m. - close Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open 
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 is open through 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)
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Book signing at the Adirondack Reader, Inlet with the Adirondack Kids authors Gary and Justin vanRiper
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers' Market on Park Avenue
3:00 p.m. FREE children's concert in Arrowhead Park, Old Forge featuring the Rochester Philharmoic. For children 12 and under accompanied by an adult
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thendara Golf Club free golf clinic for men (Thursdays for women, Saturdays for Families), 315-369-3136
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Music in Byron Park in Indian Lake


Saturday – 7/28/12
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Old Forge Antique Show at the Hiltebrant Rec Center
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mountain R/C Moderlers Air Show at the Old Forge North Street Airfield. Air show at 1:00 p.m
9:30 a.m. - close Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open 
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open  through 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.  
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"
noon - 4:00 p.m. North Creek Depot Museum is open.
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents "The Tempest" as part of the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival - Inlet at Arrowhead Park
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thendara Golf Club free golf clinic for families (Thursdays for women, Fridays for men), 315-369-3136
5:00 p.m. The Town of Long Lake presents Shonen Knife In Concert, Tickets are $15/adults, children (12-under) Free
7:00 p.m. Inlet presents "Sunsets by the Lake" at Arrowhead Park


Sunday - 7/29/12 
9:30 a.m. - close Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Old Forge Antique Show at the Hiltebrant Rec Center
noon - 2;00 p.m. Old Forge Storytelling and Music Fest at the Forge Knoll
1:00 p.m. BBQ at St William on Long Point Raquette lake
1:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open through 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."  Civil War Reenactment all weekend
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)
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents "The Tempest" as part of the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival - Long Lake at the Pavilion
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday Summer Concert Series on the Old Forge Lakefront

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 7/27/12 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454
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)
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School of Music Concerts, $7/adults, $5/students or seniors
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Hounds of the Baskerville


Saturday - 7/28/12
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454
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 is open
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

2:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Hounds of the Baskerville
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Hounds of the Baskerville
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Music in the Garden at the Essex Inn $3/night. Bring a chair or blanket.

Sunday - 7/29/12  
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454
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

7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School of Music Concerts, $7/adults, $5/students or seniors

8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Hounds of the Baskerville

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 7/27/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain Scenic Chairlift
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes
9:00  a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bolton Landing Farmers' Market, Goodman Ave,
10:00 a.m. - noon Lake George Floating Classroom at Bolton Public Launch by donation
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.  Tubby's Tubing
10:00 a.m. LGA Floating Classroom at the Hague Boat Launch
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
2:00 p.m. Seagle Music Colony presents "Hooray For Hollywood"
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Farmers' Market
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Big Apple Circus comes to Lake George
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
7:30 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival presents Woody Sez at the Charles Wood Theater
7:30 p.m. Luzerne Music Variety Program $12/adults, children under 12 Free 


Saturday – 7/28/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. West Mountain Scenic Chairlift
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Gondola Rides 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Tubby's Tubing
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
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Big Apple Circus comes to Lake George
4:00 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls
7:00 p.m. Luzerne Music Center FREE student concert, refreshments
7:30 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival presents Woody Sez  at the Charles Wood Theater

Sunday - 7/29/12 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. West Mountain Scenic Chairlift
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. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes
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
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Tubby's Tubing
11:00 -a.m.- 3:00 p.m.  Big Apple Circus comes to Lake George
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 
2:00 p.m.Luzerne Chamber Music  Concerts, Free
5:00 p.m. Vespers Concert at Seagle Colony



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's second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™ will be available July 2012 covering the Adirondack Champlain Valley.

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