Friday, August 31, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Calendar of Events for Labor Day Weekend 2012

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


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for August 31 - September 3, 2012.  Happy Labor Day! Best Bet! Battle of Plattsburgh, Farm2Fork, HoboFest in Saranac Lake, Fireworks in Long Lake, Lake George and Bolton Landing. 

Calendar of Events August 31 - September 3, 2012. Enjoy Your Weekend!
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 - 8/31/12
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. - 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
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 pm Free presentation by Carole Morrison, "From Industrial Farming to Pasture Raised" at Harrietstown Hall, Saranac Lake
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Shipwrecked," 518-891-1854
8:30 pm Golden Ticket and Free Outdoor Movie (Willie Wonka) at Berkeley Green, Saranac Lake 

Saturday - 9/1/12  
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 am - 2:00 pm Farm 2 Fork Festival at Riverside Park, Saranac Lake
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. – 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 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)
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Raptors at the Paul Smith's VIC, FREE, with Mark Manske
7:30 p.m. Olympic Center Saturday Ice Show, $10/Adult, $8/Children
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Martin Sexton Benefit Concert for Dewey Mt, $60/$30
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) presents "Understanding Black Bears" with Steve Hall at Heart Lake, Lake Placid (Free)
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Shipwrecked," 518-891-1854


Sunday - 9/2/12  
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 Keene/Keene Valley Farmers Market at Marcy Field
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
noon - 11 pm Hobofest FREE Music Fest at the Depot Street, Saranac Lake
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum is open
4:00 pm East Branch of the Arts presents "Storytellers" at the Keene Valley Congregational Church, $10/pp, free/students
8:00 pm Pendragon Theatre presents "The Last Five Years" 518-891-1854

Monday - 9/3/12 - Labor Day
10:00 am Summer Storytime at The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid
11 am - 4:00 pm Saranac Lake Youth Center Circus, Riverside Park
7:00 p.m. Bingo at the Saranac Lake Adult Center

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


Friday - 8/31/12
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 am - Tour Great Camp Sagamore
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)
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake 
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers' Market on Park Avenue
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 – 9/1/12
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 
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 am - Tour Great Camp Sagamore
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 am - 4:00 pm Falling Leaves Craft Show , 187 Park Ave, Old Forge, $2 admission to benefit Hope House and the Polar Bear Ski Club, food, cookie walk and crafts
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"
11 am Railfan Weekend at the Adirondnack Scenic Railroad Thendara Station
noon - 4:00 p.m. North Creek Depot Museum is open.
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake 
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
4:00 pm Indian Lake Pig Roast at the Fire Hall
5:00 pm Long Lake Chicken BBQ and Fireworksat Mt Sabattis Pavilion 
6 pm - 8 pm Fritz's Polka Bank at Arrowhead Park, Old Forge
7:00 p.m. Inlet presents "Sunsets by the Lake" at Arrowhead Park  
7:00 pm Adirondack Scenic Railroad 20th anniversary with Stuart DeCamp, Owner of the Historic Thendara Town Hall.
7 pm Bingo at Piseco Community Hall, Old Piseco Rd
7:30 pm Bingo at the Old Forge Fire Hall, Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Sunday - 9/2/12 
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 am - 6 pm 2nd annual D&H Rail Fair at the North Creek Depot Museum
10 am - Tour Great Camp Sagamore
11 am Railfan Weekend at the Adirondnack Scenic Railroad Thendara Station
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake 
1:00 pm. - 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."  
10 am - 6 pm 2nd annual D&H Rail Fair at the North Creek Depot Museum
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 Cap-py Duck Derby. Adopt a duck for $5 and win a chance at various prizes held at the Town of Webb Info Center, Old Forge
noon - 4:00 p.m. North Creek Depot Museum is open for the season. (weekends only until July 1)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Elvis Tribute at the Old Forge lakefront with Joe Angerosa
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday Summer Concert Series on the Old Forge Lakefront
Dusk Fireworks, vehicle raffle Old Forge lakefront

Monday - 9/3/12 - Labor Day
10 am - Tour Great Camp Sagamore

1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake 

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
All week: The Battle of Plattsburgh
Friday - 8/31/12 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
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
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Real Women Have Curves


Saturday - 9/1/12
All week: The Battle of Plattsburgh
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. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Antique and Tage Sale to benefit the North Country SPCA at Whallonsburg Grange
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 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour Undergound Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10/person. Registration required 518-834-518010:00 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 pm 46th annual Lobsterfest Weekend at the Westport Marina
2:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Real Women Have Curves
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Real Women Have Curves
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Music in the Garden at the Essex Inn $3/night. Bring a chair or blanket.

Sunday - 9/2/12  
All week: The Battle of Plattsburgh
8:30 a.m. - noon Champlain Area Trails will be clearing the Rocky Ledge Trail. Meet on Leaning Road
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Penfield Museum 703 Creek Rd, Ironville
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)
2:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Real Women Have Curves
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Real Women Have Curves
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



Monday, 9/3/12 - Happy Labor Day
All week: The Battle of Plattsburgh
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Real Women Have Curves

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 8/31/12
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 - 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. - 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Farmers' Market
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
Dusk: Outdoor Film: Glens Falls City Park, Glens Falls (every Thursday and Friday in July and August)
Dusk: Friday at the Lake George Shepard Park Concert Series starts June 15
7:00 p.m. Lake George Music Festival various locations
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Music in the Park, Stoney Creek Rd, Hadley

Saturday – 9/1/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
All Day: Lake George Triathlon with Kids Splash n Dash and other activities
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. West Mountain Scenic Chairlift
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 .m. 39th annual Lake George Rendezvous Antique and Classic Boat Show on Beach Rd
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 - 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
noon - 3:00 p.m  250th Queensbury Town Center Anniversary with crafts, open house and activities
4:00 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls
7:00 pm Street dance on Main Street in Schroon Lake and watch fireworks over the lake
7:30 pm The Sembrich presents Christopher Johnson, $30

Dusk: Fireworks over Lake George

Sunday - 9/2/12 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
All Day: Lake George Triathlon with Kids Splash n Dash and other activities
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
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
noon Bolton Landing Labor Day Celebration with fireworks, music and kids activities
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 
7:00 p.m. FREE jazz concerts at Sprinkles Ice Cream, Queensbury
8:00 pm The Seagle Colony presents a post-season event with Revue Concert of Operetta, Broadway and Cabaret songs.


photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook Series Adirondack Family Time™: Tri-Lakes  and High Peaks – July 2011 Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – August  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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