Friday, September 21, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time™ Calendar of Events September 21-23, 2012

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

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for September 21-23 , 2012.  Best Bet! International Observe the Moon Night, Adirondack Balloon Festival, Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival and 5K, Great Adirondack Moose Festival, Kids Fair and Fest at Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum

Calendar of Events September 21-23, 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 - 9/21/12
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 and Chairlift) 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
7:00 pm Roy Hurd Concert at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, $10/adults, $5/children

7:00 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Small Farm Rising

Saturday - 9/22/12  
Best Bet! International Observe the Moon Night
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
 8-11 am All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at the United Methodist Church, Saranac Lake, $7/adults, Children (6-12) $4, Free/5 and under
8 am - 2 pm Rummage Sale at Will Rogers Saranac Village to benefit the Alzheimer's Walk to Remember
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 and Chairlift) 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 until Columbus weekend
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. - 4:00 p.m. Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum is open until Columbus weekend
7 pm Philosopher's Pub at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat - weekend lectures
7:30 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Wild Film Festival with Patagonia

Sunday - 9/23/12  
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9 am - 3 pm Northern Forest Canoe Volunteer Trail Crew. Meet near Lake Flower, Saranac Lake
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p..m Keene/Keene Valley Farmers Market at Marcy Field
BEST BET! 9 am - 1 pm 5th annual Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival at Marcy Field (clown, music and hula hoop championships, 5K run
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 and Chairlift) 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


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


Friday - 9/21/12
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
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." 
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)
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 14
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers' Market on Park Avenue

Saturday – 9/22/12
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
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 after Labor Day on weekends through Oct 7. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
10 am Paddle for a Cure to benefit the Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer fund, Moose River, Old Forge
Best Bet! 10 am - 4 pm Great Adirondack Moose Festival, Indian Lake
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.
11 am Long Lake Boat Regatta (15 mile race featuring the North American War Canoe Championships, 10 mile Adk Kayak Championships and more.
11 am - 6 pm The VIEW, Old Forge presents Stems and Stein Wine Beer and Food Festival at the Hiltebrant Rec Center, North Street, 
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 14
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 - 9/23/12 
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open 
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 14
1:00 pm. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open after Labor Day on weekends through Oct 7. (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.
noon - 4:00 p.m. North Creek Depot Museum is open for the season. (weekends only until July 1)7:00 
Best Bet! noon - 6 pm The VIEW, Old Forge presents Stems and Stein Wine Beer and Food Festival at the Hiltebrant Rec Center, North Street, 
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Walk and Progressive Dinner at John Dillon Park,

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 9/21/12 
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) until Oct 15
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

Saturday - 9/22/12
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. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
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 am 5K footrace at Fort Ticonderoga to benefit the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship fund
9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open
10 - 11 am Lowe's Build and Grow. Build a free wooden toy: Celebrate October Safety Month and build a fire truck
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour Undergound Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10/person. Registration required 518-834-5180
BEST BET: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday) until Oct 15 - This weekend Kids Fair and Fest with apple bobbing, stage coach rides, sack races and more
0:00 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 pm - 8 pm Plattsburgh Roller Derby at the Plattsburgh City Rec Center at the US Oval, $10/advance, $12/door, $5/under 13, Free/under 6
8:00 pm Champlain Valley Film Society presents The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the Whallonsburg Grange

Sunday - 9/23/12  
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)
BEST BET: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday) until Oct 15 - This weekend Kids Fair and Fest with apple bobbing, stage coach rides, sack races and more
1 - 4 pm Run for Reading the Cadyville Rec Park, Plattsburgh, $15/individual, $25/family

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 9/21/12
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 pm - 6 pm Great Adirondack Balloon Festival at Floyd Bennet Airport, Queensbury
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
6 pm - 11 pm Oktoberfest in Hague with live music, food and beer tent. Bring a canned good or food donation. $2/, $5/family
Best Bet!8 pm Moonglow at Battlefield Park, Lake George
8 pm Pendragon Theatre presents Shipwrecked at the Charles Wood Theater, Glens Falls

Saturday – 9/22/12

Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
Best Bet! 5 am - 8 pm Adirondack Balloon Festival 
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 am - 4 pm Rogers Island Encampment at Fort Edwards, Free at Rogers island Visitors Center where French and Indian War reenactors meet. 
10 am - 4 pm 14th annual Arts and Crafts festival in Crandall Park, Glens Falls
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 - 7 pm 6 pm - 11 pm Oktoberfest in Hague with live music, food and beer tent. Bring a canned good or food donation. $2/, $5/family
7:30 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents the The RailRoad Boys Bluegrass Band/ $10

8 pm Pendragon Theatre presents Shipwrecked at the Charles Wood Theater, Glens Falls


Sunday - 9/23/12 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
Best Bet! 5 am - 9 am Adirondack Balloon Festival 
 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 am  Oktoberfest in Hague culminates with a nondenominational musical service
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
9:30 am - 11:00 am Discover Scuba at the Glens FAlls High School Pool
10 am - 4 pm Rogers Island Encampment at Fort Edwards, Free at Rogers island Visitors Center where French and Indian War reenactors meet. 
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 pm The Gaslight Follies Live Stage Review at the Charles Wood Theater, Glens Falls
2 pm  Adirondack Balloon Festival  moves to Crandall Park, Glens Falls
7 pm The Gaslight Follies Live Stage Review at the Charles Wood Theater, Glens Falls


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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