Friday, September 28, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time Calendar of Events for Sept 29-30, 2012

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

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for September 28-30, 2012.  Best Bet! Full Moon - September 30! Oktoberfest Whiteface Mt,  Museum Day, Artist At Work Studio Tour , World's Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg, Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival and Ghost Stories with Gordie Little at Country Dream Farms

Calendar of Events September 28-30, 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, North Creek, Star Lake, Croghan, Woodgate, Minnehaha, Indian Lake and Inlet New York (NY)

Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Piseco, Northville, 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, Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)

High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond 


Friday - 9/28/12
Artist At Work Studio Tour 
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
Best Bet! 7:30 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Manhattan Short Film Festival

Saturday - 9/29/12  
Best Bet! Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day
Artist At Work Studio Tour 
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
: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. 
Best Bet! 9 am - 5 pm Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival at the Paul Smith's College VIC, $10/carload, $5/pp learn homesteading skills and crafts
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
Best Bet!10 am - 4 pm Almanzo Wilder Homestead Harvest Fest and Civil War Reenactment in Burke, 
Best Bet!10 am - 3 pm Pumpkinfest for LifeFlight at the Lake Clear Airport
10 am Storytime at the Saranac Lake Free Library
10 am - 6 pm Whiteface Mt Oktoberfest with games, children's rides, hayride and Bavarian food, drink and music $15/adults, $9/juniors
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
8 pm Charles Fisk, pianist, will play at the Keene Valley Congregational Church, $10/general, free/students
8 pm Recovery Lounge, Upper Jay presents Putman Smith and Jo and Sorcha

Sunday - 9/30/12  
Full Moon
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. - 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
Best Bet! 10 am - 6 pm Whiteface Mt Oktoberfest with games, children's rides, hayride and Bavarian food, drink and music $15/adults, $9/juniors
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

Friday - 9/28/12
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
Best Bet! 6:00 pm Forest Festival at the SUNY-ESF Ranger School, Wanakena

Saturday – 9/29/12
Best Bet! Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day
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.
Best Bet! 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum's Fall Fest 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 am - 4 pm Falling Leaves Craft Show in Old Forge at 187 Park Ave to benefit te Town of Webb Historical Assoc. 10 am - 4 pm Forest Festival with Fun Run, games, vendors and forestry activities at the SUNY-ESF Ranger School, Wanakena
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.
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 14
7:30 pm Four Seasons, Four Years "The Civil War A Musical Journey at  The View, Old Forge, $25/general, $20/members

Sunday - 9/30/12 
Full Moon
 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 
Best Bet! 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.


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 9/28/12 
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 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown
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)
Best Bet! 1 -9 pm Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival, $20/daily ticket, children 12 and under free
2 -6 pm Country Dream Farms Pick Your Own Pumpkin and Corn Maze
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard

Saturday - 9/29/12
Best Bet! Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day
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 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown 
Best Bet! 10 am - 6 pm Country Dream Farms Pick Your Own Pumpkin and Corn Maze Special Ghost Stories with Gordie Little! 
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour Undergound Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10/person. Registration required 518-834-5180
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
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
1 -9 pm Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival$25/daily ticket, children 12 and under free

Sunday - 9/30/12  
Full Moon
Best Bet!  Plattsburgh Bluegrass FestivalSunday morning service and Gospel Jam
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)
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown
10 am - 6 pm Country Dream Farms Pick Your Own Pumpkin and Corn Maze
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday) until Oct 15 

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 9/28/12
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
7:30 pm The Broadway tour of Titantic at the Charles Wood Theater, Glens Falls

Saturday – 9/29/12

Best Bet! Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
Best Bet! 9 am 1st annual North Creek and Capital Region Nordic Alliance Winter Tune-Up at the North Creek Train Station and Garnet Hill Lodge with biathlon, orienteering, 5K run
9 am - 5 pm World's Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg
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 
0:00 - 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
7:30 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents the 
Ballroom Dancing and concert with EnerJazz, 
Vermont's premiere 18 piece big band, $10

6 pm The Broadway tour of Titantic at the Charles Wood Theater, Glens Falls

Sunday - 9/30/12 
Full Moon
 Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
 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 1st annual North Creek and Capital Region Nordic Alliance Winter Tune-Up at the North Creek Train Station and Garnet Hill Lodge with biathlon, orienteering, 
Best Bet! 9am FREE Fall Foliage Hike at Cat and Thomas Mts Preserve with the Lake George Land Conservancy
9 am - 5 pm World's Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg
99:00 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
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 
6 pm Ft Edward Food Pantry Benefit at the Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson 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.

No comments: