Friday, October 12, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time Calendar for October 12-14, 2012

Turkeys in the Adirondack woods. 
By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for October 12-14, 2012.  Best Bet! Firehouse Open House in Saranac Lake, Greater Adirondack Ghost Tours in Plattsburgh, Free encampment at Fort William Henry, Lake George, Purely Adirondack Bridal Show in North Creek!

Calendar of Events October 12-14, 2012. Enjoy Your Weekend! Come to the Saratoga Springs Library this Saturday at 1:00 pm for an Adirondack Family Time event!


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 - 10/12/12
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
Best Bet! 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Placid Elementary School Harvest Fest with face painting, games, food and kids winter clothing swap
7 pm Philosopher's Pub at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat - weekend lectures
8:00 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Second City for President" The Adult Comedy night features the Chicago based comedy troupe.

Saturday - 10/13/12  
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
8:00 am Join the ADK Laurentian Chapter for a hike up Ampersand Mountain (5.4-mile hike) Call Tom Ortmeyer at 315-265-8219
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. 
Best Bet! 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Firehouse Open House in Saranac Lake with coloring books for kids, slide shows, videos and FREE 9-volt battery giveaway
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 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents The Met Live: L'Elisir d'Armore, $18/adults, $16/members, $12/students
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents their annual TuTu Tea Party with tea, hot chocolate, cupcakes and each registered child receives a tutu, face painting, crafts and interactive games, $15/adults, $10/children

Sunday - 10/14/12  
8:00 am 8:00 am Join the ADK Laurentian Chapter for a hike up the Pinnacle, near Santa Clara (1 mile) Call Neal Burdick at 315-386-4648
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 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
9:30 am - 3:30 pm Dewey Mountain Rec Center will host a volunteer trails work day, 518-89-17450
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 pm Saranac Lake First Presbyterian Church CROP Hunger Walk: 25% of income with come to SL Interfaith Food Pantry
2:00 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Pendragon Theatre presents "Pinocchio" 


Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 10/12/12
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 – 10/13/12
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 am, Join the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for the annual pumpkin trail to Wally's pumpkin patch.
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 am - 1:00 pm Pedals and Petals Breast Cancer Awareness Ride, Inlet
12:30 pm Join the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for the annual pumpkin trail to Wally's pumpkin patch.
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 14
3:00 pm Join the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for the annual pumpkin trail to Wally's pumpkin patch.

Sunday - 10/14/12 
 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 
Best Bet! 1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 14
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 am, Join the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for the annual pumpkin trail to Wally's pumpkin patch.
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.

12:30 pm Join the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for the annual pumpkin trail to Wally's pumpkin patch.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Purely Adirondack Bridal Show at Copperfield Inn, North Creek
3:00 pm Join the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for the annual pumpkin trail to Wally's pumpkin patch.


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/12/12 
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)
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!2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Pick a pumpkin, take a draft horse ride or many other fun activities at Country Dreams Farm
6:00 pm Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Dr. Beaumont's Tour of Terror, adults/$10, 10 and under $5
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard
8:00 pm Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Lantern-Lit Tour of the Old Roman Catholic Cemetery at the intersection of US Ave and South Platts St, adults/$10, 10 and under $5

Saturday - 10/13/12
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 am - 5:00 pm Heroic Corn maze at Fort Ticonderoga, corn maze included in price of admission.
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 
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 am - 6:00 pm Pick a pumpkin, take a draft horse ride or many other fun activities at Country Dreams Farm
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
noon - 8:00 pm Free Indoor Rock Climbing at the Crux, Willsboro
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Fall Bridal Show at Aviation Mall, Queensbury
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Oktoberfest at the Malta Drive-Inn, Malta (near Saratoga Springs)
5:30 - 9:00 pm Kids Night Out at Plattsburgh State. $10 children can swim, play games, crafts, sports
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 4th annual Plattsburgh Zombie Walk and Prom starting at the Farmers and Craft Market in the Durkee parking lot
6:00 pm Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Dr. Beaumont's Tour of Terror, adults/$10, 10 and under $5
8:00 pm Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Lantern-Lit Tour of the Old Roman Catholic Cemetery at the intersection of US Ave and South Platts St, adults/$10, 10 and under $5

10:00 pm  Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: A Tour of the Plattsburgh Barracks and Old Post Cemetery, adults/$10, 10 and under $5

Sunday - 10/14/12  
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
Best Bet! 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. FREE Apple Folk Fest at the Penfield Museum 703 Creek Rd, Ironville
9:30 am - 5:00 pm Heroic Corn maze at Fort Ticonderoga, corn maze included in price of admission.
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 am - 6:00 pm Pick a pumpkin, take a draft horse ride or many other fun activities at Country Dreams Farm
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown 
110:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday) until Oct 15

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/12/12
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. - 1:00 p.m. Bolton Landing Farmers' Market, Goodman Ave,
9 am - 6 p, Blow Out Ski and Outdoor Gear Sale at the Ski Bowl Park, North Creek
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 pm Disney on Ice at the Glens Falls Civic Center $52/$37/$22

Saturday – 9/13/12
All Day - Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival on Canada St and Shepard Park
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes
9 am - 6 pm North Creek Autumn Fair with music, sidewalk sales and artist demos along Main Street
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 FREE encampment at Fort William Henry (free admission) with the French and Indian War Society.est Bet! 2:00 pm WagenFest Car Cruise in Bolton Landing
3 pm  Return of the Rat Pack at the Charles Wood Theater, Glens Falls
7 pm  Return of the Rat Pack at the Charles Wood Theater, Glens Falls
7:30 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents John Lennon Tribute

Sunday - 10/14/12 
 heck 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.
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Halloween Pug party and Parade at Dynamite Hill Recreation Center, Rout 8, Chestertown
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 - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
Best Bet! noon FREE encampment at Fort William Henry (free admission) with the French and Indian War Society.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 

2:00 pm WagenFest Car Cruise in Bolton Landing




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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