Thursday, October 18, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time Calendar for October

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


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for October 19-21, 2012.  Best Bet! 

Calendar of Events October 19-21, 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, Star Lake, Croghan, Woodgate, Minnehaha, Indian Lake, Webb, Minnehaha, Otter lake, Forestport, and Inlet New York (NY)

Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Lake Pleasant, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Piseco, Northville, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague, North Creek, North River 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 - 10/19/12
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season
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. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open for fall. (Get there now it does close for November 1-22 to spruce up the trails for winter)
10:00 a.m. - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (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
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm the Great Adirondack Corn Maze.  $8/Adults (13+) Children (4-12) $6, Unaccompanied Children $8
7 pm Philosopher's Pub at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat - weekend lectures

8:00 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents with Pendragon Theatre "Shipwrecked" at LPCA
Dusk - 10:00 pm the Great Adirondack Corn Maze Flashlight Night $8/Adults (13+) Children (4-12) $6, Unaccompanied Children $8

Saturday - 10/20/12  
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Farmers' Market, Riverside Park (until Oct 27)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season
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 fall. (Get there now it does close for November 1-22 to spruce up the trails for winter)
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake s open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (free)
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. $
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 am Halloween Family Train with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, $10/adults/seniors, Free/children 12-under
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm the Great Adirondack Corn Maze.  $8/Adults (13+) Children (4-12) $6, Unaccompanied Children $8
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 
11:00 am Snakes and Snapping Turtles at the Adirondack Carousel with the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center, $10 donation
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm Vermontville Community Nazarene Church Fall Festival: Make a scarecrow, games, crafts and prizes for most creative and best Biblical Character costume. 
1:00 pm Tales From the Mists of Time with Storyteller Cailin Mulvey at the Wells Memorial Library, Upper Jay
2:00 pm  Halloween Family Train with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, $10/adults/seniors, Free/children 12-under
7:30 pm Crackin' Foxy will play at the Saranac Village at Will Rogers, $5 donation
8:00 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents with Pendragon Theatre "Shipwrecked" at LPCA
Dusk - 10:00 pm the Great Adirondack Corn Maze Flashlight Night $8/Adults (13+) Children (4-12) $6, Unaccompanied Children $8

Sunday - 10/21/12  
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. ($)
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 fall. (Get there now it does close for November 1-22 to spruce up the trails for winter)
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (free)
9:30 am - 3:30 pm 
9:30 am - 3:30 pm Dewey Mountain Rec Center will host a volunteer trails work day, 518-891-17450
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 - 5:00 pm the Great Adirondack Corn Maze.  $8/Adults (13+) Children (4-12) $6, Unaccompanied Children $8
2:00 pm Halloween Family Train with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, $10/adults/seniors, Free/children 12-under



Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 10/19/12
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"until Oct 31
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
11:00 am Halloween Family Train with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, $10/adults/seniors, Free/children 12-under
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 14

Saturday – 10/20/12
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" until Oct 31
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.
7 pm An Evening of Short Films at The Strand Theatre, Old Forge (no children)
7 pm Quilters: A Music Workshop at The VIEW,Old Forge

Sunday - 10/21/12 
 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 
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.
3:00 pm Join the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for the annual pumpkin trail to Wally's pumpkin patch.

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/19/12 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
9:30 a.m. - 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)
0 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Holy Name School Benefit in AuSable Forks with vendors Silpada, Pampered Chef, 31 Gifts and more, door prizes, raffles and concession. $2/Adults, Free/children (12-under)
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
11:00 am Help Champlain Area Trails at the Black Kettle Trail in Essex, Meet at the corner of Leaning and Cook Roads, Essex
5:00 pm - 1:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)
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 - 10/20/12
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 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Winter Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market will move to the City Rec Center on the Old Base Oval until Dec 22
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour Undergound Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10/person. Registration required 518-834-5180
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
Best Bet!10:30 am - 12:30 pm Harvest Festival at Black Kettle Farm in Essex with storytelling and book signing with guest Steven Kellogg. $7/adults, $5/children, $20/family: face painting, crafts and games
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
noon - 8:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)
12:30 pm - 4 pm Haunted Homestead at the 1812 Homestead Museum Willsboro, $8/pp with games, face painting, costume parade, hayride and ghost stories. (Scarier version starts at 6:30 for older kids)
6:00 pm Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Dr. Beaumont's Tour of Terror, adults/$10, 10 and under $5
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Haunted Homestead at the 1812 Homestead Willsboro. Join the Haunted Forest with a spirit guide and find what lurks in the shadows. (Less scary version starts at 12:30)
 $8/pp 7:00 pm Piano By Nature presents Stremple-Beaudette Duo  soprano and piano at the Historic Hand House in Elizabethtown, 
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 - 10/21/12  
9:00 am Meet the Willsboro Rec Park to work with the Champlain Area Trails and help complete this network of trails! 
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)
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 
noon - 8:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)
3:00 pm Piano By Nature presents Stremple-Beaudette Duo  soprano and piano at the Historic Hand House in Elizabethtown, 

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/19/12
Opening Day for Gore Mountain is set (fingers crossed) for November 23
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain Scenic Chairlift
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 $1 off coupon
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Farmers' Market (through Oct 26)
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Garnet Hill Lodge in North River will host free hayrides. Stay for dinner ($) and a bonfire on the front lawn.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Haunted History Ghostwalks of Saratoga ($10/adults, $5 (7-11) This 90 minute walking tour of downtown Saratoga Springs highlgiths the history and paranormal behavior by supernatural historian Mason Winfield, author of 9 books including Supernatural Saratoga. 
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Saratoga Scare Fair at the Saratoga County Fair Grounds with hay mazes and teen/adult haunted house, $5/pp. The last three weekends of October
7 pm Warrrensburg Graveyard Walks with the Warrensburgh Historical Society. Reservations required. 

Saturday – 9/20/12
Opening Day for Gore Mountain is set (fingers crossed) for November 23
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm Glens Falls Farmers' Market at the south Street Pavilion (through Nov 7)
and moved to the Christ Church Methodist for the Winter (9-noon) all off-season Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
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 $1 off coupon
11:30 am - noon Saratoga Springs Public Library Saturdya Story Time for ages 2-5 and their caregiver.
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Garnet Hill Lodge in North River will host free hayrides. Stay for dinner ($) and a bonfire on the front lawn.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Haunted History Ghostwalks of Saratoga ($10/adults, $5 (7-11) This 90 minute walking tour of downtown Saratoga Springs highlgiths the history and paranormal behavior by supernatural historian Mason Winfield, author of 9 books including Supernatural Saratoga. 
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Saratoga Scare Fair at the Saratoga County Fair Grounds with hay mazes and teen/adult haunted house, $5/pp. The last three weekends of October
7:30 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents Roy Orbison Tribute

Sunday - 10/21/12 
Opening Day for Gore Mountain is set (fingers crossed) for November 23
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.
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Halloween Pug party and Parade at Dynamite Hill Recreation Center, Rout 8, Chestertown
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm annual Canien Holw-O-Ween Costume Parade in Downtown Saratoga Springs, $5/dog
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 
3:00 pm  Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents Classic Piano with Stephen Gallucci
Best Bet! 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Saratoga Scare Fair at the Saratoga County Fair Grounds with hay mazes and teen/adult haunted house, $5/pp. The last three weekends of October


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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