Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time Calendar of Events October 26-28, 2012

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


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for October 26-28, 2012.  Best Bet! 

Calendar of Events October 26-28, 2012. Enjoy Your Weekend! Saturday is Make A Difference Day at the Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake, 2nd Annual Gourd Swim at Champy's in Plattsburgh, Costume Parades in Old Forge and Inlet, Hayrides at Garnet Hill, North River


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 - 10/26/12
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake is closed for the season
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 (The last weekend)
noon - 5:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Wed-Sunday until Oct 31, Nov 1-May 31 Weekends only with special holiday times.) Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
7 pm Philosopher's Pub at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat - weekend lecture
Dusk - 10:00 pm the Great Adirondack Corn Maze Flashlight Night $8/Adults (13+) Children (4-12) $6, Unaccompanied Children $8
7 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents National Theatre of London (Live in HD) The Last of the Haussmans, $16/adults, $14/members, $10/students
7 pm Join Storyteller Karen Glass at the Wilmington Community Center (FREE) for "Adirondack Tales of Folk and Fancy)
BEST BET!7 pm - 9 pm Halloween Rock N Skate at the Saranac Lake Civic Center, $5/pp. Ice skate, snack bar and fun music!

Saturday - 10/27/12  
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake is closed for the season
8:00 am Join Ann and Armond Spencer for an easy Sargent Pond loop hike 
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 - 2 pm Meet author Mathew Glavin "Adirondack Treasure: The Bonaparte Legacy at at Kinney Drugs, Saranac Lake
11:00 am Lake Clear Lodge present 2nd annual Food Day Festival with workshops, health and wellness displays, homemade goods and more
noon - 3:00 pm Pendragon Theatre Costume Rental Shop will be open!
1:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
BEST BET! noon - 5:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Wed-Sunday until Oct 31, Nov 1-May 31 Weekends only with special holiday times.) Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets (It's Make A Different Day. Bring a donation to the food pantry and ride all day for $1)
71 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Otello" part of The Met LIVE. $18/adults, $16/members, $12/students (18-under)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm the Great Adirondack Corn Maze.  $8/Adults (13+) Children (4-12) $6, Unaccompanied Children $8
BEST BET!5:00 pm - 10:00 pm the Great Adirondack Corn Maze Fright Night $8/Adults (13+) Children (4-12) $6, Unaccompanied Children $8 (The last weekend)
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Haunted School at Saranac Lake High School

Sunday - 10/28/12  
9 am Join Mary Beth Warburton for a hike up Azure Mountain, Santa Clara
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season 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
10:30 am Halloween Hustle 5K and Kids' Fun Run to benefit the Barkeater Trails Alliance at Mt Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid, $5/Kids Run, $15/Halloween 5K
noon - 5:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Wed-Sunday until Oct 31, Nov 1-May 31 Weekends only with special holiday times.) Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm the Great Adirondack Corn Maze.  $8/Adults (13+) Children (4-12) $6, Unaccompanied Children $8 (The last weekend)
1:30 pm Meet author Mathew Glavin "Adirondack Treasure: The Bonaparte Legacy at Will Rogers, Saranac Ville (free) books for purchase or bring yours to have signed
7 pm Lake Placid Curling Club offers "Learn To Curl" 


Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 10/26/12
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June (but the Ski Mountain will be open as soon as the snow flies)
Adirondack Museum will reopen in the spring and during Special Winter Lectures and Events. Special Shoppings Days include November 23 and December 4-22, 10-4 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)
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is closed until the Santa Train November 23-24 and December 1
2:30 - 4:00pm Old Forge Library Costume Parade and Contests
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Halloween Parade and Party in Linet at the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services, Limekiln Road - Costume Contest and treats.

Saturday – 10/27/12
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is closed until the Santa Train November 23-24 and December 
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June (but the Ski Mountain will be open as soon as the snow flies)
Adirondack Museum will reopen in the spring and during Special Winter Lectures and Events. Special Shoppings Days include November 23 and December 4-22, 10-4 Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers."  
Best Bet! 9 am Running Colors Fun Run and Walk (3.1 mile). Watch while volunteer color bombers will throw color powder (food-safe, environmentally friendly) when participants pass through the color zones. 
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

5:00 pm Pumpkin Fest in Old Forge pumpkin carving, haunted walk, treats and games at Old Forge Fire Hall

Sunday - 10/28/12 
 The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is closed until the Santa Train November 23-24 and December 1
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June (but the Ski Mountain will be open as soon as the snow flies)
Adirondack Museum will reopen in the spring and during Special Winter Lectures and Events. Special Shoppings Days include November 23 and December 4-22, 10-4 Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers." 
Best Bet! 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 - 10/26/12 
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
Fort Ticonderoga will be open for Special Events and Lecture throughout the winter. It will reopen full time in early May. 
10:00 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
5:00 pm 2nd annual Gourd Swim at Champy's Fun Zone in Plattburgh. $4. Each swimmer can take home a gourd or paint it at Champy's
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
7 pm North Country SPCA presents Birds of Prey at the Whallonsburg Grange, $5/adult, FREE/children under 12, Come see the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center's recovering animals, Cider and cookies, too!
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 - 10/27/12
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.

Fort Ticonderoga will be open for Special Events and Lecture throughout the winter. It will reopen full time in early May. 

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
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Seton Academy Craft, Train Hobby Show, 23 St Charles St, Plattsburgh
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)
4:00 pm 2nd annual Gourd Swim at Champy's Fun Zone in Plattburgh. $6. Each swimmer can take home a gourd or paint it at Champy's
Best Bet! 6 pm Historic Corn Maze Flashlight Nights at Fort Ticonderoga, $15/adults, $10/Children (12-under)
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 - 10/28/12  
Fort Ticonderoga will be open for Special Events and Lecture throughout the winter. It will reopen full time in early May. 
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)
4:00 pm 2nd annual Gourd Swim at Champy's Fun Zone in Plattburgh. $6. Each swimmer can take home a gourd or paint it at Champy's
Best Bet!6 pm Historic Corn Maze Flashlight Nights at Fort Ticonderoga, $15/adults, $10/Children (12-under)

Southern Adirondack Family Time and Saratoga Springs
Friday - 10/26/12
Opening Day for Gore Mountain is set (fingers crossed) for November 23
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
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
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 - 8:00 pm Moreau Community Center, South Glens Falls turns into the Old Moreau Asylum Haunted House, $5
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Free hayride and bonfire at Garnet Hill Ridge, North River. (Stay for dinner)  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
6:30 p Ballston Spa Witch Walk, $20/pp 
7 pm Warrrensburg Graveyard Walks with the Warrensburgh Historical Society
8 pm The Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College presents Almost Maine,  $12/General, $8/Students

Saturday – 9/27/12
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.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Moreau Community Center, South Glens Falls turns into the Old Moreau Asylum Haunted House, $5
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Free hayride and bonfire at Garnet Hill Ridge, North River. (Stay for dinner) 
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 Dyer Switch Bluegrass
8 pm The Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College presents Almost Maine,  $12/General, $8/Students

Sunday - 10/28/12 
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 
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 Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College presents Almost Maine,  $12/General, $8/Students
2:00 pm  Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents The Caravan Theatre presents Spoon River Anthology
Best Bet! 6:00 pm Warrensburgh Historical Society presents  Dinner with the Dead. Reservations required. 
6:00 pm Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents Fright Film Night
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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