Friday, November 23, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time Calendar of Events

By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™
The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for November 23-25, 2012.  Happy Thanksgiving

Calendar of Events November 23-25, 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 - 11/23/12
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake is closed for the season
8:30 am -4:00pm Whiteface Mountain is open 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 am - 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the winter!
10:00 a.m. - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (free)
BEST BET! 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open with a special Black and White Friday ($5 adult admission) 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
noon - 2:0 pm Public Skating at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid
7 pm Philosopher's Pub at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat - weekend lectures
7:30 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Congo-The Grand Inga Project

Saturday - 11/24/12  Small Business Saturday
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake is closed for the season
8:30 am -4:00pm Whiteface Mountain is open 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 am - 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the 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 am - 2 pm Indoor Harvest Market at the Harriettown Town Hall in Saranac Lake
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
10:30 am  - 5:00 pm Milk and Cookies at the Adirondack Carousel with the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Center. Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Nov 1-May 31 Weekends only with special holiday times.) Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1:00 p.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake

Sunday - 11/25/12  
8:30 am -4:00pm Whiteface Mountain is open for the season 
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 am - 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the winter!
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (free)
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
noon - 5:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Nov 1-May 31 Weekends only with special holiday times.) Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 


Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 11/23/12
Christmas on Main Street in Old Forge and Inlet
Indian Lake Country Chrismas
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 "Tribute to the Tuttles"until April 2013
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
Visit Santa's Train: The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is closed until the Santa Train November 23-24 and December 1
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Black Friday Open House at the ADK Trading Post in Long Lake
7 pm Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents Little Women at the Indian Lake Theatre

Saturday – 11/24/12
Christmas on Main Street in Old Forge and Inlet
Indian Lake Country Chrismas
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."  
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 "Tribute to the Tuttles"until April 2013
10:00 am SERRV Sale at Niccolis Church in Old Forge
2:00 pm It's a Jazzy Christmas at The View in Old Forge, starring The Peanut Gallery Trio Jazz Concert
4:00 pm Dog Parade in Inlet, part of Adirondack Christmas on Main Street
7 pm Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents Little Women at the Indian Lake Theatre

Sunday - 11/25/12
Christmas on Main Street in Old Forge and Inlet 
 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 - 11/23/12 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
9:30 a.m. - 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 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 pm - 1:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pie and The Ski (Astronomy and Pizza) at the Pok-O-Mac Outdoor Education Center, Willsboro
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PARC Wellness Family Swim, Plattsburgh
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard

Saturday - 11/24/12
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
Fort Ticonderoga will be open for Special Events and Lecture throughout the winter. It will reopen full time in early May. 
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
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
0:30 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)

Sunday - 11/25/12  
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
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)

Southern Adirondack Family Time and Saratoga Springs
Friday - 11/23/12
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
Open Houses through Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Queensbury and Lake George
Gore Mountain is open
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 will reopen Memorial Weekend for the season. Print a $1 off coupon
10:30 am - noon Saratoga Springs Public Library presents Library Babies play group for babies under 24 mths
11:00 am - 8:00 pm Festival of Trees in Glens Falls
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Abigail's Tea and Tiaras, 90 Front St, Ballston Spa presents Game Night for kids 5 and up. Drop the kids off and enjoy a few hours walking around the village. 
8 pm The Charles Wood Theatre presents Tony DeSare Home for the Holidays

Saturday – 11/24/12
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
 Gore Mountain is open
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm Glens Falls Farmers' Market is located at Christ Church Methodist for the Winter (9-noon) all off-season Saturdays
9: 00 am - 3:00 pm Thurman Country Christmas Bazaar at the Thurman Town Hall, Athol
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) FREE Community Day
10:00 am - 11:00 am Saratoga Springs Public Library presents Library Babies, a free play group for children under 24 mths
10 am - 5 pm Glenwood Manor Antiques presents Open House, refreshments and an elegantly decorated home setting
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum will reopen for the season Memorial Weekend. Print a $1 off coupon
11:00 am - 6:00 pm Festival of Trees in Glens Falls
11:30 am - noon Saratoga Springs Public Library present Family Story Time for children 2-5
2 pm The Charles Wood Theatre presents Tony DeSare Home for the Holidays
7 pm Festival of Trees Sugar Plum Ball at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Let the children dress p and enjoy an elegant dance
 7:30 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents Bee Gee's Tribute

Sunday - 11/25/12 
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
Gore Mountain is open
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 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)
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Festival of Trees in Glens Falls
10 am - 5 pm Glenwood Manor Antiques presents Open House, refreshments and an elegantly decorated home setting
noon - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum will reopen Memorial Weekend for the season. Print a $1 off coupon
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls presents the Lake George Chamber Orchestra
3:00 pm  Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents Accoustic Showcase
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kids Yoga program at Yana Yoga Malta



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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