Monday, October 20, 2014

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time™ Calendar of Events for Oct 24,-26, 2014


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


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for October 24-26, 2014.  Best Bet! Saranac Lake Haunted High School, Great Adirondack Corn Maze Fright Night, Keene Valley Zombie Run, Old Forge Pumpkin Fest, Plattsburgh's Great Pumpkin Prediction Race, Our Town Theatre Group presents "Dracula." Saratoga's Head of the Fish Regatta

Calendar of Events October 24-26, 2014


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)

Over 33 easy hikes, 19 swimming holes
trivia, maps and four-season activities
High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond 


Friday - 10/24/14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) Chairlift will resume in late Dec. 
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. ($) Call 327-6241. 
9 am - 6 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open for the season.
10 a.m. - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
10:30 am Halloween Train from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake 
noon  Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
1 pm - dusk Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels, $10/adults, $8 (13-younger) Free/children under 4) last weekend
2:30 pm Halloween Train from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake 
6:30 pm Adult Halloween Train from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake (21+)
Best Bet!6:30- 9 pm SLCS Art Club's Haunted High School
8 pm Upper Jay Reccovery Lounge presents 2 bands for $10 cover, "Why Lie" and "Ellen O."

Saturday - 10/25/14  
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) Chairlift will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 6 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
9 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. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open.$  Call 327-6241. 
Best Bet!9 am Zombie Run Keene Valley, 2,5K, 5K and pumpkin run. "Run for your Life" while zombies try to steal your life (a flag). Options to purchase more flags....
10 am Harvest Farmers' Market (Harrietstown Town Hall)
10 am Northern Lights School, Saranac Lake presents Wool Felting Workshop, $10, make ornaments and other crafts
 10 am FREE African Dance Workshop at Lake Placid Center for the Arts
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center  is open 
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
10:30 am Halloween Train with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad  between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
noon. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
12;30 pm Lake Placid 1st annual Bluegrass Jam, 1932 Olympic Center Rink
1-3 pm Bloomingdale's Fire Dept Halloween party (costume required) snacks, prizes and games
1 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents LIVE AT THE MET for Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro
1 pm - dusk Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels, $10/adults, $8 (13-younger) Free/children under 4) last weekend
2:30 pm Halloween Train with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad  between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
6:30 pm Halloween Train with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad  between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
Best Bet!7 pm Fright Night Corn Maze, Gabriels
7:30 pm Taylor Haskins Quartet to perform at the Dogwood Bakery, Westport
8 pm Wassa Pan Afrika Dance Ensemble at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Sunday - 10/26/14  
9 am - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) Chairlift will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. $ Call 327-6241. (fee)
9 am – 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. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
10 am - 5 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
10 a.m. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
11 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
10:30 am Halloween Train with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad  between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
9 a.m. 11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1 pm - dusk Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels, $10/adults, $8 (13-younger) Free/children under 4) last weekend. 
2:30 pm 10:30 am Halloween Train with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad  between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
Best Bet!3 pm Learn to Curl, Saranac Lake Civic Center

Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/24/14
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season
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 in Old Forge
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
5 pm Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake presents FREE Harvest Dinner. Just bring a dish to share
Best Bet!6:30 - 8:30 pm Halloween Parade and Party, Inlet parade and end at the Fire Hall for refreshments

Saturday – 10/25/14
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season 
10 am Family Halloween aboard the Holland Patent Depot to Remsen. Look for ghosts and goblins on the rails (Children in costume receive one free pumpkin)
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 in Old Forge
Best Bet 10 am Old Forge Pumpkin Fest with hay rides, face painting, crafts and more
noon Family Halloween aboard the Holland Patent Depot to Remsen. Look for ghosts and goblins on the rails (Children in costume receive one free pumpkin)
1 pm "Bones I have Known" at the Adirondack Interpretive Center FREE
7-8 pm Fish Mountain Cemetery Tour in Lake Pleasant
7 pm Latin Ballroom dancing Workshop at the Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake

Sunday - 10/26/14 
 Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season 
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.


Over 58 easy hikes, swimming holes,
seasonal activities, maps and trivia
Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/24/14 
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (pumpkins and bakery)
7:30 am - 6:30 pm Bankers Apple Orchard, Rt 3, Plattsburgh (apples, petting zoo)
9 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market
9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open through last Sat in Oct
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard Peru
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
10 am - 6 pm Country Dream Farms pumpkin patch, horse and wagon rides
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
6-8 pm Trick or Treat on Safety Street, Crete Civic Center, Plattsburgh
6:00 pm Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Dr. Beaumont's Tour of Terror, adults/$10, 10 and under $5
6-10 pm Willsboro's climbing wall, the Crux is open
Best Bet!7:00 pm Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Lantern-Lit Tour of Dr. Beaumont's Tour of Terror adults/$10, 10 and under $5
9 pm  Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Specters and Soldiers: A tour of the Old Roman Catholic Burial Ground, adults/$10, 10 and under $5

Saturday - 10/25/14
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (pumpkins and bakery)
7:30 am - 6:30 pm Bankers Apple Orchard, Rt 3, Plattsburgh (apples, petting zoo)
9 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
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 cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
9 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open through last Sat in Oct
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard Peru
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown s closed for the season but the Brewster Library is open by appointment for historical research
Best Bet!10 am - 6 pm Country Dream Farms pumpkin patch, horse and wagon rides
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 - 6pm Willsboro's climbing wall, the Crux is open
noon Great Pumpkin Prediction Race, Crete Center, Plattsburgh, The racer closest to his/her predicted time wins. Costumes appreciated. 
6-7:30 pm Dannemora Halloween Movie Night with refreshments
7:30 pm Champlain Valley Film Society presents "The Fault in Our Stars" at the Whallonsburg Grange

Sunday - 10/26/14  
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (pumpkins and bakery)
7:30 am - 6:30 pm Bankers Apple Orchard, Rt 3, Plattsburgh (apples, petting zoo)
9 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
Best Bet!9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
9 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open through last Sat in Oct
10 am - 6 pm Country Dream Farms pumpkin patch, horse and wagon rides
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard Peru
Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown is closed for the season but the Brewster Library is open by appointment for historical research

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/24/14
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,
Best Bet!10 am Saratoga to North Creek train ride for the annual  Fall Excursion on the SNC Railway
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
10 am - 6 pm Ellms Family Farm: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Gemstone Mining and more
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Farmers' Market GARLIC Festival
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
4-10 pm Schuyler Farmers Haunted Corn Maze and Rock Shop Schuylerville
5-6 pm Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens, Union Ave, $10/pp and under 12 free
6:30 - 8:30 pm Haunted Hound halloween Party for Dogs and People at the sPaw City Social Club, 101 Ford St, Ballston Spa (The Lazy Dog Cookie Co)
6:30 pm Ballston Spa Witch Walk at the American Legion, ($25 donation)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Queensbury Activity Center Children's Autumn Fun Fest (children 5-10) with Magic Show
6:30 - 10 pm Saratoga Scare Fair at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds Fri and Sat in Oct
7 pm Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls AC/DC Tribute
7 pm Haunted Hayride Stockade and Scariness at Double M, Ballston Spa (not recommended for children under 8) Reservations are required
7 pm FREE showing of "Ironweed" at the Irish American Heritage Museum, Albany
7 pm Opera at the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs
7:30 pm Saratoga Film Forum presents "Boyhood"
7:30 Guided Ghost Tours at Fort William Henry in Lake George
7:30 pm Our Town Theatre Group presents "Dracula" at the Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek
8 pm The Home Made Theatre at the Spa Little Theatre presents "The Addams Family" musical
8 pm The Glens Falls Community Theatre presents "The Music Man" at the Glens Falls HS Auditorium

Saturday – 10/25/14
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
ALL DAY: Saratoga's Head of the Fish Regatta: Come watch skulling/rowing elite
9:30 am Corn Maze 5K at Liberty Farms, 29 Bevis Rd, Schaghticoke
10 am Saratoga to North Creek train ride for the annual  Fall Excursion on the SNC Railway
10 am Lake George Cancer awareness 5K
10 am - 6 pm Ellms Family Farm: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Gemstone Mining and more
10 am - 10 pm Schuyler Farmers Haunted Corn Maze and Rock Shop Schuylerville
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 am - 5 pm Saratoga Fall Festival Downtown Saratoga Springs
10 am - 5 pm Free fall crafts at Northshire Books, Saratoga Springs
Best Bet! 10 am - 4 pm FREE YMCA Camp Chingachgook Fall Fest, hike fun arts and crafts, archery and more
noon - 8 pm Tubby Tubes, Lake Luzerne presents Haunted for Habitate with haunted house, tube maze and snacks.
noon - 10 pm West Mountain Fall Festival and Haunted Hayrides: pony rides, food, music through Nov 1
1-3 pm Kids Halloween Discovery Day, The Celtic New Year and Halloween at the Irish American Heritage Museum, East Durham
2-3 pm FREE Family Saturdays at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College
2-4 pm Boo 2 You Trick or Treat in Glens Falls, Glen St (downtown) costume parade and block party
2-4 pm 4th annual Run Like H** in Boonville costumed fun run to benefit Cystic Fibrosis, starting at the Hubert House
6-8 pm Candlelight tour of Schuyler House Saratoga National Historical Park
6:30 - 10 pm Saratoga Scare Fair at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds Fri and Sat in Oct
7 pm Laser Tag at the Adventure Family Fun Center, Queensbury
7 pm Haunted Hayride Stockade and Scariness at Double M, Ballston Spa (not recommended for children under 8) Reservations are required
7 pm Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs presents Archer Mayor for his 25th Joe Gunther novel
7:30 pm Our Town Theatre Group presents "Dracula" at the Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek7:30 - 9:30 pm Moonlit Corn Maze at Ellms Family Farm
7:30 pm Guided Ghost Tours at Fort William Henry in Lake George
8 pm The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents Stephen Sondheim's Musical "Company at the Dee Sarno Theatre, $20
8 pm The Home Made Theatre at the Spa Little Theatre presents "The Addams Family" musical
8 pm The Glens Falls Community Theatre presents "The Music Man" at the Glens Falls HS Auditorium

Sunday - 10/26/14 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
Best Bet! ALL DAY: Saratoga's Head of the Fish Regatta: Come watch skulling/rowing elite
8:45 - 10 a.m. Kid's Time at the Wells Wesleyan Church in Speculator every Sunday.  Snacks, lessons and fun activities.
10 am Saratoga to North Creek train ride for the annual  Fall Excursion on the SNC Railway
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
11 am - 4 pm Ballston Area Community Center FREE Harvest Fest
11 am - 6 pm Schuyler Farmers Haunted Corn Maze and Rock Shop Schuylerville
noon - 5 pm West Mountain Fall Festival and Haunted Hayrides: pony rides, food, music through Nov 1
noon - 4 pm Tubby Tubes, Lake Luzerne presents Haunted for Habitate with haunted house, tube maze and snacks.noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
1 pm Our Town Theatre Group presents "Dracula" at the Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek
1- 3 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
2 pm The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents Stephen Sondheim's Musical "Company at the Dee Sarno Theatre, $20
2 pm The Glens Falls Community Theatre presents "The Music Man" at the Glens Falls HS Auditorium
7 pm Haunted Hayride Stockade and Scariness at Double M, Ballston Spa (not recommended for children under 8) Reservations are required
7:30 - 9:30 pm Moonlit Corn Maze at Ellms Family Farm
7:30 pm Saratoga Film Forum 320 Broadway presents director Joon-ho Bong's Snowpiercer  based on the French graphic novel Le Transpercieneige.

photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook SeriesAdirondack Family Time™: Tri-Lakes  and High Peaks – July 2012 Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – August  2013 Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – July 2015 Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George July 2016 © 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  Diane Chase's  four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™ 

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