Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time™ Weekend Calendar of Events for Halloween 2014, Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014


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


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 
The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for October 31-November 2, 2014.  Best Bet! Downtown Trick-or-Treat in Saranac Lake, Lake Placid as well as FREE parties in Wilmington and Saranac Lake, Old Forge Library Halloween Party, Indian Lake Parade and Festival, Double M Haunted Hayride in Ballston and Fright Night at Great Escape! 

Calendar of Events October 31-November 2, 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 - 10/31/14 -HAPPY HALLOWEEN
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
noon  Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11 am - 4pm Adirondack Carousel (after Oct 31 hours are Sat-Sun until May 31)
Best Bet!
1-5 pm  Downtown Saranac Lake Trick N' Treat
2:30- 5 pm Downtown Trick/Trick in Tupper Lake
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
4:30 - 6:15 pm Halloween Skating Party at the SL Civic Center ($4/pp, $15/family)
5-7 pm Downtown Lake Placid presents "A Safe Halloween" Trick - or - Treating downtown 
5-7 pm "Halloween at the Hall" takes place at the Wilmington Range Hall
5-7:30 pm First Baptist Church, Saranac Lake presents SLBC Harvest Festival" with bounce house, food and activities. 
8 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (no live cast but prop bags are available for purchase)
8 pm Halloween Costume party at the Upper Jay Recovery Lounge with Russ Bailey Trio (cash prize for best costume)

Saturday - 11/1/14  
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! 10 am Harvest Farmers' Market (Harrietstown Town Hall)
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
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 
1 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents LIVE AT THE MET: Bizet's Carmen
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
Best Bet! 6 pm Harvest Gathering Masquerade at Bluseed Studios, Saranac Lake $$

Sunday - 11/2/14  
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 pm 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 FREE guided hike up Mt Van Hoevenberg, (4.4-miles)
10 am - 5 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
10 am - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
11 am Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11:00 am - 4:00 pm  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
Best Bet! 4-6 pm The North Elba Historical Society presents Lake Placid Sinfonetta Wine Tasting, $30 in advance. Benefiting children's programing. 

Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/31/14 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN 
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)
Best Bet!2:30 - 4:30 pm Old Forge Library Halloween Costume Party and Contest: prizes, treats and crafts.
3:45 - 5 pm Indian Lake Parade and Festival: hayrides, haunted trail, crafts and free food for children
7 pm See a film at the Indian Lake Theatre: (Join in on Art House Thursdays)

Saturday – 11/1/14
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.  
Best Bet10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge
 7 pm See a film at the Indian Lake Theatre: (Join in on Art House Thursdays)

Sunday - 11/2/14 
 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 - 10/31/14 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN 
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, no pony or hayrides) Call 561-5234
9 am SUNY Plattsburgh Halloween Costume 5K Fun Run
9 am - 6 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch customer appreciation day: sales, no wagon rides (last day of season)
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
10 am - 4 pm Rulf's Corn Maze is open (last weekend)
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard Peru (just the store)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
Best Bet!10 am - 6 pm Country Dream Farms pumpkin patch, horse and wagon ridesto corn maze
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
Best Bet! 3 pm Downtown Trick N' Treat Ticonderoga
5 -11 pm Haunted House at the Cobblers Bench Building, Ticonderoga
6-10 pm Willsboro's climbing wall, the Crux is open

Saturday - 11/1/14
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)
9:00 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)
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
Best Bet!10 am - 4 pm Rulf's Corn Maze is open (last weekend)
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
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
2 pm Monster Mini Golf at 5 Nations, Ticoneroga
4 - 7 pm Harvest Festival at Banker's Orchard: games, karaoke  DJ
5 -11 pm Haunted House at the Cobblers Bench Building, Ticonderoga
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

Sunday - 11/2/14  
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)
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)
10 am - 4 pm Rulf's Corn Maze is open (last weekend)
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
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 - 10/31/14 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN 
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
9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga for elementary aged children and younger
10 am Saratoga to North Creek train ride for the annual  Fall Excursion on the SNC Railway
Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will reopen in mid December
10 am - 6 pm Ellms Family Farm: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Gemstone Mining and more
10 am - 1:30 pm Little steps Indoor Open Play, 35 Bath St, Ballston Spa
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10:30 am Northshire Books, Saratoga Springs presents "Halloween Storytime"
3-6 pm Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers' Market: Halloween and harvest activities
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
Best Bet!4-10 pm Schuyler Farmers Haunted Corn Maze and Rock Shop Schuylerville
5 - 10 pm Great Escape Fright Fest: Combo passes and discounts available for Haunted House
5-10 pm  West Mountain Fall Festival and Haunted Hayrides: pony rides, food, music through Nov 5-6 pm Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens, Union Ave, $10/pp and under 12 free
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
7:30 Guided Ghost Tours at Fort William Henry in Lake George

Saturday – 11/1/14
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8 am - 5 p, CANDY BUY BACK - from Dr. Bartlett and Associates  Queensbury
9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga for elementary aged children and younger
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
 Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will reopen in mid December
10 am - 1:30 pm Little steps Indoor Open Play, 35 Bath St, Ballston Spa
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program) 
10 am - 1:30 pm Little steps Indoor Open Play, 35 Bath St, Ballston Spa
Best Bet! noon - 10 pm Great Escape Fright Fest: Combo passes and discounts available for Haunted House
noon - 10 pm West Mountain Fall Festival and Haunted Hayrides: pony rides, food, music through Nov 1
2-3 pm FREE Family Saturdays at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College
6- 9 pm  Haunted Barn at the Little Theatre on the Farm, Fort Edward
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
7:30 pm Guided Ghost Tours at Fort William Henry in Lake George

Sunday - 11/2/14 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:45 - 10 a.m. Kid's Time at the Wells Wesleyan Church in Speculator every Sunday.  Snacks, lessons and fun activities.
Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will open in mid December
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 - 4:30 pm 9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga for elementary aged children and younger
noon - 6 pm Great Escape Fright Fest: Combo passes and discounts available for Haunted House
Best Bet! noon - 5 pm West Mountain Fall Festival and Haunted Hayrides: pony rides, food, music through Nov 1
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
1- 3 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
2 pm Wood Theatre, Glens Falls presents "Matilda"
7 pm Haunted Hayride Stockade and Scariness at Double M, Ballston Spa (not recommended for children under 8) Reservations are required

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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