Thursday, October 2, 2014

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Activities™ Calendar for Oct 3-5, 2014


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

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for October 3-5, 2014.  Best Bet! The Wild Center Free Community Day, Tupper Lake, Lifeflight Pumpkin Fest Saranac Lake, Adirondack Kids Day in Inlet, World's Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburgh, 

Calendar of Events October 3-5, 2014. 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, 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)

High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond 


Friday - 10/3/14
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway 
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. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf/Adventure Center at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open for the season.
10:00 a.m. - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
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 pm - dusk Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels, $10/adults, $8 (13-younger) Free/children under 4)
Dusk: Every Friday in October star gaze at the Adirondack Public Observatory FREE 

Saturday - 10/4/14  
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
 9 am The Red Cross Run for the Red at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Farmers' Market, Riverside Park
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway 
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 the season.
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. 
Best Bet! 9 am LifeFlight Pumpkin Fest at Adirondack Regional Airport, Lake Clear $1 donation
10 am - 6 pm Oktober Fest at Whiteface Mountain
Best Bet!10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center  is open FREE Community Day/Green Building
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
10 am - 10 pm Titus Mountain, Malone Fall Festival
10 am - 5 pm Saranac Laboratory Museum (through Columbus Day) $5
10:30 am - 6 pm Airbag and Adventure Zone at Whiteface
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
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)
3-5 pm  The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid presents Marty Podskoch signing copies of his new book Adirodnack 102 Club"
8:00 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Chicago's Second City
8 pm Charles Fisk in Concert at the Keene Valley Congregational Church

Sunday - 10/5/14  
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p..m Keene/Keene Valley Farmers Market at Marcy Field
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. (fee)
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 the season.
9:30 am Keene Farmers' Market, Marcy Field, Keene
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
10 am - 5 pm Oktoberfest at Whiteface Mountain
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 - 6 pm Airbag and Adventure Zone at Whiteface
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)


Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 10/3/14
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 13. 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 in Old Forge
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 13
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers' Market on Park Avenue

Saturday – 10/4/14
Best Bet! Adirondack Kids Day in Inlet
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 
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open after Labor Day on weekends through Oct 7. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open 7 days a week through Oct 13. Free for Adirondack Park residents Fall Festival 
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 Bet!10 am - 5 pm Adirondack Kids Day in Inlet with children authors, horseback rides, drawing and knot tying fun for families
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 13

Sunday - 10/5/14 
 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. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.
1:00 pm. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open after Labor Day on weekends through Oct 7. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
Best Bet! 1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 13

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/3/14 
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. - 1:00 p.m. Elizabethtown Farmers' Market 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market
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)
9:30 a.m. King's Garden is open for the season (Fort Ti)
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday) until Oct 15
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)
6-7:15 Farm to Table at the Whallonsburg Grange
6:00 pm Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company in Plattsburgh presents: Dr. Beaumont's Tour of Terror, adults/$10, 10 and under $5
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
8 pm ADK SHAKES performance of MacBeth at the Whallonsburg Grange 
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 - 10/4/14
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. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $17/50/adults, $14/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5)
Best Bet!9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open through 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 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday) until Oct 15
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
11 am -34 pm New Land Trust Annual Fall Festival and Pot Luck, geocache, make cider

Sunday - 10/5/14  
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 am - 7 pm Pray's Family Farm and pumpkin patch
9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open through Oct
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)
Best Bet! 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
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown 
110:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday) until Oct 15

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/3/14
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,
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)
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Farmers' Market
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
Best Bet!7 pm Haunted Hayride at Double M, Ballston Spa
7:30 Guided Ghost Tours at Fort William Henry in Lake George

Saturday – 10/4/14
All Day - Warrensburg World's Largest Garage Sale
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Gondola Rides 
9 am - 2 pm Flea Market at the Piseco Community Hall, Old Piseco Rd
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) 
Best Bet!10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
7:30 p.m. ADK SHAKES presents "Taming of the Shrew" at Schroon Lake Theatre

Sunday - 10/5/14 
 Best Bet!All Day - Warrensburg World's Largest Garage Sale
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. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Gondola Rides open
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 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)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
2 pm ADK SHAKES presents "MacBeth" at the Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek


photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook Series Adirondack 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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