Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Activities™ Columbus Weekend Calendar Oct 10-13, 2014

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


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for October 10-13, 2014.  Best Bet! Pics in the Sticks, Adirondack Loon Festival Saranac Lake, Long Lake Fire Festival, Tupper Lake Zombie Walk, Babbie Farm Harvest Fest, Lake George Oktoberfest

Calendar of Events October 10-13, 2014. Enjoy Your Columbus Day 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 - 10/10/14
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Fall Foliage Trail between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (last weekend before ski season)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and Chairlift) is open until Oct 19 
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 at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)(last weekend)
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
9:30 am Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents The 'Berenstain Bears Live!
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)
7:30 am Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents The 'Berenstain Bears Live!
7:30 pm ADK SHAKES presents "Taming of the Shrew" at the Upper Jay Recovery Lounge
7:30 pm Join Pendragon Theatre with the musical talents of Joe Crave

Saturday - 10/11/14  
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 (last weekend until ski season) 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Farmers' Market, Riverside Park (last of the season)
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental) (last weekend)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway (last weekend)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and Chairlift) is open until Oct 19 
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open for the season.
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open.$  Call 327-6241. 
10 am - 4 pm Flaming Leaves Festival at Olympic Jumping Complex
Best Bet! 10 am. "Pics in the Sticks: Harrietstown Town Hall, Saranac Lake Free nature talks, activities, exhibits
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 am The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid present Second Saturday Storytime: autumn stories/crafts
10 am - 5 pm Saranac Laboratory Museum (through Columbus Day) $5
10:30 am - 6 pm Airbag and Adventure Zone at Whiteface (last weekend)
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)
1 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents The MET Live: Verdi's MacBeth
3-10 pm Tupper Lake Zombie Walk (Zombie face painting, maze, music with admission being a nonperishable food item for local food pantry)
3-7 pm Lake Placid BrewFest at the 1932 Olympic Area
6:30 pm LPCA movie showing of "Stray Dog" with intro by Russell Banks
9:30 pm LPCA movie showing of "Life Itself" by director Steve James

Sunday - 10/12/14  
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Fall Foliage Trail between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (last weekend until ski season)
Best Bet!9 am Adirondack Loon Festival Harrietstown Town Hall, Saranac Lake FREE festival, clown, gallons  activities, music and food
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p..m Keene/Keene Valley Farmers Market at Marcy Field (last of the season)
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)(last weekend)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway (last weekend)
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 until Oct 19 
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
10 am - 4 pm Flaming Leaves Festival at Olympic Jumping Complex
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 (last weekend)
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)
4 pm Harper Martha Gallagher at the Keene Arts Center (Keene Congregational Church) $10 donation)
4 pm LPCA movie showing of "Stray Dog" with intro by Russell Banks
7 pm LPCA movie showing of "Life Itself" by director Steve Jame

Monday, 10/13/14 - Columbus Day
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Fall Foliage Trail between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (last weekend until ski season)
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)(last weekend)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and Chairlift) is open until Oct 19 
10 am - 5 pm Saranac Laboratory Museum (through Columbus Day) $5
10:30 am - 6 pm Airbag and Adventure Zone at Whiteface (last weekend)
1 pm - dusk Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels, $10/adults, $8 (13-younger) Free/children under 4)

Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/10/14
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 – 10/11/14
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
9 am - 5 pm Learn trail maintenance while volunteering at Blue Mountain trailhead
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 (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 
10 am TREK Breast Cancer Awareness ride, Inlet with Pedals and Petals
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 noon - 5 pm Long Lake's Fall Fire Festival and Craft Fair: music, fire performers, carnival games, etc
1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 13
7:30 pm FREE lecture "the Stars of Autumn with Bob fisher at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb

Sunday - 10/12/14 
 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 last day of season. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
Best Bet! 1:30 pm Tour Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake until Oct 13

Monday, 10/13/14 - Columbus Day


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. Free for Adirondack Park residents 

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/10/14 
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. - 1:00 p.m. Elizabethtown Farmers' Market (last of the season)
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 12
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)
6:00 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
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 - 10/11/14
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 am - 1 pm Octoberfest Half Marathon and 10 K at the Peru Fire Department
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 am - 4 pm Fall Open House at Parker Family Farm, complimentary pig roast, seminars and more
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. 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 
Best Bet!10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday) until Oct 12 HARVEST FEST learn about hay harvest with antique equipment and horse power ($1 off admission if you bring a nonperishable time for the food pantry)
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
6:00 pm  Champlain Valley Film Society presents "The Old Breed" with special guest mark Richey (world-famous mountaineer). Dinner buffet is at 6 pm and film at 7:30 at the Whallonsburg Grange

Sunday - 10/12/14  
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 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 - noon Essex County Cheese Tour
10 am - 3pm AppleFest at the Pennfield Homestead Museum in Ironville
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 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday) until Oct 12 - HARVEST FEST learn about hay harvest with antique equipment and horse power ($1 off admission if you bring a nonperishable time for the food pantry)
3 pm Russion Duo returns the Saranac United Methodist Church (Hill and Hollow) Saranac

Monday, 10/13/14 - Columbus Day
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 patch9:00 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 - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard Peru
10 am - 6 pm Country Dream Farms pumpkin patch, horse and wagon rides
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 10/10/14
ALL DAY: Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival
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 GARLIC Festival
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
6:30 - 10 pm Saratoga Scare Fair at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds Fri and Sat in Oct
4-10 pm Schuyler Farmers Haunted Corn Maze and Rock Shop Schuylerville
Best Bet!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
8 pm The Home Made Theatre at the Spa Little Theatre presents "The Addams Family" musical

Saturday – 10/11/14
ALL DAY: Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival
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 - 5 pm North Creek Ski Bowl Ski and Snowboard Sale, North Creek
9 am - 2 pm Flea Market at the Piseco Community Hall, Old Piseco Rd
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 - 6 pm Ellms Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Hayride and more (until Nov 1)
10 am Ballston Spa Falling Leaves 5K
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
10:30 am Gore Mountain Harvest Fest, North Creek music, hay maze, food, activities
noon - 10 pm West Mountain Fall Festival and Haunted Hayrides: pony rides, food, music
Best Bet! noon - 11 pm Ross's Barn Party (part of the Anthol Fall Farm Tour)
5:30 ADK SHAKES presents "MacBeth" and dinner at the Bullhouse, Chestertown
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
7:30 Guided Ghost Tours at Fort William Henry in Lake George
8 pm The Home Made Theatre at the Spa Little Theatre presents "The Addams Family" musical

Sunday - 10/12/14 
 Best Bet! ALL DAY: Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival
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 am - 5 pm North Creek Ski Bowl Ski and Snowboard Sale, North Creek
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 am - 6 pm Ellms Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Hayride and more (until Nov 1)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
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
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 Taming of the Shrew at the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs
7 pm Haunted Hayride Stockade and Scariness at Double M, Ballston Spa (not recommended for children under 8) Reservations are required

Monday, 10/13/14 - Columbus Day
10 am The Children's Museum in Saratoga's annual Pinewood Derby contest
11 am - 6 pm Schuyler Farmers Haunted Corn Maze and Rock Shop Schuylerville


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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