Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Eight (8) weekly events for a summer full of Lake Placid Activities/Events

By Diane Chase

We are not the type of family that just hikes, swims and sails. We enjoy a variety of events and activities. My family has found that each town in the Adirondacks has its own special charm. It can be difficult to decide which activity to attend.

Lake Placid has a summer full of events and activities to add to our busy schedule from from live music to mini-triathlons. There is always something to keep our multi-aged family active and outside. 

Here are just a few that I highlight in my Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook, Adirondack Family Time™ Tri-Lakes and High Peaks: Your Four Season Guide to Over 300 Activities (with GPS coordinates)

1) For the young ones or young at heart, the Bookstore Plus offers summer story time every Monday morning at 10 am as well as a monthly “Second Saturday” story time.

2) Songs of Mirror Lake 2015 takes place each Tuesday at Mid’s Park bandshell on Main St. at 7 pm rain or shine.   The summer schedule is June 30: Americana Night with Amy Helm, July 7: World Rock Night with Rusted Root, July 14: Celtic Night with Jubilee Riots (firmly Enter the Haggis), July 21: New Orleans Night with Dirty Dozen Brass Band, July 28: American Rock Night with Lukas Nelson & POTR, August 4: Rockin' Roots Night with Back Porch Society (formerly Roadside Mystic), August 11: Blues Night with Quinn Sullivan. These free, outdoor concerts take place at 7 pm so bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the view of Mirror Lake.

3) The Lake Placid Sinfonietta hosts its Park Concert Series on Wednesdays at Mid’s Park bandshell. Special Performance: July 4 at 5:30 pm Festive Fourth, July 8: March On!, July 15: It's d'Amore, July 22: Mords of the Dance, July 29: Winging It, August 4, Hooray for Hollywood

TRIVIA: Mid’s Park is named, not because of it’s location in the middle of the village, but for Mildred (Mid) Uihlein the person instrumental in saving this bit of green space that has become a central place for relaxation and the arts.

This guide offers 33 easy hikes, 19 swimming
holes, trivia, maps and four-season activities
4) The town wide search for Waldo starts July 1 and runs the whole month July. The contest will conclude July 31st at a party from 5-6 pm at The Bookstore Plus, so hurry to get those required stamps from area businesses to be entered into the drawing for a deluxe set of Waldo books as well as other great prizes.

5) There are plenty of Olympic opportunities to see Lake Placid’s 1980 Winter Olympic history. The free Freaky Friday Ice Show at the Olympic Center on Main Street
highlights up and coming skaters judged for creativity and style. 

6) Free naturalist guided walk at Henry's Woods, with the Adirondack Mountain Club! Meet at the Bear Cub Rd entrance every Thursday at 10 am.

7) Local Food Craze: Find fresh food at Green Market Wednesdays Lake Placid Farmers' Market at the St Agnes Elementary School.

8) Kids can watch free concerts, plays and see magic shows at Lake Placid Center for the Arts Young and Fun Series. 

However you plan to spend your days, I hope you can slip one of these special events into your own busy schedule. Enjoy! 

Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks: Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities (with GPS coordinates). With over 33 easy hikes, 19 swimming holes, trivia and seasonal activities for the Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and High Peaks regions. For more family-friendly activities go to AdirondackFamilyTime.com.

© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.

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