Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Adirondack Activities and Events for September 4-7 , 2015 (Labor Day Weekend)

Fun Adirondack (ADK) Events for everyone: kids, parents, families, singletons, handicap-accessible or retired. 
  HAPPY LABOR DAY!  Highlights: The Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Fort Ticonderoga Historic Corn Maze,  Westport's LobsterFest, HoboFest and Farm2Fork in Saranac Lake, Touch a Truck Tupper Lake, Soundwaves (Westport) will be live on NCPR Music, Port Henry Regatta, Fireworks over Lake George, Lake Champlain, Trekonderoga (Star Trek Convention), Lake George Brewfest Enjoy!  

This guide has over 300 activities:
 33 easy hikes,
19 swimming holes, maps, trivia and
four-season of fun for Lake Placid,
Saranac Lake and the High Peaks. 

Previous Events 

Have a great weekend from the Adirondack (ADK) Park! There are a variety of activities and events happening around the Adirondack (ADK) region this weekend that are great family fun, not just for kids!  

Calendar of Weekend Events September 4-7, 2015
Adirondack High Peaks/Lake Placid/Saranac Lake Events What to do in Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Vermontville, Town of Saranac, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley, Malone, New York (NY)

Old Forge/Inlet/Long Lake (Central Adirondack Events) Hamilton County, NY– including What to do with kids, family in Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville, North Creek,  Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Speculator, Croghan, Indian Lake and Inlet New York (NY)

Lake George/ Southern Adirondack Events – What to do in Schroon Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague New York (NY)

Champlain Valley, Adirondack Events – What to do in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)
Lake Placid/Saranac Lake/High Peaks 
(Tri-Lakes) Events

Friday - September 4, 2015
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake trails for walking and mountain biking (free) 
Dawn - Dusk: Hike or mountain bike the trails at Pisgah Mountain, Saranac Lake (free)
Dawn - dusk: Henry's Woods, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn to Dusk: Paul Smith's VIC trails are free except during ski season. Call 327-6241
9 am - 5:30 pm Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) Regular Season through Sept 7
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway  daily until Oct. 12
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift) is open until Oct 18
9 am - 5:30 pm Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain. Regular Season Hours through September 7
9 am – 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the seasonOpen daily through last Sunday in October. 
10 am - 4 pm Wilder Homestead, Boyhood Home of Almanzo Wilder, Burke, NY (Laura Ingall Wilder's book Farmer Boy)
10 am - noon Lake Placid Center for the Arts Main St Gallery location Crafts for Kids ($5)
10 am - 11 pm Boots and Birdies, Lake Placid: Mini-golf, eurobungy, gemstone mining, mini-golf, ropes adventure course
Check out the Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington
10 am - 4 pm Historic Saranac Lake Museum presents "Medical Marvels" in the John Black room through Oct 15 (Open Tues - Sat and Thurs 10 am - 7 pm)
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington
10 a.m. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, bounce houses, bowling and more 
10 am - 6 pm Adventure Zone at Whiteface Mountain: rock climbing wall, slack line, bounce house, bungee trampoline, airbag jump. Regular Season Hours through September 7
10 am - 4 pm Summer Bobsled Experience (Thurs-Mon June 25-Sept 7)
10 am– 6 pm The Wild Center is open until Labor Day. (Labor Day - Columbus Day 10am-5pm)
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Iron Sunday
10:30 am From Lake Placid: Magic Train on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
1 pm - dusk The Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels ($10/adults ($8/Children 13 and under) Free/children under four)
2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Paul Smith's College Farmers' Market
2:30 pm  From Lake Placid: Magic Train on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad

7 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents: The 46ers film
8 pm Pendragon Theatre presents "Seagull" 
8 pm The Upper Jay Art Center Recovery Lounge presents "Ana Egge with David Moss and Alex Hargreaves $15/door

Saturday - September 5, 2015 
Dawn - Dusk 
Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake trails for walking and mountain biking (free) 
Dawn - Dusk: Hike or mountain bike the trails at Pisgah Mountain, Saranac Lake (free)
Dawn - dusk: Henry's Woods, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn to Dusk: Paul Smith's VIC trails are free except during ski season. Call 327-6241
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway  daily until Oct. 12
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Farmers' Market, Riverside Park
9 am - 5:30 pm Disc Golf at Whiteface
ace Mountain. Regular Season Hours through September 7
9 am - 5:30 pm Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) Regular Season through Sept 7
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift) is open until Oct 18.
9 am – 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the seasonOpen daily through last Sunday in October. 
10 am - 4 pm Wilder Homestead, Boyhood Home of Almanzo Wilder, Burke, NY (Laura Ingall Wilder's book Farmer Boy)
10 am - 11 pm Boots and Birdies, Lake Placid: Mini-golf, eurobungy, gemstone mining, mini-golf, ropes adventure course
10 am - 4 pm Summer Bobsled Experience (Thurs-Mon June 25-Sept 7)
10 am - 4 pm Historic Saranac Lake Museum presents "Medical Marvels" in the John Black room through Oct 15 (Open Tues - Sat and Thurs 10 am - 7 pm)
10 am Tour Historic Great Camp White Pine, Paul Smiths ($12/adults, $6/children)
10 am– 6 pm The Wild Center is open until Labor Day. (Labor Day - Columbus Day 10am-5pm)
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington
10 am - 6 pm Adventure Zone at Whiteface Mountain: rock climbing wall, slack line, bounce house, bungee trampoline, airbag jump. Regular Season Hours through September 7
10 am - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, bounce houses, bowling and more 
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Iron Sunday
11 am Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11 am - 8 pm  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1 pm - dusk The Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels ($10/adults ($8/Children 13 and under) Free/children under four)
1:30 pm  LAST SATURDAY TOUR OF THE SEASON Tour Historic Great Camp White Pine, Paul Smiths ($12/adults, $6/children) The Wednesday tour continues through September 30. 
3-5 pm The Bookstore Plus presents Bernard Conners will autograph copies of "Cruising with Kate"
Dusk - 10 pm  The Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels ($10/adults ($8/Children 13 and under) Free/children under four) Flashlight Nights - No one enters to maze after 9 pm
6 pm The 33rd annual Olympic Car Show Cruise Nite around Main St and Mirror Lake 
6:30-7:30 pm Autograph session with Andrew Weibrecht at the Mirror Lake Inn Taste Bar and Bistro
7 pm North Country SPCA presents Lostdog in concert at Keene Arts, $5 
8 pm Pendragon Theatre presents "Seagull " 


Sunday - September 6, 2015  
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake trails for walking and mountain biking (free) 
Dawn - Dusk: Hike or mountain bike the trails at Pisgah Mountain, Saranac Lake (free)
Dawn - dusk: Henry's Woods, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn to Dusk: Paul Smith's VIC trails are free except during ski season. Call 327-6241
9 am - 5:30 pm Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) Regular Season through Sept 7 
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway  daily until Oct. 12
9 am - 5:30 pm Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain. Regular Season Hours through September 7
9 am - 2 pm Farm2Fork Fest at Riverside Park, Saranac Lake: Farm to Table Festival. Tasting tickets on sale at 10:30, tastings start at 11 am. Only 300 servings so get there early! 
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift) is open until Oct 18 
9 am 33rd annual Olympic Car Show and parade at the Olympic Speed Skating oval, Lake Placid. Spectators $3/adults, $1/children
9 am – 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the seasonOpen daily through last Sunday in October. 
10 am - 6 pm Adventure Zone at Whiteface Mountain: rock climbing wall, slack line, bounce house, bungee trampoline, airbag jump. Regular Season Hours through September 7
10 am - 11 pm Boots and Birdies, Lake Placid: Mini-golf, eurobungy, gemstone mining, mini-golf, ropes adventure course
10 am - 4 pm Summer Bobsled Experience (Thurs-Mon June 25-Sept 7)
10 am– 6 pm The Wild Center is open until Labor Day. (Labor Day - Columbus Day 10am-5pm)
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington
10 a.m. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, bounce houses, bowling and more 
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Iron Sunday
11 am - 2 pm Touch a Truck and Block Dance at Tupper Lake's Municipal Park: 40 pieces of equipment for kids to touch as well as BBQ and bounce house. free hotdogs, hamburgers and soft drinks (soda) 
11 am - 6 pm Adirondack Carousel is open, $2/ride, multiple tickets available for discount
11 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
noon - 4 pm Wilder Homestead, Boyhood Home of Almanzo Wilder, Burke, NY (Laura Ingall Wilder's book Farmer Boy)
noon - 10:30 pm FREE Hobofest Saranac Lake Riverside Park: all-day music
1 pm - dusk The Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels ($10/adults ($8/Children 13 and under) Free/children under four)
2 pm Pendragon Theatre presents "Seagull " 
Dusk - 10 pm  The Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels ($10/adults ($8/Children 13 and under) Free/children under four) Flashlight Nights - No one enters to maze after 9 pm

Monday - September 7, 2015 LABOR DAY
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake trails for walking and mountain biking (free) 
Dawn - Dusk: Hike or mountain bike the trails at Pisgah Mountain, Saranac Lake (free)
Dawn - dusk: Henry's Woods, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn to Dusk: Paul Smith's VIC trails are free except during ski season. Call 327-6241
9 am - 5:30 pm Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) Regular Season through Sept 7
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway  daily until Oct. 12
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift) is open until Oct 18
9 am - 5:30 pm Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain. Regular Season Hours through September 7
9 am – 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the season. Open daily through last Sunday in October. 
10 am - 4 pm Wilder Homestead, Boyhood Home of Almanzo Wilder, Burke, NY (Laura Ingall Wilder's book Farmer Boy)
3 pm FREE Saranac Lake History Train with Historic Saranac Lake Call 315-724-0700 for reservations)
5:30 pm FREE Saranac Lake History Train with Historic Saranac Lake 

Old Forge/Inlet/Long Lake/North Creek (Central Adirondack) Events
Thendara Golf Club is open for the season 


Water Safari, Old Forge
Friday - September 4, 2015
Dawn to Dusk: Adirondack Interpretive trails, Newcomb are open FREE
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open through Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
10 am - 5:30 pm Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge Last Day Sept 7th
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open every day but Tuesday.
10 am - 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 am - 4 pm Gallery open at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
10 am - 4 pm the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. 
10 am - 3 pm Goodsell Museum presents "Early History of the Adirondack League Club"
10 am Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
10 am  Great Camp Sagamore tour through September 7 (Labor Day)
noon - 3:30 pm North Creek Depot Museum is open for the season. (Thurs-Sunday)
1-5 pm . Old Forge Farmers' Market on Park Avenue
1:30 pm  Great Camp Sagamore tour through Oct 12 (Columbus Day)
2-5 pm Northville Farmers' Market

Saturday – September 5, 2015  
Dawn to Dusk: Adirondack Interpretive trails, Newcomb are open FREE
9 am - 3 pm SMILE craft fair and flea market at St mary's Church Indian lake 
9:30 am -6 pm Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge Last Day Sept 7th9:30 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 through Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
10 am - 5 pm 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 am - 4 pm Falling Leaves Craft Fair, park Ave, Old Forge, $2 entry donation
10 am - 4 pm the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.  
10 am - 2 pm Indian Lake Farmers' Market at the Market Parking Lot through Sept 26
10 am - 3 pm Goodsell Museum presents "Early History of the Adirondack League Club"
10 am  Great Camp Sagamore tour through September 7 (Labor Day)
noon Pig Roast at Indian Lake Firehall (hotdogs, clams, chowder at noon outside) pork dinner inside starting at 4 pm 
noon - 3:30 pm North Creek Depot Museum is open for the season. (Thurs-Sunday)
1- 4 pm Indian Lake Museum Open House
1:30 pm  Great Camp Sagamore tour through Oct 12 (Columbus Day)
4-9:30 pm Fire Department Labor Day Chicken BBQ and Fireworks. Live music by The Fulton Chain Gang
5:30 VIEW Plein Air Paint Out Auction: FREE Gould Hall, VIEW Old Forge
6-8 pm Arrowhead Lakefront in Inlet (Free Summer Concert series)Fritz Henry as well as automobile raffle and FIREWORKS
6:30 pm Old Forge Fire Hall Bingo
7:30 pm Trio Casals with Julia Heinen at Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek $15/adults, FREE/students

Sunday - September 6, 2015  
Dawn to Dusk: Adirondack Interpretive trails, Newcomb are open FREE
9:30 am - 6 pm Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge Last Day Sept 7th9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open June 25 - Labor Day. (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 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.
10 am - 4 pm Oak Mountain Ski Resort, Speculator, NY Scenic Lift Rides
10 am  Great Camp Sagamore tour through September 7 (Labor Day)
noon - 4 pm Annual Chicken BBQ at Blue Mountain Lake Fire House
noon - 3:30 pm North Creek Depot Museum is open for the season. (Thurs-Sunday)
noon CAP-21 Cappy Duck Derby in Inlet, NY $5/duck
1:30 pm  Great Camp Sagamore tour through Oct 12 (Columbus Day)
2-3 pm David Kim Benefit Concert at Gould Hall VIEW Old Forge $15/general, $12/members
7 pm- 9 pm Sunday Summer Concert Series on the Old Forge Lakefront

Monday - September 7, 2015 LABOR DAY
Dawn to Dusk: Adirondack Interpretive trails, Newcomb are open FREE
10 am - 5 pm Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge Last Day Sept 7th


Westport/Essex/Ticonderoga (Lake Champlain Events)

WEDNESDAYS: 
6- 7:30 pm The North Cheever Sailing Club races J/24s from June to September off Port Henry Peir and NYS Boat launch to race. Some experience helpful, but not required. 

58 easy hikes, 33 swimming holes,
trivia, maps and four-season fun
for Westport, Ticonderoga
Plattsburgh and the Champlain Valley
Friday - September 4, 2015 
Dawn to Dusk: Champlain Area Trails
9 am Ticonderoga Heritage Museum presents children's programs "Artist Touch Workshop"
9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454: Summer times and rates through September 7
9 am - 4 pm North Star Underground Railroad Museum at Ausable Chasm Open 7 days/week 
9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Elizabethtown Farmers' Market 
9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $19.50/adults, $17/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5)
9:30 a.m. King's Garden is open for the season (Fort Ti)
9:30 am - 5 pm Drive up Mount Defiance (or walk) Tickets purchased at Fort Ticonderoga through Oct 18
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown, $5/adults, $4/seniors, $2/students, free/children under seven. Open through mid-October
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
10 am - 3 pm Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
10 am - 4 pm AARCH historic tour: Northville to Great Sacandaga ($40/members, $55/general includes lunch)
11 am Trekonderoga 2015: Star Trek Convention in Ticonderoga
3 pm Rouses Point Farmers' Market
5 - 8 pm The Escape at The Strand Center for the Arts (FREE)
5:30 - 7:30 pm Music at Vesco Ridge Vineyards, Chazy
PLAN AHEAD: 7 pm Essex Community Concerts at the Essex Community Church presents: The Russian Duo on September 25
8 pm The Depot Theatre, Westport, NY presents "Savin' Up For Saturday Night: The Honky-Tonk Musical" by Jeff Goode and Richard Levinson (Opening Night) playing through September 6

Saturday - September 5, 2015  
Dawn to Dusk: Champlain Area Trails
Dawn to Dusk: Saranac River Trail, Plattsburgh
9 am Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:30 am - 4 pm Harvest Canning Party at  the Community Kitchen at The Whallonsburg Grange  
9 am - 2 pm Plattsburgh Farmers' Market, Durkee Street
9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm518-834-7454: Summer times and rates through September 7
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $19.50/adults, $17/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5)
9 am Trekonderoga 2015: Star Trek Convention in Ticonderoga
9 am - 4 pm North Star Underground Railroad Museum at Ausable Chasm Open 7 days/week 
10 am - 5 pm Fort Ticonderoga Historic Corn Maze: Kidde Maze, Engineer a Maze Quest. Sat-Sun through Oct 18
9:30 am - 5 pm Drive up Mount Defiance (or walk) Tickets purchased at Fort Ticonderoga through Oct 18
10 am AuSable Forks Free Library Story time
10 am - 1 pm Ticonderoga Farmers' Market Wicker Street
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown, $5/adults, $4/seniors, $2/students, free/children under seven. Open through mid-October
10 am - 2 pm Champlain Valley Transportation Museum/Imaginarium Museum, Plattsburgh 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
10 am Nature Trek along the Saranac River: meet at Saranac St Bridge and Pine Street
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)
Savin' Up for Saturday Night
The Honky-Tonk Musical
at The Depot Theatre, Westport, NY
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:30 am Soundwaves presents 3 Song Program live streaming on NCPR! 
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 St
1- 6:30 pm Port Henry Regatta Labor Day celebration
2 pm LobsterFest at Westport Marina (Carboard Boat Races)
6-9 pm LobsterFest at Westport Marina (BBQ Dinner)
7 pm Ticonderoga Festival Guild presents "9 Horses" jazz-inspired indie-pop senstations! FREE (last concert for summer season until Sept 29-30 with Murder Mystery Theatre)
8 pm The Depot Theatre, Westport, NY presents "Savin' Up For Saturday Night: The Honky-Tonk Musical" by Jeff Goode and Richard Levinson (Opening Night) playing through September 6
8:30 pm - 12:30 am LobsterFest at Westport Marina (Eric Bessette Quartet Jazz)
Dusk: Fireworks at Port Henry

Sunday - September 6, 2015    
Dawn to Dusk: Champlain Area Trails CATS
9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm518-834-7454: Summer times and rates through September 7
9 am - 4 pm North Star Underground Railroad Museum at Ausable Chasm Open 7 days/week
9 am Trekonderoga 2015: Star Trek Convention in Ticonderoga
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily to Oct 18.  Admission: $19.50/adults, $17/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5) Oct 18- Nov 1 10 am - 4 pm
9:30 am - 5 pm Drive up Mount Defiance (or walk) Tickets purchased at Fort Ticonderoga through Oct 18
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown, $5/adults, $4/seniors, $2/students, free/children under seven. Open through mid-October
10 am - 5 pm Fort Ticonderoga Historic Corn Maze: Kidde Maze, Engineer a Maze Quest. Sat-Sun through Oct 18
10 am - 2 pm Champlain Valley Transportation Museum/Imaginarium Museum, Plattsburgh 
Fort Ticonderoga
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)
noon - 2 pm LobsterFest at Westport Marina (Hotdogs, chips and soft drinks)
1 pm Port Henry Labor Day Parade
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bluff Point Lighthouse at Valcour Island is open. Transportation is not provided
2 pm LobsterFest at Westport Marina (kayak races, 
3-4 pm LobsterFest at Westport Marina (balloon artist, facepainting, steamed clams
4 pm Sundays in the Park, Ticonderoga Bicentennial Park: Ned Golfers Juggling, magic, comedy and unicycling
5-6 :30 pm LobsterFest at Westport Marina Lobster Dinner (meals and dockspace is sold out for 2015) but come for the festivities)
5 pm The Depot Theatre, Westport, NY presents "Savin' Up For Saturday Night: The Honky-Tonk Musical" by Jeff Goode and Richard Levinson (Opening Night) playing through September 6 
8- midnight Damaged Good Band at LobsterFest at Westport Marina
9 pm LobsterFest at Westport Marina Costume Party: Theme: Wild Wild West (port)

Monday - September 7, 2015 LABOR DAY
Dawn to Dusk: Champlain Area Trails CATS
9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm518-834-7454: Summer times and rates through September 7
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily to Oct 18.  Admission: $19.50/adults, $17/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5) Oct 18- Nov 1 10 am - 4 pm
9:30 am - 5 pm Drive up Mount Defiance (or walk) Tickets purchased at Fort Ticonderoga through Oct 18


Lake George/ Southern Adirondack Events

Adirondack Folk School

Friday - September 4, 2015
Take the Saratoga/North Creek Railway (57 mile ride) with stops along the way
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
 8 am - 4 pm Up Yonda Farm, Bolton Landing
8 am Adirondack Extreme - Open through Sept 7. High Ropes Course, Bolton Landing (Reservations Required)
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9 am - 6 pm Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville (bouldering wall, disc golf, gem mining, dino dig, trails, playground, picnic) summer hours through Sept 7
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
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Fort William Henry Museum, Lake George is open through Oct 31
10 am - 4 pm Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes, Adventure Village (inflatable, climbing wall, bungee trampoline), miniature golf
10 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain Gondola Rides
10 am - 11 pm The Fun Spot, Queensbury: laser tag, Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Roller Skating, Indoor Playground
10 am The North End Local Scenic train departs Thurman
10 am - 6 pm The Great Escape (Six Flags): The Water Park opens from noon - 5 pm (Last day for Water Park is Sept 7)
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Tubby's Tubing, Lake Luzerne
11 am - 4 pm Lake George Historical Museum, 290 Canada Street
11:35 am The North End Local Scenic Trail departs North Creek
1:30 pm The North End Local Scenic Trail departs Thurman
2:45 pm The North End Local Scenic Trail departs North Creek
3-6 pm. Warrensburg Farmers' Market
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
4-6 pm Friday at the Lake George Shepard Park Concert Series Solo act kicks off the event
6-8 pm Friday at the Lake George Shepard Park Concert Series
6:30 pm Dinner and Show at The Lake Dinner Theatre, Lake George (performance 8 pm)
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Wed-Sat, matinees: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 11 am seating, curtain at 1 pm (select Sat matinees: July 25, Aug 8,22, Sept 19, Oct 10)
7 pm Chamber Music Performance: Lake George Music Festival  $10
8 pm Art in the Public Eye: Outdoor Cinema: Glens Falls City Park, "Wizard of Oz"



Saturday – September 5, 2015  
Take the Saratoga/North Creek Railway (57 mile ride) with stops along the way
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
7 am 10th annual Lake George Triathlon Festival Battlefield Park, Beach Rd, Lake George
8 am - 4 pm Up Yonda Farm, Bolton Landing
8 am Adirondack Extreme - Open through Sept 7. High Ropes Course, Bolton Landing (Reservations Required)
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9 am - 6 pm Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville (bouldering wall, disc golf, gem mining, dino dig, trails, playground, picnic) summer hours through Sept 7
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Fort William Henry Museum, Lake George is open through Oct 31
9:30 am - 1:30 pm North End Local, Thurman: weekly craft and local ware show at the Thurman train station
9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga
10 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain Gondola Rides
10 am - 4 pm Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes, Adventure Village (inflatable, climbing wall, bungee trampoline), miniature golf
10 am - 4 pm AARCH historic tour Green Machines: A Tour of Intervale Lowlands and North Country School, Lake Placid $40/members, $55/general 
10 am The North End Local Scenic train departs Thurman
10 am - 6 pm The Great Escape (Six Flags): The Water Park opens from noon - 5 pm (Last day for Water Park is Sept 7)
10 am - 11 pm The Fun Spot, Queensbury: laser tag, Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Roller Skating, Indoor Playground 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Tubby's Tubing, Lake Luzerne
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
11 am - 4 pm Lake George Historical Museum, 290 Canada Street
11:35 am The North End Local Scenic Trail departs North Creek
noon FREE tours at Nettle Meadow Far, 484 South Johnsburg Rd, Thurman
noon - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga
1:30 pm The North End Local Scenic Trail departs Thurman
1:30 pm PLAN AHEAD: Tang Teaching Museum Family Saturday programs (starts up again Oct 17-Dec 19), Saratoga Springs (for children 5 and older) 
2:45 pm The North End Local Scenic Trail departs North Creek
5-9 pm Lake George BrewFest at Charles R Wood Park, Lake George $40 advance or $55/door=sample glass and 20 4 oz samples: live music, food for purchase and fireworks at dusk) SAVE $15 on advanced tickets. Designated Driver tickets = $10
6:30 pm  The Sembrich  presents "The Gala Performance" $125
6:30 pm Dinner and Show at The Lake Dinner Theatre, Lake George (performance 8 pm)
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Wed-Sat, matinees: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 11 am seating, curtain at 1 pm (select Sat matinees: July 25, Aug 8,22, Sept 19, Oct 10)
7 pm The Adirondack Folk School Fireside Chats
8 pm Lake Lucerne's Painted Pony Rodeo features Craig Wayne Boyd (winner of NBC's The Voice)

Sunday - September 6, 2015   
Take the Saratoga/North Creek Railway (57 mile ride) with stops along the way
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School (Fireside Chats start July 11 at 7)
7 am 10th annual Lake George Triathlon Festival Battlefield Park, Beach Rd, Lake George
8 am Adirondack Extreme - Open through Sept 7. High Ropes Course, Bolton Landing (Reservations Required)
9 am - 6 pm Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville (bouldering wall, disc golf, gem mining, dino dig, trails, playground, picnic) summer hours through Sept 7
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Fort William Henry Museum, Lake George is open through Oct 31
10 a - 4 pm Gore Mountain Gondola Rides open
10 am - 4 pm Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes, Adventure Village (inflatable, climbing wall, bungee trampoline), miniature golf
10 am The North End Local Scenic train departs Thurman
10 am - 6 pm The Great Escape (Six Flags): The Water Park opens from noon - 5 pm (Last day for Water Park is Sept 7)
10 am - 11 pm The Fun Spot, Queensbury: laser tag, Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Roller Skating, Indoor Playground
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Tubby's Tubing
11:35 am The North End Local Scenic Trail departs North Creek
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 
1:30 pm The North End Local Scenic Trail departs Thurman
2:45 pm The North End Local Scenic Trail departs North Creek
5-9 pm Lake George BrewFest at Charles R Wood Park, Lake George $40/sample glass and 20 4 oz samples: live music, food for purchase and fireworks at dusk) SAVE $15 on advanced tickets

Adirondack Extreme Ropes Course, Bolton Landing (NY)
Monday - September 7, 2015 LABOR DAY
Take the Saratoga/North Creek Railway (57 mile ride) with stops along the way
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School (Fireside Chats start July 11 at 7)
7 am 10th annual Lake George Triathlon Festival Battlefield Park, Beach Rd, Lake George
8 am Adirondack Extreme - Open through Sept 7. High Ropes Course, Bolton Landing (Reservations Required)
9 am - 6 pm Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville (bouldering wall, disc golf, gem mining, dino dig, trails, playground, picnic) summer hours through Sept 7
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Fort William Henry Museum, Lake George is open through Oct 31
10 a - 4 pm Gore Mountain Gondola Rides open


10 am - 4 pm Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes, Adventure Village (inflatable, climbing wall, bungee trampoline), miniature golf
10 am The North End Local Scenic train departs Thurman
10 am - 6 pm The Great Escape (Six Flags): The Water Park opens from noon - 5 pm (Last day for Water Park is Sept 7)
10 am - 11 pm The Fun Spot, Queensbury: laser tag, Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Roller Skating, Indoor Playground
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Tubby's Tubing
11:35 am The North End Local Scenic Trail departs North Creek
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)


photos and content © Diane Chase,  used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook Series Adirondack Family Time™: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks –Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga –  Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack –  Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George  © 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 now.

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