Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Adirondack Events and Activities for October 9-11, 2015 (Columbus Day Weekend)

It's Adirondack Harvest Festival Time! 
Fun Adirondack (ADK) Events for everyone: kids, parents, families, pet-owners singletons, handicap-accessible or retired.

October 9-11, 2015:  Highlights:  Lake Placid Flaming Leaves Fest, Mountaineer ReelRock10, Lake Placid Loon Fest, Essex County Cheese Tour,  Adirondack Coast Wine Festival, Willsboro Pond Sprint, Hamlet at The Whallonsburg Grange and VIEW (Old Forge) Penfield Homestead Museum Applefest (Crown Point), Lake George Oktoberfest, Bolton Landing Chili Tasting, 100-mile Lake George Bike Race, Gore Harvestfest,  Enjoy!

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!

Adironack Loon Celebration 
Calendar of Weekend Events, October 9-11, 2015


Adirondack High Peaks/Lake Placid/Saranac Lake EventsWhat 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 - October 9, 2015
*Lake Placid to Saranac Lake: Fall Foliage on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad through Oct 12 (Halloween Train on Oct 24-25) Everyday but Mondays and Tuesdays)
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 - Dusk: Heaven Hill Orchard Loop, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn to Dusk: Paul Smith's VIC trails are free except during ski season. Call 327-6241Starting Oct 12 the building is open 9 am - 5 pm Tues-Sun.
33 easy hikes 19 swimming holes, 4-season
acitivities, ski trails, trivia and maps!
9 am - 4 pm LAST WEEKEND: Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) Late season: Sept 11-Oct 11 (Fri-Sun)
8:45 am - 5:30 pm LAST WEEKEND:Whiteface Memorial Highway daily until Oct. 12
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift) is open until Oct 18
9 am - 4 pm LAST WEEKENDDisc Golf at Whiteface Mountain. Late Season Hours through October 11 (Fri-Sun)
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)
10 am - 11 pm Boots and Birdies, Lake Placid: Mini-golf, eurobungy, gemstone mining, mini-golf, ropes adventure course
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 The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid presents Second Saturday Storytime
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 LAST WEEKEND:Adventure Zone at Whiteface Mountain: rock climbing wall, slack line, bounce house, bungee trampoline,airbag jump. Late Season Hours through Oct 11 (Fri-Sun)
10 am - 4 pm LAST WEEKEND:Summer Bobsled Experience (Fri-Sun through Oct 11)
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
11 am Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11 am - 4 pm Adirondack Carousel is open, $2/ride, multiple tickets available for discount. Open Wed-Sunday until November 1. Nov 2- June 24, open Sat-Sun 11 am - 3 pm
1 pm - dusk The Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels ($10/adults ($8/Children 13 and under) Free/children under four)
8 pm The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Jazz Virtuosos "Aaron Diehl Trio" $15/advanced, $20/door

Blues, Brews and BBQ at Flaming Leaves Fest, Lake Placid
Saturday -October 10, 2015
*Lake Placid to Saranac Lake: Fall Foliage on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad through Oct 12 (Halloween Train on Oct 24-25) Everyday but Mondays and Tuesdays)
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 - Dusk: Heaven Hill Orchard Loop, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn to Dusk:Paul Smith's VIC trails are free except during ski season. Call 327-6241Starting Oct 12 the building is open 9 am - 5 pm Tues-Sun.
8:45 am - 5:30 pm Whiteface Memorial Highway daily until Oct. 12
9 am - 2 pm Saranac Lake Farmers' Market, Riverside Park
9 am - 4 pm Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain. Late Season Hours through October 11 (Fri-Sun)
9 am - 4 pm Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting)Late season: Sept 11-Oct 11 (Fri-Sun)
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift) is open until Oct 18.
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 bookFarmer 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(Fri-Sun through Oct 11)
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– 6 pm The Wild Centeris open until Labor Day. (Labor Day - Columbus Day 10am-5pm)
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington
10 am - 5 pm Adventure Zone at Whiteface Mountain:rock climbing wall, slack line, bounce house, bungee trampoline,airbag jump. Late Season Hours through Oct 11 (Fri-Sun)
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
10 am - 4 pm Flaming Leaves Festival: Blues, Brews, BBQs at Olympic Jumping Complex: live music, refreshments, ski jump trials - buy ticket online for a $2 discount
11 am Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanesin Saranac Lake
11 am - 4 pm Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets. Open Weds-Sunday until November 1. Nov 2- June 24, open Sat-Sun 11 am - 3 pm
Lake Placid Briefest on Oct 10, 2015
1 - 2:30 pm The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid presents A Lake Placid Family's Refections of a Famous Patriarch - the family will share stories of James Britt Donovan, Cold War Attorney, Negotiator, and author of "Strangers on a Bridge" and the upcoming film Bridge of Spies where Tom Hanks plays Donovan. 
1 pm - dusk The Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels ($10/adults ($8/Children 13 and under) Free/children under four)
1 pm The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Exhibition onscreen: Rembrandt" $14/adults, $10/students: this film focuses on the final years of Rembrandt's life through the landmark exhibition from London's National Gallery.
2-4 pm The Bookstore Plus presents author Jeann Salander Miller's latest work " Privileged"
3- 7 pm Lake Placid Brewfest: olympic Center 1932 arena. Sample beers, talk to brewers, music and more. Buy online and save $10 off general admission.  Designated driver ticket/$10, General/$45
Saranac Village at Will Rogers presents
a FREE screening of "Hotel Hope"
6:30 pm Lake Placid Brewfest: Friday Night Movie "Blood, Sweat and Beers" ticket includes Q&A with director, movie and complimentary beer and snacks. Must be 21
7 pm The Mountaineer, Keene Valley presents "ReelRock10" $15 outdoor film showings: all proceeds to benefit Nepal earthquake recovery efforts
7:30 pm Saranac Village at Will Rogers presents a screening of the film "Hotel Hope" about the history of the Will Roger's Memorial Hospital where vaudeville entertainers received tuberculosis treatment
8 pm The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Wassa Pan Africa Dance Ensemble" $15/advance, $20/door: known as the premiere traditional African Dance andD Drum group throughout Ghana and West Africa.
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
7:30 pm Pendragon Theatre presents "The Seagull" in Saranac Lake 

2nd Annual Essex County Cheese Tour
Sunday -October 11, 2015
*Lake Placid to Saranac Lake: Fall Foliage on the Adirondack Scenic Railroadthrough Oct 12 (Halloween Train on Oct 24-25) Everyday but Mondays and Tuesdays)
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 - Dusk: Heaven Hill Orchard Loop, Lake Placid hiking/running trails (free)
Dawn to DuskPaul Smith's VIC trails are free except during ski season. Call 327-6241. Starting Oct 12 the building is open 9 am - 5 pm Tues-Sun.
9 am - 4 pm LAST WEEKEND Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) Late season: Sept 11-Oct 12 (Fri-Mon)
8:45 am- 5:30 pm LAST WEEKEND Whiteface Memorial Highway daily until Oct. 12
9 am - 4 pm LAST WEEKEND Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain. Late Season Hours through October 11 (Fri-Sun)
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift)is open until Oct 18
9 am – 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the season.Open daily through last Sunday in October.
9:30 am - 4 pm Flaming Leaves Festival: Blues, Brews, BBQs at Olympic Jumping Complex: live music, refreshments, ski jump trials - buy ticket online for a $2 discount
10 am - 5 pm LAST WEEKEND Adventure Zone at Whiteface Mountain:rock climbing wall, slack line, bounce house, bungee trampoline, airbag jump. Late Season Hours through Oct 12 (Fri-Mon)
10 am - 4 pm 2nd Annual Essex County Cheese Tour: Asgaard Farm and Dairy, North Country Creamy, Keeseville and SugarhouseCreamery, Upper Jay
FREE Loon Fest at Lake Placid Center for the Arts
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 (Fri-Sun through Oct 11)
10 am– 6 pm The Wild Centeris open until Labor Day. (Labor Day - Columbus Day 10am-5pm)
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, Wilmington
10 am- midnight Bowlwinklesin Lake Placid offers an arcade,bounce houses, bowling and more
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museumis open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Iron Sunday
11 am - 4 pm Adirondack Carousel is open, $2/ride, multiple tickets available for discount. Open Weds-Sunday until November 1. Nov 2- June 24, open Sat-Sun 11 am - 3 pm
11 am Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanesin Saranac Lake
10 am - 4 pm  Wilder Homestead, Boyhood Home of Almanzo Wilder, Burke, NY (Laura Ingall Wilder's bookFarmer Boy)
1:30 - 5 pm FREE Adirondack Loon Celebration at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts: loon entertain, music, refreshments and silent auction
1 pm - dusk The Great Adirondack Corn Maze, Gabriels ($10/adults ($8/Children 13 and under) Free/children under four)
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
7:30 pm (mature audience only)  a Staged reading of Aaron Posner's Stupid F%&#king Bird" to benefit Pendragon Theatre. $15


Old Forge/Inlet/Long Lake/North Creek (Central Adirondack) Events
Fall Community Days: Oct 1-12 (Columbus Day) 
Adirondack Museum FREE Admission for year-round Adirondack Park residents. 

Friday -October 9, 2015
Dawn to Dusk: Adirondack Interpretive trails, Newcomb are open FREE
9:30 am - 4:30 pm  LAST WEEKENDMcCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open is open until Columbus Day
10 am - 5 pm  LAST WEEKENDAdirondack Museum is open7 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 theAdirondack League Club"
10 am Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
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
4-6 pm Meet artist Matt Burnett at Burns Rd wall "Portraits in the Wilderness"
7:30 pm Adirondack Shakespeare Company presents "Hamlet" at VIEW Old Forge $18/members $23/general

Gore Mountain Harvest Fest
Saturday –October 10, 2015
Dawn to Dusk:Adirondack Interpretive trails, Newcomb are open FREE
ALL DAY: North Creek Harvest Fest
9 am - 5 pm North Creek Ski/Snowboard Sale, North Creek Ski Bowl
9:30 am - 4:30 pm  LAST WEEKEND McCauley Mountain Ski AreaScenic Chairlift is open until Columbus Day
9:30 am - 5 pm  LAST WEEKEND Garnet Mine Tours,North Creek is open through October 11. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
10 am - 5 pm  LAST WEEKENDAdirondack Museum is open 7 days a week through Oct 12. 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."
Long Lake Fall Fire Festival
10 am - 4 pm Harvest Craft Fair, Long Lake Town Hall
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 - 4 pm Gore Mountain Harvest Fest: nature hike, music, kids activities, vendors,
10 am - 3 pm Goodsell Museum presents "Early History of theAdirondack League Club"
noon - 3 pm LAST WEEKEND North Creek Depot Museum open weekends until Columbus Day
noon - 4 pm Fall Fire Festival: Long Lake School Lawn: carnival games, food, fun and fire
1- 4 pm Indian Lake Museum open through Oct 15 (Sat and Sun only)
1:30 pm  LAST WEEKEND Great Camp Sagamore tour through Oct 12 (Columbus Day)
7 pm Raquette Lake School presents Dick Staber and Judith Chasnoff Vocal Duets with Mandolin and Guitar


Sunday -October 11, 2015
Dawn to Dusk:Adirondack Interpretive trails, Newcomb are open FREE
ALL DAY: North Creek Harvest Fest
9 am - 5 pm North Creek Ski/Snowboard Sale, North Creek Ski Bowl
9:30 am - 4:30 pm  LAST WEEKEND McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open until Columbus Day
11 am - 5 pm  LAST WEEKEND Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open until October 11 on weekends only. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
10 am - 5 pm  LAST WEEKENDAdirondack 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 the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.
10 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain Harvest Fest: nature hike, music, kids activities, vendors,
10 am - 4 pm Oak Mountain Ski Resort, Speculator, NY Scenic Lift Rides
noon - 3 pm  LAST WEEKEND North Creek Depot Museum open weekends until Columbus Day
1- 4 pm Indian Lake Museum open through Oct 15 (Sat and Sun only)
1:30 pm  LAST WEEKEND Great Camp Sagamore tour through Oct 12 (Columbus Day)


Westport/Essex/Ticonderoga (Lake Champlain Events)
58 easy hikes, 33 swimming holes,
trivia, maps and four-season fun
for Westport, Ticonderoga
Plattsburgh and the Champlain Valley

Friday -October 9, 2015
Dawn to DuskChamplain Area Trails

6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard, Peru: apples, pumpkin picking, fresh bakery, tractor rides, corn maze
7 am - 7 pm Bankers Orchard, Plattsburgh: petting zoo, apple picking, bakery, store: Call for apple picking hours: 518-561-5234

8 am - 6 pm Gunnison Orchards, Crown Point (apples)

9 am - 4 pm North Star Underground Railroad Museum at Ausable Chasm Open 7 days/week
9 am - 1 pm Elizabethtown Farmers' Market (last day Oct 10)
9 am - 2 pm Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market
9:30 am - 5 pm Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $19.50/adults, $17/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5) through Oct 18
9:30 am 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 Applejacks Orchard, Peru (everyday) Pick apples: Macintosh, Sansa, Zest, Ginger-gold and Paula-red)
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 - 4 pm Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday through Sept and Fri-Sun through Mid-Oct)
10 am – 4 pm Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday year-round
10 am - 3 pm Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
5 pm OPENING: Mountain Lake Mandala Corner of Bridge St and Durkee St FREE Part of the Tibetan Festival Plattsburgh State Art Museum (through Oct 27)

Babe Rural Museum, Chazy Harvest Fest
Saturday -October 10, 2015
• Check out the newly renovated Strand Theatre, Plattsburgh for workshops and events
Dawn to Dusk: Champlain Area Trails
Dawn to Dusk: Saranac River Trail, Plattsburgh
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard, Peru: apples, pumpkin picking, fresh bakery
7 am - 7 pm Bankers Orchard, Plattsburgh: petting zoo, apple picking, bakery, store: Call for apple picking hours: 518-561-5234
8 am - 6 pm Gunnison Orchards, Crown Point
8:30 am Long Pond Sprint and Hike Adventure Race, Pok-O-Mac Camp, Willsboro 
9 am Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9 am - 2 pm Plattsburgh Farmers' Market, Durkee Street
9 am 5th annual Octoberfest Half Marathon (5K-10K-40k bike) through Peru Apple Country
9 am- 4 pm Visit Ausable Chasm518-834-7454: Fall times and rates through November 30
9:30 am - 5 pm  Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $19.50/adults, $17/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5) through Oct 18
9 am - 4 pm North Star Underground Railroad Museumat Ausable Chasm Open 7 days/week

10 am - 2 pm Essex Farm, Essex presents Saturday Tour: potluck lunch (bring a dish to share and place settings) informal tour, walk or work session: $25/adults, $5/children
Wind, Cider and Beer Festival at the Crete Civic Center, Plattsburgh
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 - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard, Peru (everyday) Pick apples: Macintosh, Sansa, Zest, Ginger-gold and Paula-red)
10 am - 2 pm Champlain Valley Transportation Museum/Imaginarium Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 3 pm 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 am - 4 pm HARVEST WEEKEND Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday through Sept and Fri-Sun through Mid-Oct)
Hamlet at The Whallonsburg Grange: Stop in at 5:30 for Tacos
10 am – 4 pm Hancock Housein Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday,year-round
10:30 am Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 St
noon - 4 pm (daily except national holiday) Thangka Painting and Wood carving demonstrations at the Plattsburgh State Art Museum (free) Part of the Tibetan Festival 
1 pm FREE lecture with author Party Podskoch about the Adirondack 102 Club at The Alice Miner Museum, Chazy
2 - 7 pm Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Beer Festival, Crete Civic Center, Plattsburgh: $35/general, $10/designated driver, FREE children 15 and under, $3/children 16-20. Ticketed children receive 1 soft drink ticket
7 pm The Adirondack Shakespeare Company presents "Hamlet" at The Grange, Whallonsburg, NY: $12/general, $6/18 and under

Sunday -October 11, 2015
Keeseville Autumn Fest Car Show
Dawn to DuskChamplain Area TrailsCATS
6 am - 5 pm Rulf's Orchard, Peru: apples, pumpkin picking, fresh bakery
7 am - 7 pm Bankers Orchard, Plattsburgh: petting zoo, apple picking, bakery, store: Call for apple picking hours: 518-561-5234
8 am - 6 pm  Gunnison Orchards, Crown Point (apples, working bee hive)
9 am - 4 pm North Star Underground Railroad Museumat Ausable Chasm Open 7 days/week
9:30 am - 5 pm 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 through Oct 18
9:30 am - 5 pm Drive up Mount Defiance (or walk) Tickets purchased at Fort Ticonderoga through Oct 18

10 am - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard, Peru (everyday) Pick apples: Macintosh, Sansa, Zest, Ginger-gold and Paula-red), petting zoo, hay maze, gift shop
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
10 am - 4 pm HARVEST WEEKEND Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday through Sept and Fri-Sun through Mid-Oct)
11 am - 3 pm Applefolkfest at the Penfield Museum, Crown Point
11 am - 4 pm Country Dream Farms, Plattsburgh Corn Maze, pumpkin picking, horse/wagon ride, playground, petting zoo, 
1 pm Keeseville Autumn Fest Car Show, Old Mac's Market, Keeseville FREE


Lake George/ Southern Adirondack Events

Lake George Oktoberfest Oct 9-11
Friday October 9, 2015
Take the Saratoga/North Creek Railway (57 mile ride) with stops along the way (through Oct 12)
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8 am - 4 pm Up Yonda Farm,Bolton Landing (Mon-Sat)
8:30 am - 9 pm West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9 am - 1 pm 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 - 11 pm The Fun Spot, Queensbury: laser tag, Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Roller Skating, Indoor Playground
10 am - 5 pm LAST WEEKEND (closed mid Oct - mid Dec)Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville (bouldering wall, disc golf, gem mining, dino dig, trails, playground, picnic)summer hours through Oct 12
9:30 am- 5 pm GO to theWorld Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
11 am - 4 pm Lake George Historical Museum,290 Canada Street
3-6 pm Warrensburg Farmers' Market GARLIC FEST
3:30 pm Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
5-10 pm Lake George Oktoberfest, Shepard's Park
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)

Fully supported bike race around Lake George
Saturday –October 10, 2015
*Take the Saratoga/North Creek Railway (57 mile ride) with stops along the way (through Oct 12)
*Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
ª ALL DAY: Peak Season Century: 100 mile bike around Lake George $100 for fully supported bike race, mechanics, tee shirt, lunch
8 am - 4 pm Up Yonda Farm, Bolton Landing (Mon-Sat)
8:30 am - 8 pm West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9 am - 5 pm  Bolton Land Townwide Garage Sale 
9:30 am - 5:30 pmFort William Henry Museum, Lake George is open through Oct 31
9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga
9:30 am- 5 pm GO to theWorld Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10 am - 5 pm LAST WEEKEND (closed mid Oct - mid Dec) Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville (bouldering wall, disc golf, gem mining, dino dig, trails, playground, picnic)summer hours through Oct 12
10 am - 4 pm LAST WEEKENDGore Mountain Gondola Rides through Oct 11 (Sat and Sun only)
10 am - 4 pm LAST WEEKENDDisc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes, Adventure Village (inflatable, climbing wall, bungee trampoline), miniature golf through Oct 11 (Sat and Sun only)
noon - 6 pm The Great Escape(Six Flags): Sat and Sun only. Open through November 1
10 am - 11 pm The Fun Spot, Queensbury: laser tag, Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Roller Skating, Indoor Playground
11 am - 4 pm Lake George Historical Museum, 290 Canada Street
noon FREE tours at Nettle Meadow Far, 484 South Johnsburg Rd, Thurman
noon - 10 pm Lake George Oktoberfest, Shepard's Park
noon - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga
1-3 pm Bolton Landing Chili Tasting Contest
Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls
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)
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
7 pm Charles Wood Theatre presents "The Best of Doo Woop" $20
8:30 pm Fireworks over Lake George (part of Oktoberfest)

Sunday -October 11, 2015
• Take the Saratoga/North Creek Railway (57 mile ride) with stops along the way (through Oct 12)
• Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School (Fireside Chats start July 11 at 7)
9 am - 5 pm  Bolton Land Townwide Garage Sale 
:30 am - 5:30 pm Fort William Henry Museum, Lake George is open through Oct 31
10 am - 5 pm LAST WEEKEND (closed mid Oct - mid Dec)Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville (bouldering wall, disc golf, gem mining, dino dig, trails, playground, picnic)summer hours through Oct 12
10 am - 4 pm LAST WEEKEND Gore Mountain Gondola Rides open through Oct 11 (Sat and Sun only)
10 am - 4 pm LAST WEEKENDDisc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes, Adventure Village (inflatable, climbing wall, bungee trampoline), miniature golf through Oct 11 (Sat and Sun only)
noon - 6 pm The Great Escape(Six Flags): Sat and Sun only. Open through November 1
10 am - 11 pm The Fun Spot, Queensbury: laser tag, Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Roller Skating, Indoor Playground
noon - 5:00 pm GO to theWorld Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
noon - 5 pm Lake George Oktoberfest
1 pm - 3 pm Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls


photos and content © Diane Chase,used with permission of theAdirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook SeriesAdirondack 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 ofAdirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities)availableonlineor bookstores/museums now.

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