Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Adirondack Family Time Schedule of Events and Activities June 2-4, 2017

Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series: Adirondack Family Time™ High Peaks/Tri-Lakes: Your Four-Season Guide to over 300 activities, $17.95 available online and bookstores. With over 33 easy hikes to walk, cross-country (XC) ski or snowshoe in winter, 21 historic sites, 19 swimming holes, farmers markets, playgrounds, seasonal activities, maps, pictures and GPS coordinates for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Keene, Keene Valley, Jay, Upper Jay and Wilmington. 



The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for June 2-4, 2017.   June 3rd is National Trails Day  so go out there and visit your favorite trail!  Highlights:  Enjoy! Enchanted Fairy and Troll Festival, Saranac Lake Bike Rodeo, Howl Story Slam, Great Adirondack Birding Festival, Plattsburgh Dozer Fest, Old Forge First Friday Art Walk, Central ADK Bikes and Brews, Moriah CATS Hiking Challenge, First Weekends Plattsburgh,  Elvis Festival,  Lake George Land Conservancy Photo contest, Wilton Wildlife Festival, Warrensburgh Rhubarb Festival  

Have a great weekend from the Adirondack Park! There are a variety of activities and events happening around the Adirondack region this weekend that are great family fun!  

Calendar of Events June 2-4, 2017
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, Northville, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Croghan, Indian Lake and Inlet New York (NY)
Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, North Creek, Indian Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, 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 and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)


Adirondack Family Time guidebook with
over 300 four-season activities for Lake Placid
Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and the
High Peaks 
High Peaks (Wilmington, Jay/Upper Jay, Keene/Keene Valley)/Tri-Lakes Region (Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake),  and Beyond 
Friday - 6/2/2017 For Art Events around the Saranac Lake 

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration, Paul Smith's VIC (fee ranges per seminar and hike) Call 518-327-6241
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway  (Friday-Monday)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator) is open. (Wednesday-Sunday)
 am - 5 pm Paul Smith's VIC Building Open (free mini-museum) (Wednesday - Sunday.) Call 327-6241. 
9 am – 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open daily for the spring season. Summer hrs start July 1.
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge: Wildlife encounters with the Adirondack Rehabilitation Center: wolves, owls and other birds of prey. FREE  (Thursday - Monday)
10 am - 10 pm Pirates Cove Mini Golf
10 am - 4 pm Historical Saranac Lake Laboratory Museum (Tuesday-Friday. After Memorial Day also Sat. 10 am - 4pm ) $5
10 am – 5 pm The Wild Center is open every day to Columbus Day weekend
10:15 am Lake Placid Public Library FREE Story Time
10 am - 10 pm Boots and Birdies, Lake Placid: mini-golf, bungee jumping, ropes course, gem mining
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum 
3-6 pm Bowlwinkles Bouncehouse, Lake Placid. Bowlwinkles has a bounce house open to kids ages 3 to 13 in Lake Placid, New York. You get 15 minutes of bounce for $5 or unlimited bounce time plus $3 in arcade tokens for only $10.


Saturday - 6/3/2017  National Trails Day 
6 am - 8 pm The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration, Paul Smith's VIC (fee ranges per seminar and hike) Call 518-327-6241
8 am Whiteface Wilmington 100K Road Race: Wilmington will serve as one of six qualifier series race host venues for the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway  (Friday-Monday)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator) is open. (Wednesday-Sunday)
9 am – 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open daily for the spring season. Summer hrs start July 1.
9 am - 2 pm Saranac Lake Farmers Market , Riverside Park (opening weekend)
9 am - 5 pm Paul Smith's VIC Building Open (free mini-museum) (Wednesday - Sunday.) Call 327-6241. 
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge: Wildlife encounters with the Adirondack Rehabilitation Center: wolves, owls and other birds of prey. FREE  (Thursday - Monday)
Krebby's Kids Fantasy Home Competition: Part of the
Enchanted Fairy and Troll Festival
10 am - 6 pm Enchanted Fairy and Troll Festival, Burke, NY: Enjoy Fantasy homes along the river and forest trails of Burke, Take a stroll and judge over 15 miniature fairy houses as well as a Caber Toss, Belly Dancers, Live Music, A Fairy Dance, Troll Show, Foods $3/adults, $1/children 
10 am - 10 pm Boots and Birdies, Lake Placid: mini-golf, bungee jumping, ropes course, gem mining
10 am – 5 pm The Wild Center is open every day to Columbus Day weekend
10 am - noon Saranac Lake Kiwanis Bike Rodeo, Saranac Lake Civic Center: free helmets, bike mechanics, refreshments, bike safety course, 
10 am - 5 pm Bowlwinkles Bouncehouse, Lake Placid. Bowlwinkles has a bounce house open to kids ages 3 to 13 in Lake Placid, New York. You get 15 minutes of bounce for $5 or unlimited bounce time plus $3 in arcade tokens for only $10.
10 am - 10 pm Pirates Cove Mini Golf
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum 
11 am Tupper Lake 8 -miler canoe/kayak race: Starts at Simond's Pond Boat Lauch. BBQ to follow.($30 entry fee. Free to spectate)
11 am - 4 pm The Paul Smith's VIC presents Great Adirondack Birding Celebration: vendors, crafts, children's activities, art exhibition, bird carving, trail walks (free) 
11 am - 3 pm Adirondack Carousel is open, $2/ride, multiple ticket discounts available 
1-3 pm Tea with Fairy Queen: Part of Enchanted Fairy and Troll Festival, Burke, NY
7 pm Great Adirondack Birding Celebration presents Keynote Presentation with Phillip Hoose ($10)
7 pm Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake presents The Howl Story Slam: All storytellers come and tell your best true story in 8 minutes. Judges select a winner. $5/at door. Theme: "Skeletons in My Closet"


Sunday - 6/4/2017 
6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration, Paul Smith's VIC (fee ranges per seminar and hike) Call 518-327-6241
8:00 a.m. Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race. Spectator passes to the top of Whiteface are available. Come to view the races along the course.
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway  (Friday-Monday)
9 am - 5 pm Paul Smith's VIC Building Open (free mini-museum) (Wednesday - Sunday.) Call 327-6241. 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator) is open. (Wednesday-Sunday)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open daily for the spring seasonSummer hrs start July 1.
10 am – 5 pm The Wild Center is open every day to Columbus Day weekend
10:00 a.m. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, bowling and more 
10 am - 9 pm Pirates Cove Mini Golf
10 am - 8 pm Boots and Birdies, Lake Placid: mini-golf, bungee jumping, ropes course, gem mining
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum 
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Wildlife Refuge: Wildlife encounters with the Adirondack Rehabilitation Center: wolves, owls and other birds of prey. FREE (Thursday - Monday)
11 am - 3 pm Adirondack Carousel is open, $2/ride multiple tickets available for discount
11 am - 2 pm The Snowy Grocery, Sugarhouse Creamery, Upper Jay Farmers Market (Visit the cows while you are there!) 
noon - 5 pm Bowlwinkles Bouncehouse, Lake Placid. Bowlwinkles has a bounce house open to kids ages 3 to 13 in Lake Placid, New York. You get 15 minutes of bounce for $5 or unlimited bounce time plus $3 in arcade tokens for only $10.
1 pm Lake Placid School for Ballet Recital at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
5 pm Pendragon Theatre presents a FREE play reading of A Comedy of Manners

Central Adirondack Family Time
Thendara Golf Club is open for the season 


Marion Carry Railroad Train at the Adirondack Experience
(Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake)
Friday - 6/2/2017
All Day: Bikes and Brews from Old Forge to Raquette Lake 
10 am -  5pm Adirondack Experience (Adirondack Museum): Year-round residents have free admission 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month) $2-off coupon on website open 7 days a week through Oct 14. 
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek will open June 25 - Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gallery open at the Art Center in Blue Mountain Lake 
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 presents "Into The Forest"
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. First Friday Art Walk in Old Forge
7 pm  Indian Lake Theatre presents: A Quiet Passion: Emily Dickinson 

Saturday – 6/3/2017 National Trails Day
All Day: Bikes and Brews from Old Forge to Raquette Lake 
9:00 a.m. National Trails Day with Mitch Lee at Arrowhead Park, Inlet
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek will open June 25 - Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
10 am -  5pm Adirondack Experience (Adirondack Museum): Year-round residents have free admission 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month) $2-off coupon on website open 7 days a week through Oct 14. 
10 am - 4 pm Gallery open at the Art Center in Blue Mountain Lake 
10 am - 4 pm the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.  
11 am - 12:30 pm Adirondack Interpretive Center's Woods Wanderings 
noon - 4 pm North Creek Depot Museum is open for the season. (weekends only until July 1)
3 -5 pm  The VIEW, Old Forge presents Tapestry
7 pm  Indian Lake Theatre presents: A Quiet Passion: Emily Dickinson 

Sunday - 6/4/2017
10 am -  5pm Adirondack Experience (Adirondack Museum): Year-round residents have free admission 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month) $2-off coupon on website open 7 days a week through Oct 14. 
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.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek will open June 25 - Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
noon - 4:00 p.m. North Creek Depot Museum is open for the season. (weekends only until July 1)
2 pm Indian Lake Theatre presents: A Quiet Passion: Emily Dickinson 


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 6/2/2017
All Day: 31st Lake Champlain Fishing Classic
 First Weekends in Plattsburgh  
9 am - 1 pm Elizabethtown Farmers' Market at the Adirondack History Museum
9 am - 4 pm AuSable Chasm: Rafting, trails, adventure trail, walking/hike trails 
: 9 am - 2 pm Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market
9 am - 10 pm Champy's Fun Zone: Small Indoor Water Park, mini golf, arcade and bowling inside the Comfort Inn, Plattsburgh
9:30 am - 5 pm Drive up or Hike up Mt Defiance, Ticonderoga
9:30 - 5 pm Fort Ticonderoga open daily for tours, walks and historical reenactments.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
10 am - 2 pm Champlain Transportation Museum and Kids Station. 
10 am Miner Museum Guided Tours, Chazy, NY
11 am - 4 pm Visit the Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm
noon Miner Museum Guided Tours, Chazy, NY
2 pm Miner Museum Guided Tours, Chazy, NY
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard

Saturday - 6/3/2017 National Trails Day
All Day: 31st Lake Champlain Fishing Classic
 First Weekends in Plattsburgh 
7:30 am Ticonderoga Elks Club presents FREE fishing derby: Age categories are 7-8-9, 10-11-12 and 13-14. No charge to enter. Prizes will be awarded. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soda.
9 am Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9 am Antique Everything and Horse Show, Essex Show Grounds, Westport: $3
9 am - 4 pm Plattsburgh 11th Annual Dozerfest at the Airborne Park Speedway
9 am - 4 pm AuSable Chasm: Rafting, trails, adventure trail, walking/hike trails 
9 am - 10 pm Champy's Fun Zone: Small Indoor Water Park, mini golf, arcade and bowling inside the Comfort Inn, Plattsburgh
9:30 am - 5 pm Drive up or Hike up Mt Defiance, Ticonderoga
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 - 5 pm Fort Ticonderoga open daily for tours, walks and historical reenactments.
10 am National Trails Day Champlain Area Trails Moriah Challenge: Hike 4 trails and get a commemorative badge. 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
10 am - 2 pm Champlain Transportation Museum and Kids Station. 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Sat - Sunday May, June, Oct,: Thurs-Sunday July-August)
10 am  Miner Museum Guided Tours, Chazy, NY
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
11 am - 4 pm Visit the Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm
noon Miner Museum Guided Tours, Chazy, NY
1 pm Sail Aboard the Carillon, Ticonderoga
2 pm National Trails Day Hike at Pointe Au Roche 
2 pm Miner Museum Guided Tours, Chazy, NY
3:30 pm Sail Aboard the Carillon, Ticonderoga
6- 8 pm Adirondack History Museum, Elizabethtown Opening Reception for new exhibit: "Historic and Contemporary Photographs of the High Peaks (Open through Oct 9)
6:30 Swing Dance Lessons and Live Music Swing Dance at the Whallonsburg Grange, 
7 pm The Strand Theatre, Plattsburgh presents Labyrinth (children under 5 not permitted) 
7 pm Great Adirondack Ghost Tour: Dr Beamont's Tour of Terror
9 pm Great Adirondack Ghost Tour: Specters and Soldiers
Adirondack Family Time Champlain Valley:
Over 300 four-season activities including easy hikes
and swimming holes,

Sunday - 6/4/2017  
All Day: 31st Lake Champlain Fishing Classic
 First Weekends in Plattsburgh 
9 am - 10 pm Champy's Fun Zone: Small Indoor Water Park, mini golf, arcade and bowling inside the Comfort Inn, Plattsburgh
9 am - 4 pm AuSable Chasm: Rafting, trails, adventure trail, walking/hike trails 
9:30 am - 5 pm Drive up or Hike up Mt Defiance, Ticonderoga
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)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Sat - Sunday May, June, Oct,: Thurs-Sunday July-August)
11 am - 4 pm Visit the Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 6/2/2017
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the ski season
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. - 6:00 p.m. Elvis Fest First Round Competition at the Lake George Forum
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
10:30 am - 7 pm Great Escape, Lake George
11 am - 9 pm Adventure Family Fun Center, Lake George: mini-golf, laser tag, 
3-6 pm Warrensburgh Farmers Market: Riverfront Park 7th Annual Rhubarb Festival 
Hike one of LGLC trails for National Trails Day
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Ballet Theater presents Season of Change: at the Charles Wood Theatre Glens Falls
8:00 p.m. Lake George Elvis Fest Opening Night at the Lake George Forum, Prices vary
Dusk: Friday at the Lake George Shepard Park Concert Series starts June 15

Saturday – 6/3/2017 National Trails Day
Hike one of the Lake George Conservancy trails and post  #LGLCTrailsDay for the chance to win prizes. 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lake George Vintage boat regatta
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9:00 a.m. Lake George Elvis Fest Classic Car Parade
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Gondola Rides 
10 am - 4 pm Martin Lumber's Sustainability Woods Walk, Thurman, NY: guided tours, nature walks, vendors, food 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Queensbury Feeder Canal Annual Canoe/Kayak Race, $20/solo, $25/tandem
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10:30 am - 7 pm Great Escape, Lake George
11 am - 9 pm Adventure Family Fun Center, Lake George: mini-golf, laser tag, 
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Elvis Fest Second Round at the Lake George Forum
noon - 5:00 p.m. North Creek Beer Fest on the Hudson, $40/person (Designated Driver/$10)
4:00 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls
7:00 p.m. Adirondack Ballet Theater presents Seasons of Change at the Charles Wood Theatre Glens Falls
Wildlife Festival at the Wilton Preserve

Sunday - 6/4/2017
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the ski season
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.
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10:30 am - 7 pm Great Escape, Lake George
11 am - 9 pm Adventure Family Fun Center, Lake George: mini-golf, laser tag, 11 am - 3 pm The Annual Wildlife Festival at the Wilton Preserve, Saratoga
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lake George Elvis Fest Finals at the Lake George Forum
2:30 p.m. Adirondack Ballet Theater presents Season of Change: at the Charles Wood Theatre Glens Falls


photos and content © Diane Chase,  used with permission of the Adirondack Family Time™ Guidebook Series 
Adirondack Family Time™: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley, Upper Jay and Jay)
Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga 
Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – Blue Mountain Lake, Indian Lake, Inlet, Old Forge
Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George 
© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook series. Adirondack Family Time™guidebooks have easy, short Adirondack family hikes for ADK kids, parents, retired, seniors, dog-owners, Adirondack swimming holes, Lake Placid Olympic activities, Adirondack trivia, Adirondack horseback rides, Adirondack snowshoe family trails and more. Look for the Adirondack family guidebooks online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the next Adirondack Family Activities™ guide.

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