Tricks or Treats for Halloween in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

A Special K&J Halloween Presentation

There’s a trick and a treat for everyone this Halloween and perhaps with the “Trick” having already passed us by, communities are gearing up for the afternoon onslaught of children trick or treating on main streets throughout the region..   In Wilmington, kids are invited to the 3rd Annual Halloween at the Hall beginning at 4pm at the Whiteface Range Hall. The indoor event includes booths sponsored by people, businesses and organizations for trick-or-treaters to get all kinds of free loot in a fun and safe environment. Tupper Lake’s trick or treating begins for the kids at 2pm on Park Street and continues through 5pm… Lake Placid’s Police Chief Bill Moore says they’re looking forward to a fun day of activities, including a parade down Main Street at lunchtime for the Lake Placid Elementary school children..

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Main Street will close for the parade down main street. But will re-open in less than an hour for the remainder of the day and the trick or treating on Main Street. The Chief says the Halloween party for the kids in the convention center will give parents the opportunity to get out of the weather and the kids can play, listen to music, play games, enjoy the candy and later in the evening the Halloween dance for the older kids has become a tradition for Halloween in Lake Placid. Lake Placid will have extra patrols out making sure all of the trick or treaters are safe.. especially up in the Hillcrest area, they’ll be out and about making sure everyone is has a good night.. Chief Moore says be cautious of the cars and wear a flashlight, and he also recommends that parents wear light colored clothing and a some type of reflective jacket if they can.  Also – Parents should remember to inspect the candy when they get home..

In Downtown Saranac Lake a Halloween Trick or Treat event for children of all ages..

Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce Nason says from the Town Hall to the Post Office in Saranac Lake, the roads will be closed so that children and their parents can safely trick or treat in the downtown. And traffic will be detoured around that section of town.

The downtown Saranac Lake Trick or Treat will continue until about 5pm.


Just remember one important thing about Halloween, Parents get first dibs on the candy..  That’s fair right?  Obviously everyone should be careful about how much candy they eat and that will include me as well..   Here are some additional tips for a safe and enjoyable Halloween experience..

Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult.

Don’t be out so late that Trick or Treating is over – depending on the neighborhood, an hour or so after dark is a reasonable time frame to conclude your candy hoarding activities..

Plan a safe route… It helps to know where you are and set a time to return home, or at least check in to be sure everyone is safe..

And be sure not to cut through back yards and stay in the normal flow of the trick or treating traffic (If that makes sense at all) We live in a safe community but it’s always better to stay in a group and avoid trick or treating alone.

And parents, be sure to Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they get home and you’ve had a chance to examine them for any kind of problem. This way, you get to choose the best candy for yourself..

Remember – don’t go inside the home of someone you don’t know.

Watch out for candles inside pumpkins or nearby a front door while you’re trick or treating

And make sure you have a flashlight, a glow stick and something reflective on your costumes so that you’ll be more visible to cars..


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