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The Adirondacks


A vast wonderland of sky-high mountains, lush forests and pristine waterways, the Adirondacks have attracted vacationers for over 100 years.

 

Discover wild adventures and civilized pleasures in a wonderland of sky-high mountains and lush forests. With 46 high peaks, over 3,000 lakes and ponds, and thousands of miles of trails and canoe routes, this region is a haven for hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting and swimming in cool mountain lakes—as well as browsing art galleries and craft studios in friendly villages like Jay and Saranac Lake.

Whether you stay at a dude ranch, a cozy B&B, or a posh resort, you’ll enjoy famous Adirondack hospitality. Unique accommodations range from rustic Great Camp Sagamore to Lake Placid Lodge, named one of the world’s best hotels by Travel + Leisure for its stylish lodge, 19 luxe log cabins along the shore, and activities like sunset champagne cruises aboard the resort’s own barge.

Family-friendly attractions include world-class nature museums like Tupper Lake’s W!ld Center. Visit the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid to ride the summer bobsled or take a chairlift to the ski jump tower. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world after a hike up Whiteface Mountain!

Lake George is known for crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches. Take a steamboat cruise, drive to the top of Prospect Mountain for a spectacular view, or shop in the many antique shops and outlet centers. Kids, and the young at heart, love the Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom.

Scenic byways include the Roosevelt-Marcy Trail that winds from Long Lake to North Creek, combining marvelous landscapes with remarkable history. The Lakes to Locks Passage highlights Lake Champlain—a recreational treasure and the site of historic battles. Follow the route to explore Fort Ticonderoga, lighthouses, swimming beaches and great places for boating, camping and watching for a legendary lake monster called Champ.



THE ADIRONDACKS MUST-SEES

Outdoors
• Adirondack Mountains | Regionwide
• Gore Mountain | North Creek
• High Falls Gorge | Wilmington
• High Peaks | Lake Placid
• Lake Champlain beaches | Cumberland Bay, Point Au Roche & Ausable Point State Parks
 Lake George cruises | Lake George
• Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial
• Whiteface Mountain Gondola | Wilmington
• Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway | Wilmington

Art+Culture
• Adirondack Museum | Blue Mountain Lake
• Hyde Collection | Glens Falls

History
• Crown Point State Historic Site | Crown Point
• Fort Ticonderoga | Ticonderoga
• Great Camp Sagamore | Raquette Lake
• Lake Placid Olympic Facilities & Museum | Lake Placid
• John Brown Farm | Lake Placid

Families
• Adirondack Scenic Railroad | Saranac Lake- Lake Placid & Old Forge-Utica
• Ausable Chasm | Ausable Chasm
• Santa’s Workshop | North Pole
• Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom | Lake George
• The W!ld Center | Tupper Lake
Enchanted Forest/ Water Safari | Old Forge
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves | Pottersville

Green Heart NY
Adirondack Park | Regionwide  

Shopping
Lake George factory outlets  | Lake George
• Towns of Bolton Landing, Lake Placid & Saranac Lake  

 

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