The Central Region of Adirondack Park lies within boundaries of 3 counties: Essex, Warren and Hamilton, and includes Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, Hoffman Notch and Siamese Ponds Wilderness.
It is home to Adirondack Museum which is amazingly rich with artifacts and exhibits revealing Adirondacks nature, history and culture, so do not miss the opportunity to hear the story of the ‘Dacks firsthand.
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves will be both kids’ and adults’ delight (just be aware of gold rush before you start pocketing your kid’s finds). And once contracted, the gemstone rush never goes away, so head to Garnet Mine Tours at the 1878 historic Barton Mines (the oldest family owned and operated mine of the US boasting largest garnet crystals in the world), and go on with your search.
Start exploring region’s historic railroad from North Creek Depot, which sent Theodore Roosevelt on his way to be sworn in as the 26th President of the United States and let your mini railroad world dream come true with Railroads on Parade.
And for winter fun there is Gore Mountain expansive family ski resort that with its 2,537 feet of vertical drop and plenty of cruisers, steeps and glades may be just a perfect place to put your kid on skis.