LAKE PLACID AREA
Visit the 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum, and Olympic Sports Complex. Enjoy a drive up the Whiteface Memorial Highway to the amazing castle and summit observation deck atop Whiteface Mountain, or take the Cloudsplitter Gondola, North America’s fastest gondola ride to the same. Spectacular High Falls Gorge with its cascading waterfalls and 700-feet granite cliffs is just few miles further along route 86. For family fun, visit Santa’s Workshop at North Pole, a fairyland of activities, shows and rides.
LAKE GEORGE AREA
Fort Ticonderoga is one of the most significant and oldest historic sites in North America. It is located on 2,000 acres overlooking Lake Champlain and Vermont’s Green Mountains. Fort Ticonderoga hosts hands-on living history programs as well as popular seasonal Heroic Corn Maze. Further down the lake is another Fort – William Henry and Hall of Heroes Military History Museum.
LAKE CHAMPLAIN AREA
Take in the awesome sight of Ausable Chasm in Keeseville, the natural wonder of the Adirondacks. Board a raft and float down the crystal waters of the Ausable River through a maze of breathtaking rock formations sculpted over the years by the river’s currents. Visit Lake Champlain Maritime Museum or Crown Point State Historic Site – the 18th century battleground for a North American Empire – there is an unusual lighthouse nearby. See 1812 authentic working farmstead in Willsboro. Visit Country Dreams Farm in Plattsburgh for a wagon or sleigh ride and hands-on experience of what life was like in the region in 1830s.
TUPPER LAKE AREA
Tupper Lake’s unique Wild Center is fast becoming a top draw in New York and is definitely the place to go while in Adirondacks.
INDIAN LAKE AREA
Be sure to see the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake having the finest collection of Adirondack artifacts in the region.
HIGH PEAKS AREA
Visit Historic Camp Santanoni on Newcomb Lake dating back to 1892. Covered wagon rides are being offered. Newcomb Overlook offers spectacular panoramic view of the High Peaks.
SARANAC LAKE AREA
Great Camp Sagamore – the family nest of the Vanderbildts reflects on the heydays of the Gilded Age. Visitor Interpretive Center in Paul Smiths. offers lots of fun and nature exploration in a pristine Adirondack setting.
NORTH CREEK AREA
Kids will love Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, and Railroads on Parade – both located in Pottersville. Take a tour to one of the local garnet mines. North Creek Depot (now a museum) sent Teddy Roosevelt on his way to presidency following President McKinley’s assassination. Board Saratoga – North Creek Railway for a scenic ride on this historic railroad, that carried the Gilded Age moguls to their summer retreats in the Adirondacks.