Things to Do in Adirondacks

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Embark on a Gilded Age expedition here for exhibitions of the region’s history: logging, boating, and handmade furniture. Pick up lunch at the... Read More

Climb trails through the northern peaks of the park or backcountry canoe in the St. Regis wilderness area. Read More

Have walking guide Ernie La Prairie take you out in his wooden rowboat for an island picnic. Last stop: the outfitter’s store, which stocks... Read More

Rainer Schnaars named his bakery after his favorite band, the Blue Brothers, and is where the gregarious, bearded 49-year-old creates pastries like a... Read More

Take the Charlotte-Essex Ferry to historic Essex, NY, a former shipping hub now home to stone houses and antiques shops. Drive along the scenic... Read More

The Vanderbilts’ fairy-tale lodge. Read More

Spend the the afternoon exploring this 1892 estate on Newcomb Lake that’s accessible by foot, bike, or horse-drawn wagon. You’ll see one of... Read More

Here bridges crisscross a clear, cold stream of water that flows through jagged rocks. Read More

Olympic Pedigree: Figure skater-turned-movie star Sonja Henie took one gold medal at the Olympic Center’s rink in 1932. Nearly five decades later,... Read More

Guests gather at sunset to sip an Ubu Ale or a Lake Placid IPA. The brewery has won a slew of awards, including best in New York State at the TAP beer... Read More

The shop has everything you need to explore the lake, from paddleboats and kayaks to hydro bikes. Read More

A great choice for beginners, thanks to its free, guided nature tours up a two-mile path with summit views of the Adirondack High Peaks region. Read More

Choose from dozens of active pursuits. Two standouts: Strapping into a bobsled (equipped with blades in the winter, and wheels in the summer), or riding... Read More

Try a bobsled run. It’s the only bobsled, luge, and skeleton track east of the Rockies. There’s also a network of cross-country ski trails. Read More

The ferry has operated continuously since 1756. Read More

Timberlock resort is a haven for trail rides, canoeing on Indian Lake, and even workshop sessions where kids can help make a birdhouse or decorate... Read More

The ski jump from the 1980 winter Olympics is still up and running. Take in the area's most panoramic views from the top of the ski lifts, then slice... Read More

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