Wells is a small town in the heart of the Adirondack Park that includes a hamlet by the same name located along Route 30 and Lake Algonquin, a dammed portion of the Sacandaga River, which flows right through the town and village.
Named after Joshua Wells, an early settler, Wells is the oldest town in Hamilton County and celebrated its bicentennial in 2005.
The town offers ample oportunities for hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling and other outdoor sports. Augur Falls, a relatively easy hike to a scenic waterfall, is a popular destination.
Wells provides access to the Silver Lake Wildnerness area at the end of West River Road, near the Adirondack 'ghost town' of Whitehouse along the West Branch of the Sacandaga River. This is where you can access the Northville-Lake Placid Trail.
Another Adirondack ghost town, Griffin, is also located near Wells. This once prosperous community developed around a tannery that was built in 1880 by Stephen Griffin II.
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Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center
Offering a "Touch of Finland" in the Adirondacks! Lodging in tupas (cottages), pristine lake with sandy beach to swim, fish, kayak & canoe; hiking & mtn biking. In winter, visit our award-winning cross country ski center for the day or overnight!
The Cabins in Hope
Our 3 cabins are comfortably private and pleasantly set apart. Located on 4 acres of gorgeous Sacandaga riverfront we offer 20th century quaintness with 21st century hospitality by combining the privacy of a cabin with the service & value of a B & B.
Groff Creek Falls
See three waterfalls at Groff Creek - the first two are fairly difficult to get to. The first waterfall is 30 feet in height. The other two are farther upstream and require a hike downhill to see them.
Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center
Named "Best in the Mid-Atlantic" & "Best XC Resort for Families"! Groomed ski trails designed by Olympic XC skier Olavi Hirvonen. Warming lodge, food service, lessons, equipment sales and rental, overnight lodging, and more.
West Stony Creek Falls
West Stony Creek Falls in Hamilton County is accessed by a 1.5-mile one-way hike along an old dirt road.
Adirondack Country Store
Since 1988, one of the region's most unique shops! We offer quality items many created by skilled craftsmen from the region. Enjoy our collection of Amish Furniture, log furniture, cabin style bedding, baths, rugs, lighting, linens, gifts, and more.