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2018 Best Of The Adirondacks

The voters have spoken, and the results are in! Below are the Adirondacks' best things to do, places to eat and drink, places to stay, and places to shop for 2018, according to your votes.

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Things To Do

Best Downhill Skiing

1st: McCauley Mountain Ski Area
2nd: Gore Mountain
3rd: Whiteface Mountain
4th: Oak Mountain Ski Center
5th: West Mountain Ski Area

Best Nordic Skiing

1st: McCauley Mountain Ski Area
2nd: Garnet Hill Lodge & Nordic Ski Center
3rd: Whiteface Mountain
4th: Paul Smith's College VIC
5th: Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center

Best Skiing, Snowboarding & Snowshoeing

1st: McCauley Mountain Ski Area
2nd: Gore Mountain
3rd: Whiteface Mountain
4th: Oak Mountain Ski Center
5th: Garnet Hill Lodge & Nordic Ski Center

Best High Peak Hike

1st: Mount Marcy
2nd: Cascade Mountain
3rd: Whiteface Mountain
4th: Algonquin Peak
5th: Giant Mountain

Best Fire Tower Hike

1st: Bald Mountain
2nd: Blue Mountain
3rd: Hadley Mountain
4th: Hurricane Mountain
5th: Goodnow Mountain

Best Biking

1st: Whiteface Mountain Bike Park
2nd: Camp Santanoni
3rd: Barkeater Trails Alliance
4th: Garnet Hill Lodge & Nordic Ski Center
5th: Lake Champlain

Best Golf Course

1st: Thendara Golf Club
2nd: Inlet Golf Course
3rd: Schroon Lake Golf Course
4th: Cronin's Golf Resort
5th: High Peaks Golf

Best Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP & Whitewater Rafting

1st: Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company
2nd: Adirondack River Outfitters
3rd: Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails
4th: Sacandaga Outdoor Center
5th: Wild Waters Outdoor Center

Best Tours & Guides

1st: Adirondack Scenic Railroad
2nd: Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company
3rd: Raquette Lake Navigation Co.
4th: Natural Stone Bridge & Caves
5th (tie): Whitewater Challengers & Adirondack River Outfitters

Best Rainy Day Activities

1st: The Strand Theater
2nd: Adirondack Experience
3rd: Adirondack History Museum
4th: Adirondack Winery
5th (tie): Goodsell Museum & True North Yoga

Best Museums & The Arts

1st: Kurt Gardner Photography Gallery
2nd: The Wild Center
3rd: View
4th: Adirondack Experience
5th: Lake George Youtheatre

Food & Drink

Best Restaurants in the Southern Region

1st: New Way Lunch
2nd: The Boathouse Restaurant
3rd: The Grist Mill
4th: barVino
5th: Basil and Wicks

Best Restaurants in the Northern Region

1st: Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
2nd: Smoke Signals
3rd: Black Bear Restaurant and Bar
4th: Tail O' The Pup BBQ
5th (tie): Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood Co., Blue Moon Cafe, and The Cottages at Mirror Lake Inn and Spa

Best Restaurants in the Eastern Region

1st: Cafe Adirondack
2nd: Noon Mark Diner
3rd: Drake's Restaurant
4th: Sticks & Stones Wood Fired Bistro and Bar
5th: Garnet Hill's Log House Restaurant

Best Restaurants in the Western Region

1st: Five Corners Cafe
2nd: Billy's Italian Restaurant
3rd: Big Moose Inn Restaurant
4th: Adirondack Hotel on Long Lake
5th: Toboggan Inn

Best Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

1st: Fulton Chain Craft Brewery
2nd: Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
3rd: Raquette River Brewing
4th: Adirondack Winery
5th: Paradox Brewery

Best Bar

1st: Tow Bar
2nd: Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
3rd: Wakely's Speakeasy at Van Auken's Inne
4th: Indian Lake Restaurant and Tavern
5th (tie): Sticks & Stones Wood Fired Bistro & barVino

Lodging

Best Cabins & Cottages

1st: Old Forge Camping Resort
2nd: Motel Long Lake
3rd: Covewood Lodge
4th: The Whiteface Lodge
5th (tie): The Kenmore Cottages and White Pine Camp

Best Hotels, Motels & Resorts

1st: Water's Edge Inn
2nd: Great Pines Resort
3rd: Big Moose Inn & Restaurant
4th: Crowne Plaza Lake Placid
5th: Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Best Bed & Breakfasts and Inns

1st: The Woods Inn
2nd: Snow Goose Bed & Breakfast
3rd: Rocky Acres Inn B&B
4th: Fern Lodge
5th: Van Auken's Inne

Best Camping

1st: Old Forge Camping Resort
2nd: Fish Creek Pond
3rd: Limekiln Lake State Campground
4th: Rollins Pond Campground
5th (tie): Golden Beach State Campground, Cranberry Lake Campground & Eighth Lake Campground

Shopping

Best Sporting Goods Stores

1st: Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company
2nd: The Mountaineer
3rd: Eastern Mountain Sports
4th: Beaver Brook Outfitters
5th: Crossroads Outdoors Country Store and Sport Shop

Best Gifts & Souvenirs

1st: Kurt Gardner Photography Gallery
2nd: Old Forge Hardware Store
3rd: Black Bass Antiques
4th: Adirondack General Store
5th: The Towne Store