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2022 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 2022, according to your votes.


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Things To Do

Best Downhill Skiing

WINNER: McCauley Mountain Ski Area
2nd: Gore Mountain
3rd: Whiteface Mountain
4th: Oak Mountain Ski Center
5th (TIE): Titus Mountain / West Mountain

Best Nordic Skiing

WINNER: Garnet Hill Lodge
2nd: Lapland Lake XC Ski & Vacation Center
3rd: Mt. Van Hoevenberg
4th: McCauley Mountain Ski Area
5th: Adirondack Woodcraft Camps

Best Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP & Whitewater Rafting

WINNER: Adirondack River Outfitters
2nd: Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company
3rd: Beaver Brook Outfitters
4th: Frisky Otter Tours
5th: Sacandaga Outdoor Center

Best Guided Tours & Guide Services

WINNER: The Hungry Trout Fly Shop
2nd: Raquette Lake Navigation Company
3rd: Adirondack River Outfitters
4th: Revolution Rail Co.
5th: Frisky Otter Tours

Best Indoor Attraction

WINNER: Adirondack Experience
2nd: The Wild Center
3rd: Strand Theatre of Old Forge
4th: Adirondack History Museum
5th: Fort Ticonderoga

Food & Drink

Best Restaurant in the Gore Mountain Region

WINNER: The Log House Restaurant at Garnet Hill Lodge
2nd: Cafe Adirondack
3rd: Basil & Wick's
4th: barVino
5th (TIE): Cafe Sarah / The Friends Lake Inn

Best Restaurants in the Adirondack Experience Region

WINNER: The Little Fox
2nd: Duffy's at the Glenmore
3rd: Screamen Eagle
4th: The Woods Inn (The Overlook Restaurant)
5th: Tony Harper's Pizza & Clam Shack

Best Restaurants in the Adirondack Hub Region

WINNER: Pitkin's Restaurant
2nd: The Lake Harris Lodge
3rd: Sticks & Stones Wood Fired Bistro and Bar
4th: The Owl at Twilight
5th: Flanagan's Pub & Grill

Best Restaurants in the Lake Champlain Region

WINNER: Hot Biscuit Diner
2nd: Turtle Island Cafe
3rd: Dogwood Bread Company
4th (TIE): Eddie's Restaurant / The Willsboro Diner / Wind-Chill Factory

Best Restaurants in the Lake Placid Region

WINNER: Big Slide Brewery
2nd: Smoke Signals
3rd (TIE): The Breakfast Club, Etc. / Great Adirondack Brewing Company / Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

Best Restaurants in the Whiteface Region

WINNER: The Hungry Trout Restaurant
2nd: Pourman's Tap House
3rd: Adirondack Mountain Coffee
4th: Ice Jam Inn
5th: R.F. McDougall's Pub

Best Restaurants in the Adirondack Coast Region

WINNER: Ausable Brewing Company
2nd: Twisted Carrot
3rd: 8-way tie

Best Restaurants in the Adirondack Frontier Region

WINNER: Red Fox Restaurant
2nd: Blue Line Brewery Pizza & Pub
3rd (TIE): Bitters & Bones / Casa del Sol / The Thirsty Moose Pub & Grub

Best Restaurants in the Adirondack Seaway Region

WINNER: Raquette River Pub
2nd: Sergi's Italian Restaurant
3rd: 4-way tie

Best Restaurants in the Adirondack Tug Hill Region

WINNER: Brewside Grill & Test Kitchen
2nd: Walt's Diner
3rd: Billy's Restaurant
4th: Slickers
5th: Tony Harper's Pizza & Clam Shack

Best Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

WINNER: Fulton Chain Craft Brewery
2nd: Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
3rd: Paradox Brewery
4th: Raquette River Brewing
5th: Big Slide Brewery

Best Bar

WINNER: The Little Fox
2nd: Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
3rd: Daikers
4th: Screamen Eagle
5th: Tow Bar


Best Cabins & Cottages

WINNER: Steamboat Landing on Blue Mountain Lake
2nd: The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake
3rd: Nelson's Cottages
4th: The Waldheim
5th: Hemlock Hall

Best Hotel, Motel or Resort

WINNER: The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake
2nd: Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
3rd: Great Pines Resort
4th: Hemlock Hall
5th: The Woods Inn

Best Bed & Breakfast / Inn

WINNER: The Woods Inn
2nd: The Big Moose Inn
3rd: Rocky Acres Inn B&B
4th: The Friends Lake Inn
5th: Schroon Lake Bed & Breakfast

Best Campground

WINNER: Old Forge Camping Resort
2nd: Nick's Lake Campground
3rd: Fish Creek Pond Campground
4th: Limekiln Lake State Campground
5th: Eighth Lake Campground


Best Sporting Goods Store

WINNER: Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company
2nd: Pedals & Petals
3rd: The Mountaineer
4th: The Crossroads Country Store
5th: ADK Outdoor Supply Co.

Best Gift or Souvenir Shop

WINNER: Life in the ADK
2nd: Wagging It In The ADK
3rd: Kurt Gardner Photography Gallery
4th: Old Forge Hardware
5th: The Crow's Nest


Previous Winners: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018