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Things To Do & Adirondack Attractions That Are Fun For Kids

Have a great time with the whole family at these Adirondack attractions that are fun for kids! Looking for children's birthday party locations or other things to do for your child? Need a fun place to take the kids on your vacation in the Adirondacks? Find great things to do for kids in the Adirondacks - All right here!

people moving around on wooden platforms on a treetop course
Adirondack Adventure Center: ADK Treetop Adventures
Lake Luzerne, NY
ADK Treetop Adventures at the Adirondack Adventure Center in Lake Luzerne features a state-of-the-art adventure course through a beautiful forest canopy in the Southeastern Adirondacks. Ride the zip lines, cross the wooden platforms, and have fun!
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Circle B Ranch
Chestertown, NY
Circle B Ranch is a family-owned and operated ranch offering trail rides, riding lessons, sleigh rides, Carriage and hay rides. Enjoy unparalleled Adirondack views with your experienced guide - there are even pony rides available for the little ones
people maneuvering through an aerial course in the trees
ARO Adventures - Adirondack River Outfitters: Adventure Center
North River, NY
The Adirondack Adventure Center located at ARO Adventures in North River offers a number of thrilling recreational opportunities that will ensure you'll want to come back again and again, including ziplining, a ropes course, paintball, and more.
Wading in the Ausable River
Adirondack Riverwalking & Forest Bathing
Saranac Lake & Lake Placid areas, NY
Are you ready to slow down, unplug, and immerse your senses in nature? Adirondack Riverwalking offers guided outdoor sensory experiences in the Adirondacks in every season.
McCauley Mountain in the sunset
McCauley Mountain Ski Area
Old Forge, NY
Skiing, snowboarding and more await at the family-friendly McCauley Mountain Ski Area in Old Forge, which offers all the excitement of a bigger mountain without the crowds and lines.
two mountain bikers
McCauley Mountain
Old Forge, NY
McCauley Mountain in Old Forge offers much more than skiing - it's a mountain biking haven! The total descent is 2,077 feet with a vertical of 511 feet and 20 different trails with levels for all biking enthusiasts from novice to expert.
person sitting down on ground in snow
Adirondack Riverwalking: Winter Forest Bathing
Would you love to bathe in the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of an Adirondack forest during winter? Adirondack Riverwalking offers guided outdoor sensory experiences in the Adirondacks that will leave you feeling happy and relaxed.
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High Falls Gorge
Wilmington, NY
Suddenly you are worlds way... Enjoy spectacular views across sturdy bridges and manicured pathways that provide safe access into an otherwise inaccessible place. One of the Adirondack's most breathtaking 30 minute walks.
view of white water rapids and cliffs with text saying Ausable Charm
Ausable Chasm
Ausable Chasm, NY
Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks! Explore the depths of the chasm on up to five miles of scenic walking/hiking trails and a one-of-a-kind Riverwalk tour. FAMILY FRIENDLY!
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Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, NY
Fort Ticonderoga is a bucket list destination! Bring the family and enjoy hands-on activities, daily weapon demos, boat tours, world-class museum exhibits, beautiful gardens, friendly animals, and more. Rain or shine, there's something for everyone!
people in a kids museum
North Country Children's Museum
Potsdam, NY
The North Country Children's Museum invites kids to check out interactive exhibits celebrating the cultural and geographical resources of the North Country. Children of all ages play, imagine, discover, and learn through the exhibits and programs.
aerial view of ellms family farm property in the fall
Ellms Family Farm
Ballston Spa, NY
For old-fashioned fall activities kids of all ages will love, visit Ellms Family Farm over in Ballston Spa, NY. Create new memories and family traditions as you enjoy pumpkin picking, exploring a corn maze, more!
Group of visitors under a large overhang of rocks by a river
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves
Pottersville, NY
Summer: Hike self-guided tour & explore LARGEST cave entrance in East, waterfalls, gorge, caves. Also guided adventure tours, gemstone mining, disc golf, climbing walls, dino dig, & extensive rock shop. Winter: snowshoe trails/tour.
a pond with a rustic, covered viewing platform, surrounded by trees and a sloping, green lawn
Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake features exhibitions about the Adirondacks in 24 modern galleries and historic buildings. You can explore topics ranging from logging to boating as well as enjoy hands-on activities.
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The Wild Center
Tupper Lake, NY
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is an Adirondack museum featuring exhibits and programs, live animals, forest trails, and the Wild Walk, an elevated walkway among the treetops. Discover the story of the Adirondacks with the whole family!
canoes and a sign that says raquette river outfitters
Raquette River Outfitters
Tupper Lake, NY
Raquette River Outfitters in Tupper Lake is ready to help you explore the Adirondack Park's waterways. They rent and sell kayaks, canoes, and SUPs, their shop features camping gear, maps, and more, and the company offers guided trips too.
couple on railbike
Revolution Rail Company
North Creek, NY
Railbiking is a fun, easy-to-do activity wherein you power yourself to ride railroad tracks using your own power and explore a section of Adirondack railroad that never saw passenger traffic. Revolution Rail has locations in North Creek and Hadley.
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Garnet Mine Tours
North River, NY
Garnet Mine Tours in North River, typically open from late June through Labor Day, offers mine tours, treasure hunting, and mineral shopping at the Gore Mountain Mineral Shop. Note, Garnet Mine Tours is not open for 2021.
snowboarders on a ski mountain
Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
Located in North Creek, NY, Gore Mountain is an alpine ski resort featuring over 100 trails, 14 lifts, and a Nordic Center. In addition to winter sports, they are a four-season recreation destination offering hiking, mountain biking, and more.
Lakeview Lanes
Tupper Lake, NY
Go bowling in Tupper Lake at Lakeview Lanes! After a few games, grab a bite to eat at the on-site Foul Line Sports Bar.
Romano's Saranac Lanes
Saranac Lake, NY
Whether you're looking for a fun night out or the perfect place to hold a birthday party, try Romano's Saranac Lanes! The venue features a full bar and grill, several bowling leagues, and bumper bowling available on all lanes.
Bowlwinkles
Lake Placid, NY
Bowlwinkles is a family-friendly attraction in the heart of Lake Placid. Be sure to check their website for public bowling hours and rates! After bowling, you can grab a bite to eat at Wink's Bar & Grill.