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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!
exterior of great escape lodge with the great escape amusement park in the background
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
Queensbury, NY
The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark is located in Lake George, NY. Their Adirondack-themed lodge features 200 guest suites and a giant indoor waterpark, White Water Bay, for the use of hotel guests and outside visitors.
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.
picture of bridge by high falls gorge
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.
two skiers in red jackets skiing under a chairlift
Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 110 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options! Gore is open for fall fun on Saturdays & Sundays through Oct. 11.
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, including Forest Bathing year round and Riverwalking.
group of horseback riders
Circle B Ranch
Chestertown, NY
Circle B Ranch is a family-owned and operated ranch offering trail rides, riding lessons, sleigh rides, and hay rides. Enjoy unparalleled Adirondack mountain views with your experienced guide - there are even pony rides available for the little ones!
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!
two people snowshoeing
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.
cross country skiers in a race
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain features a wide range of well-designed trails for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the historic North Creek Ski Bowl. Trails range in difficulty from beginner and family-friendly to expert level!
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.
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.
a pond with a rustic, covered viewing platform, surrounded by trees and a sloping, green lawn
Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Please note, Adirondack Experience is closed for the 2020 season. Find online programs, activities, and virtual experiences on their website and social media.
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!
an aerial view of fort ticonderoga
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!
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.
aerial view of a museum near a pond
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!