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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!
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.
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.
group of horseback riders
Circle B Ranch
Chestertown, NY
Circle B Ranch is a family-owned and operated ranch offering scenic trail rides & carriage rides. Enjoy unparalleled Adirondack views with your experienced guide - there are even pony rides & carriage rides available for the little ones
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.
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.
people on boat going through cliffs
Ausable Chasm
Ausable Chasm, NY
Experience one of the oldest natural attractions in the country at Ausable Chasm. You won't find this assortment of adventures at any other location! Explore natural stone walkways, traverse a riverwalk, observe eons of geological history, and more.
person sitting down on ground in snow
Adirondack Riverwalking: Winter Forest Bathing
Winter Forest Bathing is a guided outdoor sensory experience in the winter wonderland of the Adirondacks. Make new memories with your family or friends. Feel yourself relax and discover a deeper sense of your place in nature.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.