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A Traditional Adirondack Experience: Benson, NY

Benson offers many traditional excursions you'd expect to find from a small Adirondack town. The nearby community of Northville also offers its own share of adventure, and is also home to a number of businesses and services.

In the warmer months hiking and biking trails allow you to experience gorgeous views. When the snow comes to town, you can cross-country ski or snowshoe through an extensive network of trails.

Bridge crossing a stream on the Northville-Placid Trail in Benson NY
Photo by Kevin Kenny, CC BY-SA 2.0

You can also take advantage of Benson's location near the Great Sacandaga Lake by fishing or canoeing. If you want a little help from the locals, there is also the option to hire a charter boat.

If you are lucky enough to be in the Benson area in the early fall, set aside some time to enjoy some apple picking in a nearby orchard, and be sure to stop and appreciate the foliage.

Benson is home to a number of warm and cozy cottages that are the perfect home base for your adventures.

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Northville, NY Listings
a light blue cottage named Pohjan Tupa
Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center
Northville, NY
Lapland Lake is a year-round resort that offers a "Touch of Finland" in the Adirondacks! Stay in one of their tupas (cottages) and enjoy a variety of seasonal recreational activities, such as hiking, swimming, paddling, and cross-country skiing.
Groff Creek Falls
Northville, NY
See three waterfalls at Groff Creek - the first two are fairly difficult to get to. The first waterfall is 30 feet in height. The other two are farther upstream and require a hike downhill to see them.
three people cross-country skiing with a young girl dressed in blue in the lead
Lapland Lake Cross-Country Ski Center
Northville, NY
Lapland Lake in the southern Adirondacks has been offering a unique winter experience to individuals, couples, and families for over 35 years with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, lessons, equipment sales and rentals, and more.
waterfall over rocks
West Stony Creek Falls
Northville, NY
West Stony Creek Falls in Hamilton County is accessed by a 1.5-mile one-way hike along an old dirt road.
Park Marine Base, Inc.
Northville, NY
Interested in boating on the Great Sacandaga Lake? Park Marine Base, Inc. in Northville, NY, features seasonal dock slips, engine service, and winter boat storage.
Adirondack Country Store
Northville, NY
Since 1988, one of the region's most unique shops! We offer quality items many created by skilled craftsmen from the region. Enjoy our collection of Amish Furniture, log furniture, cabin style bedding, baths, rugs, lighting, linens, gifts, and more.