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Things To Do In Communities Near The Adirondacks

There's plenty of fun to be had just outside of the blue line! Find attractions and activities in communities neighboring the Adirondack Park. Explore ski areas, uncover Upstate New York history, embrace agritourism with a farm visit and much more.

waterfall flowing over rocks with photo credit to care taker
Shelving Rock Falls
Fort Ann, NY
One of the rewards of the Shelving Rock hike is this spectacular waterfall on the east side of Lake George.
steep waterfall that widens as it drops with photo credit to sara cole
High Falls
Chateaugay, NY
Situated in a narrow chasm on the Chateaugay River (west of the village), this spectacular 120-foot waterfall is the main feature of High Falls Park.
Unnamed Falls
Fort Ann, NY
This small, unnamed waterfall feeds into Shelving Rock Falls.
view of fall foliage from the sleeping beauty mountain summit and lake george in the distance
Sleeping Beauty
Fort Ann, NY
Located on the eastern shore of Lake George, Sleeping Beauty is a moderately easy hike with just a few rough spots along the way.
view of lake george from stewart's ledge
Stewarts Ledge
Fort Ann, NY
A relatively short hike up the east side to a spot with great views of Lake George. The hike up takes 20-30 minutes. It is not strenuous, although there is 5 minutes of uphill climbing. This is a great easy hike for younger kids due to wide path
people picking pumpkins at a large pumpkin patch
Country Dreams Farm
Plattsburgh, NY
What's better than taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of a farm? At Country Dreams Farm, families can enjoy a wide range of seasonal activities, such as getting lost in a corn maze and picking out the perfect pumpkin.
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.
Adirondack Golf & Country Club
Peru, NY
This is an 18-hole championship golf course with a practice range, putting green, lounge, and banquet facilities.
Hicks Orchard
Granville, NY
Hicks Orchard is the oldest U-pick orchard in New York State, having been established in 1905. In addition to apples and pumpkins, Hicks also offers cherries and blueberries. The property features an apple barn, a farm winery, and more.
Glens Falls Recreation Center
Glens Falls, NY
The Glens Falls Recreation Center features an indoor ice skating rink that is open to the public during scheduled winter hours. The cost to skate is free, and rentals are available on-site.
Sullivan Park
Peru, NY
This outdoor ice skating rink is available for public use at Sullivan Park in Peru, NY. It is maintained by Peru Youth Commission volunteers.
SUNY Plattsburgh Field House
Plattsburgh, NY
The SUNY Plattsburgh Field House in Plattsburgh, NY has an indoor ice rink that is scheduled for public skating on a monthly basis. Call for more details!
Rulfs Orchard LLC
Peru, NY
Rulfs Orchard offers u-pick apples, strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkins. While you're there, you can check out their bakery and other local produce at their store, as well as the seasonal corn maze.
Apple Hill Orchards
Whitehall, NY
Apple Hill Orchards in Whitehall, NY is a family-friendly orchard that offers u-pick apple picking as well as pre-picked apples of all varieties. You can also pick out some carving pumpkins during the fall.
Kent-Delord House Museum
Plattsburgh, NY
Step back in time and discover how three generations of an Adirondack family lived at Plattsburgh's only historic house museum.
Potsdam Farmers Market
Come to the Potsdam Farmers' Market for all your fresh produce! The market is traditionally open from May through October, Saturdays, from 9am to 2pm. The 2021 market starts May 15.
Chapman Museum
Glens Falls, NY
Discover the history of the Glens Falls/Queensbury area -- where the Hudson River leaves the mountains. Explore everyday Hometown Life and see the Adirondacks through the lens of 19th C. photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard.
Canton Farmers' Market
Come to the Canton Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am to 2pm, May 11 - October 29, 2021, for veggies, local fruits, honey, eggs, meats, baked goods, and more.
Malone Farmers Market
The Malone Farmers Market offers wonderful fresh fruits and veggies every Wednesday from noon until 4:30 p.m. from May 26 to October 6, 2021.
Cool Insuring Arena
Glens Falls, NY
Formerly named the Glens Falls Civic Center, Cool Insuring Arena is a multi-purpose arena in downtown Glens Falls that features sporting events, concerts, family entertainment, public indoor ice skating, and more.
Rouses Point Ice Rink
Rouses Point, NY
The ice arena at the Rouses Point Civic Center is typically open from October 1st through March 30th. Public skating is available on certain days for a small fee.
Glens Falls Farmers Market
Glens Falls, NY
Purchase fresh produce and goods at the Glens Falls Farmers Market! The Outdoor Market is being held on Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm, May 1 - October 31, 2021, at the South Street Pavilion.
Adirondack Theatre Festival
Glens Falls, NY
Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) returns to Glens Falls' Charles R. Wood Theater each summer to present an enticing array of new theatrical works and other special events.
Plattsburgh Farmers & Crafters Market
The Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market runs May 8 - October 9, 2021 with produce, meats, baked goods, plants, wine and spirits, honey, jam, maple syrup, soap, and more.
Strand Center For The Arts
Plattsburgh, NY
Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh hosts live performances and exhibitions, and also offers a variety of classes and workshops for all ages.
Willard Mountain Ski Area
Greenwich, NY
Willard Mountain offers all the fun and excitement of alpine skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing, all just a short drive from Saratoga Springs, Albany, or Glens Falls. Fun for all ages and skill levels, this is New York's coolest little ski area.
Ameri-Can North Sports Center
Plattsburgh, NY
Ameri-Can North Sports Center features an indoor ice skating rink that is open for public skating on certain days.
Lewis County Historical Society Museum / Gould Mansion
Lyons Falls, NY
Located between the Adirondacks and the Tug Hill Plateau, the Lewis County Historical Society Museum helps preserve the region's history through its artifact collection and research center.
Banker Orchards
Plattsburgh, NY
Banker Orchards offers freshly grown apples, baked goods, and other items at their farm market. Call ahead and see if apple or pumpkin picking is still open for the fall season!
World Awareness Children's Museum
Glens Falls, NY
Sharing the wonders of the world's diverse cultures with your children through interactive exhibitions, multicultural programming, and events. Visit and enjoy stories, play games, shop and more.
Plattsburgh's Winter Farmers Market
Plattsburgh, NY
Come to Plattsburgh's Winter Farmer's Market. It begins in October and runs until May!
Battlehill Maple
Fort Ann, NY
Located in Fort Ann, NY, Battlehill Maple is one of Washington County's top maple producers, offering maple syrup, maple cream, and additional products.