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Things To Do In The Northern Adirondack Region

Looking for something to do in the Northern Adirondacks? Go for a hike or a paddle, do some fishing, or play golf all summer. Check out the options below, and begin your adventure today!

man holding a large fish
St. Regis Chain of Lakes
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis is a good location for anglers looking for bass and pike.
man in fishing vest holding large fish caught in salmon river
Salmon River
Franklin County, NY
The Salmon River holds a great population of trout and runs to the west of the Trout River.
photography by kyle leclair of setting sun reflected off chazy lake
Chazy Lake
Clinton County, NY
Chazy Lake is a great spot for anglers looking for landlocked salmon, rainbows, and lake trout. There is a town boat launch that makes easy access throughout the year.
St. Regis Canoe Area
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis Canoe Area is New York State's only designated canoe area where no motorized watercrafts are allowed, is great for anglers and campers.
Saranac Chain of Lakes
Franklin County, NY
The Saranac Chain of Lakes is a great fishing spot in the Adirondacks with an abundance of fishing and camping locations.
St. Regis River
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis River is a great fishing location for trout and has great access.
Chateaugay River
Franklin County, NY
The Chateaugay River is a great location in the Adirondacks for anglers to find brook, rainbow, and brown trout.
girl looking out into the woods from a wooden porch
Eagle Island Camp
Saranac Lake, NY
In everything Eagle Island does, we believe in inspiring and empowering young people to be confident, collaborative, and courageous. Through sailing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, and camper-led play, we help foster teamwork, resilience, and grit.
Little Salmon River
Franklin County, NY
The Little Salmon River is the western branch to the Salmon River and runs from the Canadian border to the Twin Ponds.
Little Trout River
Franklin County, NY
The Little Trout River is a great river for fly fishing in the Adirondacks.
Marble River
Franklin County, NY
The Marble River gives anglers five miles of fishing from the Chateaugay River upstream beyond the Chateaugay Fish Hatchery.
Taylor Pond
Clinton County, NY
Taylor Pond has a great population of salmon and trout.
Union Falls Flow
Franklin County, NY
Union Falls Flow is a prime location for anglers looking to catch walleye in the Adirondacks.
Meacham Lake
Franklin County, NY
Meacham Lake is a an ideal site for fishing and camping experiences. The water holds many species of fish and wildlife and for visitors to interact with.
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.
Trout River
Franklin County, NY
The Trout River is a great fishing spot that is located in Franklin County, near the Canadian border.
Lake Colby
Franklin County, NY
Lake Colby is a 272-acre lake, located just outside the village of Saranac Lake.
Saranac River, North Branch
Franklin County, NY
The North Branch of the Saranac River is a great quality fishing location for trout in the Adirondacks.
Great Chazy River, North Branch
Clinton County, NY
The Great Chazy River's North Branch is stocked annually with trout and provides a great fishing location for anglers.
Lake Champlain
Clinton County, NY
Lake Champlain provides over 8,000 square miles of great fishing for all anglers.
St. Regis River, East Branch
Franklin County, NY
The East Branch St. Regis River has about 8 miles of canoeable water upstream from Everton Falls.
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.
a winter sleigh ride with mountains in the background
Adirondack Sleigh Rides
Lake Placid, NY
Visit Country Dreams Farm at their Lake Placid location in winter and treat yourself to an authentic horse-drawn sleigh ride at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. Their sleigh rides are perfect for friends, families, and romantic evenings.
High Peaks Mountain Guides
Lake Placid, NY
High Peaks Mountain Guides is your trusted source for outdoor adventures in the Adirondacks. They offer guided hikes, fishing trips, and paddling excursions, and also sell all the gear you need for your outdoor activities.
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.
Fly Fish the Adirondacks
Wilmington, NY
Operated by Richard Garfield, Fly Fish the Adirondacks offers guided fishing trips in the Northeastern Adirondacks, including the Ausable, Saranac, Chazy, and St. Regis Rivers. "Learn to Fly Fish" courses are also available.
Lake Placid Youth Athletic Association
Lake Placid, NY
The Lake Placid Youth Athletic Association's mission is to introduce, instruct, and promote participation in sports for youth living in the Lake Placid Region.
Craig Wood Golf Course
Lake Placid, NY
This 18-hole course runs April-November, weather permitting. Owned and operated by the Town of North Elba, this course was designed in 1925 by Seymour Dunn. Available on-site are a pro shop, practice facilities, and a restaurant & lounge.
Lake Placid Club Golf Courses
Lake Placid, NY
With 3 courses to choose from, the Lake Placid Golf Courses offer a variety of golf for players of all levels. The course designs offer beautiful views of the Adirondacks surrounding them. The course is just a short half mile from hotel.
The Hungry Trout Fly Shop
Wilmington, NY
Visit The Hungry Trout Fly Shop for top-of-the-line fly fishing equipment. You can also book guided fishing trips, from half day wade trips to two hour family lessons.
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.
Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center
Saranac Lake, NY
Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center in Saranac Lake features multiple downhill skiing and snowboarding trails for beginners, snowshoeing trails, a tubing hill and tow rope, and a base lodge.
Ausable River Two Fly Shop
Wilmington, NY
Ausable River Two Fly Shop offers guided fishing trips in the West Branch of the AuSable River. Their local guides are very experienced in these waters and are excellent instructors.
Lake Placid Sleigh Rides
Lake Placid, NY
Luxury sleigh rides at the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, NY with options for both a group sleigh ride and a one-horse open sleigh ride for a more intimate mountain experience.
Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
Lake Placid, NY
The Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex was built for the 1980 Olympics and features two jumps that are 90 and 120 meters tall. Visitors can feel what's it's like to look down and see what the jumpers see from the top.
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington is the Lake Placid Region's premier site for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Whiteface has the greatest vertical of any lift-serviced mountain in the Northeast, and it offers multiple groomed trails.
Ed Kanze
Bloomingdale, NY
Ed Kanze leads nature walks, field trips, and forest bathing excursions in the Adirondacks. Contact him today for rates and more information.
Adirondack Golf & Country Club
Peru, NY
This is an 18-hole championship golf course with a practice range, putting green, lounge, and banquet facilities.
Captain Marney's Boat Rentals
Lake Placid, NY
Captain Marney's Boat Rentals in Lake Placid offers boat rentals for any need, goal, objective, or budget. Their selection includes engine-powered boats, canoes, kayaks, and water sports equipment.
Six Nations Indian Museum
Onchiota, NY
Six Nations Indian Museum depicts historical and contemporary Haudenosaunee culture through artifacts, art, and oral history. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm in July through August.
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
Lake Placid, NY
John Brown was a devoted abolitionist who sought to ignite rebellion among the slaves.
Mirror Lake Boat Rental
Lake Placid, NY
Mirror Lake Boat Rental in Lake Placid offers a wide range of boat rentals, including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, sailboats, electric boats, and more.
Pendragon Theatre
Saranac Lake, NY
Pendragon Theatre, located in Saranac Lake, is an ensemble of Adirondack artists that promotes and hosts performances and educational programs year-round.
Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club
Saranac Lake, NY
This 18-hole course has 4 sets of tees to welcome players of all levels A classic Scottish design by Seymour Dunn, this club is both beautiful and challenging. Continental breakfast is available when you book Golf & Stay packages.
Saranac Lake Golf Club
Saranac Lake, NY
Established in the 1920's, this 9 hole golf course is fun and challenging at an affordable price. Tee Times accepted on weekends. Practice Range, Driving Range, Pro Shop, Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge also available.
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Lake Placid, NY
Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents exceptional music, dance, and theater performances, plus visual arts presentations and film exhibitions. The Center also offers workshops, residencies, and other educational programs.
Adirondack Fishing Inc.
Paul Smiths, NY
Adirondack Fishing Inc.'s Russell Trieller leads fishing trips in the Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Paul Smiths areas. You can trust him to help you find the species of fish you're looking to catch.
Swiss Boat Rentals Inc.
Saranac Lake, NY
Swiss Boat Rentals Inc. specializes in boat rentals in Saranac Lake and the surrounding region. If you're looking for high-quality and personal service, this is the place to be.
North Country Camps (Camp Lincoln for Boys and Camp Whippoorwill for Girls)
Keeseville, NY
Located in the Village of Keeseville, North Country Camps is separated into two camps - one for girls and one for boys. Both summer camps offer a wide range of fun activities, such as wilderness trips and kayaking.
7444 Gallery
Saranac Lake, NY
Visit 7444 Gallery, a former industrial site, now houses a variety of local artists.
Santa's Workshop
North Pole, NY
All the magic of Christmas... come experience fun, fantasy and enchantment with child-friendly rides, attractions, shows, shops and more! Meet your favorite storybook characters, elves, live reindeers and Santa himself!
Georgeanne Gaffney Studio & Gallery
Saranac Lake, NY
Georgeanne Gaffney Studio & Gallery hosts fine art designed by Gaffney herself.
BluSeed Studios
Saranac Lake, NY
BluSeed Studios provides a project space where artists have the opportunity to experiment, diverge, exhibit and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward; and to share this diversity with the community.
Palace Theater
Lake Placid, NY
Adirondack Artists' Guild
Saranac Lake, NY
The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery features the work of local artists practicing in a variety of mediums, new exhibitions each month, and the opportunity to meet some of the artists themselves while visiting the gallery.
Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society
Lake Placid, NY
The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society has operated The History Museum in the historic Lake Placid Railroad Station since 1967. The Museum reveals the rich and unique history of the Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba.
Tim Fortune: Small Fortune Studio
Saranac Lake, NY
The Small Fortune Studio features Oil Painting of the Adirondacks by Tim Fortune.
Dewey Mountain Recreational Area
Saranac Lake, NY
Located in Saranac Lake, NY and owned by the Town of Harrietstown, Dewey Mountain is a cross-country ski and snowshoe center in winter and a great place to hike and mountain bike the rest of the year.