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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.
Lake Colby
Franklin County, NY
Lake Colby is a 272-acre lake, located just outside the village of Saranac Lake.
St. Regis River
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis River is a great fishing location for trout and has great access.
mountain summits in the distance
Esther Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Esther Mountain is the 28th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.
three waterfalls at ausable chasm as seen from above
Rainbow Falls at Ausable Chasm
Keeseville, NY
Located at Ausable Chasm, a popular Adirondack attraction, is Rainbow Falls.
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.
Chateaugay River
Franklin County, NY
The Chateaugay River is a great location in the Adirondacks for anglers to find brook, rainbow, and brown trout.
water splashing up against rocks with photo credit to thomas w. gorman
Wilmington Flume
Wilmington, NY
Wilmington Flume features four drops in the West Branch of the Ausable River, near High Falls Gorge.
Marble River
Franklin County, NY
The Marble River gives anglers five miles of fishing from the Chateaugay River upstream beyond the Chateaugay Fish Hatchery.
waterfall in forest
Stag Brook Falls
Wilmington, NY
This 20-foot waterfall is accessible from the Whiteface Ski Center Parking lot.
Union Falls Flow
Franklin County, NY
Union Falls Flow is a prime location for anglers looking to catch walleye in the Adirondacks.
Lake Champlain
Clinton County, NY
Lake Champlain provides over 8,000 square miles of great fishing for all anglers.
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.
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.
three girls walking down a hill from a camp building
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. Registration is filling fast Summer 2021! Check out our website for details.
sign that says welcome whiteface the olympic mountain with a ski mountain visible in the background
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain is the 5th highest mountain in New York State with an Elevation of 4,867 ft.
two separate waterfalls dropping into the same pool
AuSable River Falls
Wilmington, NY
High Falls Gorge in Wilmington provides easy access to incredible views of four major falls in the AuSable River.
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 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.
frozen waterfall with photo credit to kevin mackenzie
Wilmington Notch Falls
Wilmington, NY
Wilmington Notch Falls is a thin, but powerful 50-foot cascade in the West Branch of the Ausable River.
waterfall rushing down rocks at multiple points with photo credit to thomas gorman
Jay Falls
Jay, NY
Jay Falls is located just upstream from Jay's historic covered bridge that crosses the Ausable River.
waterfall over rocks
Quarry Pool Falls
Lake Placid, NY
Quarry Pool Falls is a 3- to 4-foot waterfall that goes over a small dam and through a gorge before the river goes into Quarry Pool, a well-known fishing spot.
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.
Taylor Pond
Clinton County, NY
Taylor Pond has a great population of salmon and trout.
man standing on top of a mountain looking out at the distance
Jay Mountain
Jay, NY
Jay Mountain is located in the Town of Jay about 20 miles away from Lake Placid Village. The 2.5-mile hike up the 3,600 foot mountain is relatively easy and offers a wide open view of the surrounding area.
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.
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.
Little Trout River
Franklin County, NY
The Little Trout River is a great river for fly fishing in the Adirondacks.
waterfall being split by a large rock and then coming back together with photo credit by zack clothier
Flume Falls
Wilmington, NY
Flume Falls is a series of drops in a narrow section of the Ausable River's West Branch that total roughly 60 feet.
view of fall trees, mountains, and bodies of water from a mountain summit
Baker Mountain
Saranac Lake, NY
Baker Mountain, located near Saranac Lake, NY, is one of the best family hikes in the Adirondacks.
two waterfalls dropping side-by-side into a pool with photo credit to zach monroe
High Falls Gorge
Wilmington, NY
This privately-owned park features well-maintained trails and bridges that provide excellent views of four waterfalls.
two-tiered waterfall flowing over rocks with photo credit to danny decarr
St. Regis Falls
St. Regis Falls, NY
This Adirondack waterfall on the St. Regis River is located in the Town of Waverly, within the Village of St. Regis Falls.
Trout River
Franklin County, NY
The Trout River is a great fishing spot that is located in Franklin County, near the Canadian border.
group of people in canoes on a lake
St. Regis Canoe Outfitters
Saranac Lake, NY
Whether you love paddlesports or would like to try it for yourself, St. Regis Canoe Outfitters in Saranac Lake is here to help. This outdoor recreation company offers canoe and kayak rentals, the best quality gear, guided trips, and more.
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.
Haystack Mountain
Saranac Lake, NY
Not to be confused with the High Peak Mt. Haystack, this one is in Ray Brook and offers a friendlier climb.
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
Lake Placid, NY
Visit the Lake Placid Olympic Museum to experience the history and excitement of the Games for yourself! You'll see artifacts, photographs, and videos from Lake Placid's two Winter Olympic Games.
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.
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.
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
Lake Placid, NY
Take a guided tour of the John Brown farmhouse, check out an old barn with a video of the Underground Railroad, and hike the network of trails at the John Brown Farm State Historic 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.
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.
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.
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
Lake Placid, NY
The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery offers bars and lakeside decks on three floors in addition to a play area for kids. They're especially known for their fish and chips and brisket, and of course the beer!
Adirondack Golf & Country Club
Peru, NY
This is an 18-hole championship golf course with a practice range, putting green, lounge, and banquet facilities.
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!
Hex and Hop Brewing
Bloomingdale, NY
Hex & Hop describes itself as "a fusion of brewery and meadery." Stop in for a beer on tap or take a crowler to go.
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.
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.
Olympic Speed Skating Oval & Olympic Center
Lake Placid, NY
Please note: The Olympic Speed skating Oval and Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid are closed to public skating for the season after February 28, 2021 due to construction.
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.
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.
Lake Placid Farmers Market
The Lake Placid Farmers Market will take place every Wednesday from June 16 - September 8, 2021.
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.
Wilmington Youth Center
Wilmington, NY
The Wilmington Youth Center is a fun recreational site for kids of all ages. During winter, an outdoor ice skating rink is open, weather permitting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Saranac Lake Village Farmers Market
The 2021 Saranac Lake Village Farmers Market has a great selection of fresh foods every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. from May 29 to October 9, followed by a winter market.
Mirror Lake Ice Track
Lake Placid, NY
The 2-mile long Mirror Lake Ice Track offers a place for Lake Placid residents and visitors to ice skate. The Parks Department clears a space for hockey and general skating near the town beach, which is an ideal spot to access the ice track from.
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.
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.
Blue Line Brewery
Saranac Lake, NY
The family-friendly Blue Line Brewery has a rotating tap list of at least seven beers, plus pub fare, build-your-own pizza, and more. Outdoor seating is dog-friendly. Seating is limited. No reservations. Takeout is available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big Slide Brewery & Public House
Lake Placid, NY
Big Slide Brewery offers a unique assortment of house beers on tap and an ever-changing food menu of farm-to-table specialties. If you like innovative and exciting beers, Big Slide is the brewery for you.
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.
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.
Saranac Lake Civic Center
Saranac Lake, NY
The Saranac Lake Civic Center is a great place to go for hockey games and public ice skating on certain days throughout winter.
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.
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.
Plattsburgh's Winter Farmers Market
Plattsburgh, NY
Come to Plattsburgh's Winter Farmer's Market. It begins in October and runs until May!
Tim Fortune: Small Fortune Studio
Saranac Lake, NY
The Small Fortune Studio features Oil Painting of the Adirondacks by Tim Fortune.
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.
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.
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.
Georgeanne Gaffney Studio & Gallery
Saranac Lake, NY
Georgeanne Gaffney Studio & Gallery hosts fine art designed by Gaffney herself.
7444 Gallery
Saranac Lake, NY
Visit 7444 Gallery, a former industrial site, now houses a variety of local artists.
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.