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Things To Do In The Southern Adirondack Region

Looking for something to do in the Southern Adirondacks? Bring the family to Six Flags Great Escape, be adventurous and try whitewater rafting, or explore the region's historic destinations. Coming in the winter? Be sure to bring skis or snowshoes!

brant lake in winter covered in snow
Brant Lake
Warren County, NY
Brant Lake is a great spot for fishing in the Adirondacks for brown and rainbow trout during early summer months.
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!
large group near each other on a lazy river trip
Adirondack Adventure Center - ADK Tubing & Rafting Adventures
Lake Luzerne, NY
Looking for a great way to beat the heat with your family and friends? Adirondack Adventure Center provides guided lazy river tubing and whitewater rafting trips for all ages near Lake George.
group of people whitewater rafting
Adirondack Adventures Whitewater Rafting
North River, NY
Adirondack Adventures is the choice for fun in the Adirondacks! Join us on an adventure down the Hudson River Gorge with the most experienced guides around. We also specialize in tubing and whitewater kayak instruction.
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.
waterfall in fall
Dunkley Falls
Johnsburg, NY
Dunkley Falls has a large boulder at the base. Picnic facilities are on the premises and the Black Hole swimming area is near by.
Schroon River
Warren County, NY
The Schroon River in the Adirondacks, is a great fishing location for anglers looking for trout.
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.
small waterfall with photo credit to anita dingman
Rockwell Falls
Lake Luzerne, NY
You can find Rockwell Falls just upstream from where the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers meet in Lake Luzerne.
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
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ARO Adventures - Adirondack River Outfitters: Whitewater Rafting
North River, NY
NEW Private Raft Program. keeps your group responsibly distanced, while on an outdoor guided whitewater adventure. Visit ARO Adventures (Adirondack River Outfitters), New York State's leading whitewater rafting company.
Austin Falls
Wells, NY
Austin Falls is a long, sliding waterfall with rock formations surrounding it. A large rock near the base of the falls hurls the water several feet into the air.
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.
a glass of beer on a dock with the bolton landing brewing company logo on it
Bolton Landing Brewing Company
Bolton Landing, NY
Located right in the heart of Bolton Landing, NY, Bolton Landing Brewing Company is a brewpub that offers a fantastic selection of craft beers and some tasty pub grub. Enjoy a drink on their outdoor patio, hang out at the bar, or relax at a table.
five bottles of various handcrafted spirits by Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Queensbury, NY
Nestled within the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery's mission is to produce handmade, high-quality spirits using local New York State grains and fruits in their all-natural and innovative process.
view of lake george from cat mountain
Cat Mountain
Bolton Landing, NY
Most Lake George hiking trails offer views of small segments of the lake and its surroundings. The Cat Mountain hike lets you see nearly the entire lake, plus mountains on its western and eastern shores, and distant mountains to the south and east.
Falls on Outlet From Buckhorn Lake
Piseco, NY
Follow a 1.3-mile hike one way along the Northville-Lake Placid Trail to the falls.
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.
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.
East Jimmy Creek Falls
Wells, NY
See two waterfalls less than 200 yards from the road. The first is right at the beginning and the second is just upstream and goes into a swimming hole at the base.
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.
rushing waterfall
Auger Falls
Wells, NY
You will find this rushing series of rapids on the Sacandaga River in Wells, NY.
Unnamed Falls
Fort Ann, NY
This small, unnamed waterfall feeds into Shelving Rock Falls.
Falls on West Branch of Sacandaga River and Cold Brook Falls
Wells, NY
Hike 2.5 miles one way to West Branch Gorge - this should only be done in the middle of the summer when the water levels are low. The falls go through a narrow gorge of the West Branch of the Sacandaga River.
Lake George Wild Forest
Warren County, NY
The Lake George Wild Forest is bordered by Lake George itself, and has over 45 ponds and lakes.
One of our employees enjoying a wine slushy with his wife at our new location
Adirondack Winery Queensbury Tasting Room & Winemaking Facility
Queensbury, NY
Experience Adirondack Winery's all-new Queensbury Tasting Room & Winemaking Facility! Now offering wine tastings, wine by the glass, charcuterie boards, Sunday brunch, outdoor patio seating, winery tours, and more!
view from crane mountain, including summit marker
Crane Mountain
Johnsburg, NY
Crane Mountain is located in the Southern Adirondacks, and although it has steep and difficult sections, it is generally regarded as manageable for kids.
Bray House Falls
Stratford, NY
Waterfalls can be seen in a picturesque spot easily accessed via a short walk upstream.
Christine Falls
Wells, NY
The falls can be heard from the parking area - there is a small dirt pull-off behind the guardrails. The walk down is rocky and should be used with caution.
Glen Lake
Warren County, NY
Glen Lake is a small body of water located next to the Docksider restaurant.
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.
buck mountain trail sign
Buck Mountain
Lake George, NY
The bald-rock summit of Buck Mountain offers, above all, a sense of serenity and peace. The cool breeze, the endless expanse of green, and the spectacular scenery all unite to give you a unique Adirondack experience.
Whiskey Brook Falls
Speculator, NY
See a 5 to 6 feet tall waterfall surrounded by large boulders.
handicap-accessible wooden bridge crossing a creek
Dean Farm Heritage Trail - Handicap Accessible
Stony Creek, NY
Dean Farm Heritage Trail is handicap accessible and is located in Stony Creek, NY.
Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Warren County, NY
The Siamese Ponds Wilderness covers over 175 square miles and harboring 79 ponds in the Adirondacks
Thirteenth Lake
Warren County, NY
Thirteenth Lake provides great fishing for anglers in the Adirondacks because it is primarily a fishery for trout.
Surf's up!
Beaver Brook Outfitters: Rafting, Kayaking, Guided Tubing & More
North Creek, NY
Ready for an outdoor adventure in the Adirondacks? Beaver Brook Outfitters offers full-day rafting trips, guided tubing trips, wall-tent camping, canoeing, kayaking, and more! Family-owned and operated since 1991, with a super-friendly guide staff.
group whitewater rafting
Wild Waters Outdoor Center - Whitewater Rafting
Warrensburg, NY
Located 10 minutes from Lake George, NY, we are the only whitewater rafting company that offers raft trips on both the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers. Our personal and professional guides will provide your family/group with a truly memorable experience.
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
lake george and surrounding mountains
Black Mountain
Clemons, NY
A relatively easy hike with a few challenging spots, Black Mountain offers four incredible rewards for the price of one. Length: 2.5 miles.
axe throwers posing
Adirondack Axe
Queensbury, NY
Plan a memorable and unique experience at Adirondack Axe, an indoor axe throwing facility located in Aviation Mall next to Dick's Sporting Goods. Come get out some aggression, relax with friends, and have a great time trying something new.
the outside of Adirondack Winery
Adirondack Winery Lake George Tasting Room
Lake George, NY
Frequently named a top attraction in the Lake George region, Adirondack Winery is open for wine tastings and shopping in Lake George and bottle sales in Queensbury! Book your visit today at adirondackwinery.com/book
Double H Ranch logo
Double H Ranch
Lake Luzerne, NY
The mission of the Double H Ranch is to provide specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.
three cross country skiers on snowy slope near a trail sign
The Garnet Hill Outdoor Center
North River, NY
The Garnet Hill Outdoor Center in North River is a four-season adventure center offering hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Plan a visit this year and experience the beauty of the Adirondacks.
chestertown farmers market logo
Chestertown Farmers Market
Chestertown, NY
Spring, late summer, and early fall are perfect seasons for visiting farmers markets. From the small, mom-and-pop stand at the corner, to the large, organized market with multiple vendors and extensive selections, it is definitely worth the trip.
C+C Adirondack Snowmobile Tours Logo with a snowmobile in front of a mountain
C+C Adirondack Snowmobile Tours
Chestertown, NY
Our staff of C+C Adirondack Snowmobile Tours has a combined 40+ years riding on the trails, so get ready for an exiting trip. We offer a range of riding that is suited for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced rider.
Garnet Lake Falls
Johnsburg, NY
This natural waterfall was enhanced by a concrete culvert that was built at the outlet of Garnet Lake.
Square Falls
Johnsburg, NY
Square Falls has a fairly flat plateau of bedrock at its top and a deep pool that is great for swimming at its base.
Hudson Rafting Co.
North Creek, NY
The friendly, enthusiastic, and experienced guides at Hudson Rafting Co. in North Creek will make your whitewater rafting trip special. Book a rafting trip in the Adirondacks, or rent one of their stand up paddleboards and kayaks.
Chic's Marina
Bolton Landing, NY
Located on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY, Chic's Marina has served boating enthusiasts for over 50 years. Stop by and check out their selection of new and used boats, boat and personal watercraft rentals, and more.
River Ridin'
Lake Luzerne,
River Ridin' is a local watersports outfitter that specializes in kayak and jet ski rentals, paddling trips down the Hudson River, and more.
Dean Homestead Museum
Stony Creek, NY
The Dean Homestead Museum is run by the Stony Creek Historical Society and depicts the history of the Dean family and the local area. It is open on select days during the summer.
The Lake George Dinner Theatre
Lake George, NY
Each year, The Lake George Dinner Theatre in Lake George, NY offers guests a memorable dining and theater experience in one of the most intimate professional dinner theatres in the United States.
Lake George Youtheatre
Lake George, NY
Lake George Youtheatre is a summer program for kids and teens ages 11-18 that produces three full-length Broadway musicals in a four week span. Catch their shows at Lake George High School in July and August.
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.
Glen-Athol Ride
The Glen-Athol Ride is a 21.8-mile bike route that begins in Warrensburg, NY, and follows the Hudson River north to The Glen. The rural bike path loops back down to Athol, and then returns to Warrensburg.
Bolton Landing Farmers Market
Bolton Landing, NY
The Bolton Landing Farmers Market is an open-air, rain or shine market featuring local products, crafts, and more. The 2022 dates are June 24 to September 2, Fridays 9am to 2pm.
North Creek Farmers Market
North Creek, NY
Visit the North Creek Farmers Market at Riverfront Park on Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm, June 24 to September 23, 2022.
Warrensburgh Museum of Local History
Expect the unexpected at this gem of a small town museum. Water-powered industry put native sons in Albany and DC and even brought Marilyn Monroe to town! Open Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays 1 - 3 pm. April through December. We're kid friendly!
Dynamite Hill Recreation Center & Nature Trail
Chestertown, NY
Head on over to the Dynamite Hill Recreation Area for all sorts of fun outdoor activities, including cross-country ski trails, bicycling, hiking, snowshoeing, ice skating, snow tubing, and more!
North Creek Depot Museum
North Creek, NY
Explore the North Creek Depot Museum and learn about railroads in the Adirondacks. This museum is located in a restored railroad depot station and features exhibits on the Adirondack Railroad and local history.
Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers Market
The Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers Market has been around since 1998 and is "producer only," which means it's limited to only locally-grown foods. Find them on Fridays from 3pm to 6pm, May 27 through October 28, 2022.
Camp Walden
Diamond Point, NY
Located on Trout Lake in Diamond Point, Camp Walden is a co-ed overnight camp with tons of opportunities for indoor and outdoor fun. Both you and your kids will love Camp Walden's exceptional facilities.
Warrensburg Recreation Field
Warrensburg, NY
The Warrensburg Recreation Field is a year-round park. In summer, the park offers basketball courts, athletic fields, a well-equipped playground, a pavilion, and more. In winter, you can enjoy free ice skating. Facilities are carry-in carry-out.
Adirondack Mountain Club
Lake George, NY
Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is a local nonprofit that focuses on conservation, education, and recreation. They offer guided hikes, backpacking trips, and other services for members and non-members.
Oak Mountain Ski Center
Speculator, NY
Oak Mountain Ski Center is a resort in the Southern Adirondacks, which makes it an easy drive from Albany, Utica, or Lake George. There is something to suit everyone's needs at an affordable rate, such as skiing, snow tubing, snowshoeing, and more.
Camp Echo Lake
Warrensburg, NY
Located in Warrensburg, Camp Echo Lake is a co-ed overnight camp. Throughout the seven weeks, campers are unplugged from their electronics and outside distractions, so they can focus on having fun and making memories.
Bolton Boat Tours and Water Sports on Lake George
Diamond Point, NY
Bolton Boat Tours and Water Sports on Lake George is recognized as one of the top-rated boat tour companies in the region. Your customizable boat tour can include tubing, cliff jumping, fishing, sightseeing, 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.
Sacandaga Outdoor Center
Hadley, NY
Based in Hadley, NY, Sacandaga Outdoor Center offers the ultimate experience on the water. You can join them for a whitewater rafting adventure or rent one of their kayaks, tubes, or stand up paddle boards.
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.
Forest Lake Camp
Chestertown, NY
Forest Lake Camp sits on just over 800 acres in the Southern Adirondacks. The camp offers separate programs for boys and girls, with a wide range of activities and opportunities for skill development.
Leaf Air LLC
Queensbury, NY
Enjoy spectacular views of Lake George, the Green Mountains, Adirondack High Peaks, Lake Champlain, or Saratoga during a scenic flight with Leaf Air LLC in Queensbury. The company also offers professional flight instruction.
North Creek Ride
North Creek, NY isn't just a winter fun destination, it's also the starting point of the 30.7-mile North Creek Ride. Take a spin on this bike path as it winds through the Adirondacks to Olmstedville, NY and then back to North Creek.
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 8am to 12pm, May 4 - October 29, 2022, at the South Street Pavilion.
Lake George Shoreline Cruises
Lake George, NY
Ready to explore the lake with Lake George Shoreline Cruises? Board the Adirondac or the Horicon for a sightseeing voyage and get a first-hand view of what makes Lake George the undisputed "Queen of American Lakes."
Adirondack Golf
Lake Luzerne, NY
An entertaining mini-golf and ice cream parlor in the beautiful Adirondack lake region of New York State.
Speculator Farmers Market
Speculator, NY
Speculator Farmers Market is located at the Speculator Pavilion on Route 30 in Speculator, NY on Thursdays from 2pm to 5pm from June 23 to September 15, 2022.
Green Mansions Golf Club
Chestertown, NY
Located in the Southern Adirondacks, Green Mansions Golf Club features nine challenging holes, plus a driving range and pro shop. Looking for added excitement? Try one of their night time golf outings by flashlight!
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.
Three Lakes Ride
Visit the beautiful lakes of the Southeastern Adirondacks along the 33.2-mile Three Lakes Ride. Beginning in Chestertown, NY, this bike route passes by Brant Lake, Schroon Lake, and Loon Lake. It also features a mix of flat and rolling terrain.
Warren County, NY 4-H
Warrensburg, NY
4-H in Warren County, NY is a youth organization that teaches essential skills and helps kids and teens ages 5-19 achieve success.
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.
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.
North Creek Rafting Company
North Creek,
North Creek Rafting Company is a rafting company offering daytrips, overnight trips, and inflatable kayaks. They primarily operate on the Upper Hudson River.
Square Eddy Expeditions
North Creek, NY
Square Eddy Expeditions offers whitewater rafting trips and guided hikes in the Adirondacks. The company is based out of North Creek, NY, and they are ready to make your next adventure memorable.
Village of Lake George Farmers & Artisan Market
Lake George, NY
Lake George's farmers market is located in beautiful Shepard Park on Canada Street, a prime location in the heart of the Village. You'll find produce, meats, homemade crafts, and more from June 22 to September 7, 2022, on Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm
Hackensack Mountain
Warrensburg, NY
Hackensack Mountain is a small Adirondack mountain located in Warrensbug, NY and rises approximately 1,357 feet.
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.
Lake George Steamboat Company
Lake George, NY
Lake George Steamboat Company offers daily cruises, sightseeing trips, and specialty tours aboard its three large ships. Experience the beauty of Lake George from the water.
Tannery Pond Center
North Creek, NY
Tannery Pond in North Creek, minutes from Gore Mountain, brings the community together for art exhibits, musical acts, classes, workshops, and fun events.
Lake George Kayak Company
Bolton Landing, NY
Visit the Lake George Kayak Company in Bolton Landing, NY, for canoe, kayak, and stand up paddle board rentals. They are your one stop shop for all your paddling needs, and you can launch right from their Boathouse.
Stony Creek Loop
Enjoy fun yet slightly challenging terrain along the Stony Creek Loop in the Lake George Region. The 46.3-mile bike trail begins in Lake George, NY and travels to Warrensburg, Stony Creek, Lake Luzerne, Queensbury, and then ends in Lake George.
Rivers and Lakes Ride
See the waters of the Southeastern Adirondacks on the Rivers and Lakes Ride! This 41.2-mile cycling route begins in Warrensburg, NY, follows the Schroon River, and then passes by Loon Lake, Friends Lake, and the beautiful Hudson River.
Pulp Mill Museum
Lake Luzerne, NY
Museum of industrial machinery, photos. Houses the first American made grinding machine made by Bagley & Sewell of Watertown.
Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum
Stony Creek, NY
History of life and industry in historic home in Stony Creek.
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
The Nordic Center at Gore Mountain features a wide range of well-designed trails for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the historic North Creek Ski Bowl. Trails range in difficulty from beginner and family-friendly to expert level!
Northway Brewing Co.
Queensbury, NY
Northway Brewing Company is excited to craft beers that celebrate the people and landscapes that make up our area. Our beers range from big IPA's to beautifully crafted sours and stouts. Check out our current tap list by visiting our website. Cheers!
Historical Sites & State Markers in the Lake George Region
Lake George, NY
A free booklet of driving tours of Warren County Historical Markers is available from the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
Located in North Creek, NY, Gore Mountain is an alpine ski resort featuring over 100 trails, 14 lifts, and a Nordic Center. In addition to winter sports, they are a four-season recreation destination offering hiking, mountain biking, and more.
Schoolhouse Museum
Lake Luzerne, NY
Old schoolhouse from early days of Lake Luzerne. Antique furniture, desks, school bell.
The Carol Theater
Chestertown, NY
See a variety of live musical performances and other shows at the historic Carol Theater in downtown Chestertown from June through September. This theater is a huge asset to the Chestertown area, providing exceptional entertainment for the community.
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.
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.