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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!

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.
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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.
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!
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.
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Sacandaga Outdoor Center
Hadley, NY
Located just minutes from Lake George and Saratoga Springs, Sacandaga Outdoor Center boasts the best location on the river. Where the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers meet in Hadley, NY, you’ll find the best rafting, tubing and kayaking around!
Schroon River
Warren County, NY
The Schroon River in the Adirondacks, is a great fishing location for anglers looking for trout.
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.
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Beaver Brook Outfitters
North Creek, NY
Ready for an outdoor adventure in the Adirondacks? Beaver Brook Outfitters offers a wide range of services at their four bases, including guided whitewater rafting trips, canoe and kayak rentals, and a winter sports rental shop.
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Rockwell Falls
Lake Luzerne, NY
You can find Rockwell Falls just upstream from where the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers meet in Lake Luzerne.
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
Bray House Falls
Stratford, NY
Waterfalls can be seen in a picturesque spot easily accessed via a short walk upstream.
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.
Thirteenth Lake
Warren County, NY
Thirteenth Lake provides great fishing for anglers in the Adirondacks because it is primarily a fishery for trout.
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.
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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.
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Circle B Ranch
Chestertown, NY
Circle B Ranch is a family-owned and operated ranch offering trail rides, riding lessons, sleigh rides, Carriage and hay rides. Enjoy unparalleled Adirondack views with your experienced guide - there are even pony rides available for the little ones
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.
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.
rushing waterfall
Auger Falls
Wells, NY
You will find this rushing series of rapids on the Sacandaga River in Wells, NY.
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.
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.
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.
Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Warren County, NY
The Siamese Ponds Wilderness covers over 175 square miles and harboring 79 ponds in the Adirondacks
Whiskey Brook Falls
Speculator, NY
See a 5 to 6 feet tall waterfall surrounded by large boulders.
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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.
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.
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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.
crane mountain and surrounding trees
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.
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Beaver Brook Outfitters
North Creek, NY
Beaver Brook Outfitters offers various guided trips along the waters of the Adirondacks, including fishing! Throughout most of the year, you can plan a fun day or overnight fly fishing trip with their expert guides.
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.
Glen Lake
Warren County, NY
Glen Lake is a small body of water located next to the Docksider restaurant.
Garnet Lake Falls
Johnsburg, NY
This natural waterfall was enhanced by a concrete culvert that was built at the outlet of Garnet Lake.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
Unnamed Falls
Fort Ann, NY
This small, unnamed waterfall feeds into Shelving Rock Falls.
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.
group of people whitewater rafting on a blue raft
Wild Waters Outdoor Center - Whitewater Rafting
Warrensburg, NY
Located in the Adirondack Mountains near Lake George New York, our whitewater rafting trips on The Hudson and Sacandaga rivers as well as our kayak programs are unmatched. Currently open specific dates through October 12, 2020.
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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.
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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!
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.
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Adirondack Winery
Lake George, NY
Frequently named a top attraction in the Lake George region, Adirondack Winery has three locations open for wine tastings, bottle sales, curbside pickups and more! Book your visit today at adkwinery.com/book
Bottle of red wine in front of a fire pit
Adirondack Winery - Bolton Landing Tasting Room
Bolton Landing, NY
Frequently named a top attraction in the Lake George region, Adirondack Winery has three locations open for wine tastings, bottle sales, curbside pickups and more! Book your visit today at adkwinery.com/book
Chestertown Farmers Market
Chestertown, NY
The Chestertown Farmers Market in Chestertown runs from June 16 to September 15 for 2021.
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.
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.
Adirondack Golf
Lake Luzerne, NY
An entertaining mini-golf and ice cream parlor in the beautiful Adirondack lake region of New York State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Creek Rafting Company
North Creek, NY
North Creek Rafting Company is a rafting company offering daytrips, overnight trips, and inflatable kayaks. They operate various trips on the Hudson River, Moose River, and Boreas River in the Adirondacks.
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.
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.
North Creek Farmers Market
North Creek, NY
Visit the North Creek Farmers Market at Riverfront Park on Thursday afternoons. The market runs June 24 - September 23, 2021.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Speculator Farmers Market
Speculator Farmers Market is located at the Speculator Pavilion in Speculator, NY on Thursdays from 2pm to 5pm from June 24 to September 9, 2021.
Lake George Village Farmers' 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 12 through September 4, 2019 on Wednesdays.
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 2021 dates are June 25 to September 3, Fridays 9am to 2pm.
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.
Hackensack Mountain
Warrensburg, NY
Hackensack Mountain is a small Adirondack mountain located in Warrensbug, NY and rises approximately 1,357 feet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pulp Mill Museum
Lake Luzerne, NY
Museum of industrial machinery, photos. Houses the first American made grinding machine made by Bagley & Sewell of Watertown.
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.
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!
Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum
Stony Creek, NY
History of life and industry in historic home in Stony Creek.
Gore Mountain
North Creek, NY
Gore Mountain is a premier family ski resort in upstate New York, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains with 110 trails (2,537 vertical ft), 14 lifts, and six on-mountain dining options!
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.
Schoolhouse Museum
Lake Luzerne, NY
Old schoolhouse from early days of Lake Luzerne. Antique furniture, desks, school bell.