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Things To Do In The Western Adirondack Region

Looking for something to do in the Western Adirondacks? Bring the kids to one of the biggest water parks in New York or check out one of the museums in the area. If you're feeling adventurous, you could even try a guided whitewater rafting tour.

Piseco Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Located in Arietta, NY in the Southern Adirondacks, Piseco Lake is a popular fishing spot for landlocked salmon, lake trout, and many more fish species.
Mason Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Mason Lake is a great fishing spot for anglers in the Adirondacks looking for largemouth bass.
Indian River
Hamilton County, NY
The Indian River is a very wide waterway located in Hamilton County.
Black River
Lewis County, NY
Black River is a great waterway for anglers in the Adirondack to land quality size fish in the Adirondacks of New York.
West Canada Lake Wilderness
Hamilton County, NY
The West Canada Lake Wilderness is nearly half of Hamilton County and has over 50 ponds.
Long Pond
Lewis County, NY
Long Pond is a deep, dark water lake that is great for anglers trying to catch splake, salmon, and brook trout.
Oxbow Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Oxbow Lake has great bass fishing for anglers and is located northwest of the Piseco Lake.
Sacandaga River
Hamilton County, NY
The Sacanadaga River is a great location for anglers searching for trout in the Adirondacks.
Lake Durant
Hamilton County, NY
Lake Durant is a small lake located in Hamilton county of the Adirondacks.
Lewey Lake and Miami River
Hamilton County, NY
Lewey Lake and Miami River have great fish populations and are great for anglers in the center of the Adirondacks.
Long Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Long Lake is a 14 mile stretch of water that is a great fishing for anglers in the Adirondacks.
Adirondack Woodcraft Camps
Old Forge, NY
Summer camp at Adirondack Woodcraft Camps means adventure, fun, and building skills and friendships that last forever. Campers ages 6 to 15 and Teen Leaders ages 16 and 17 thrive in a safe, non-competitive family atmosphere.
Twitchell Falls
Eagle Bay, NY
This waterfall can be difficult to find - the path is not marked, but is an easy hike once you find it.
McCauley Mountain Ski Area
Old Forge, NY
Skiing, snowboarding and more await at the family-friendly McCauley Mountain Ski Area in Old Forge, which offers all the excitement of a bigger mountain without the crowds and lines.
West Canada Creek, South Branch
Hamilton County, NY
The South Branch of West Canada Creed receives stockings of trout and is a great for anglers looking for this species.
McCauley Mountain
Old Forge, NY
McCauley Mountain in Old Forge offers much more than skiing - it's a mountain biking haven! The total descent is 2,077 feet with a vertical of 511 feet and 20 different trails with levels for all biking enthusiasts from novice to expert.
Limekiln Falls
Inlet, NY
Find a series of falls along the trail - the falls are 15 feet wide and nearly a half-mile long.
Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond
Hamilton County, NY
Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond were part of the 1997 Whitney Land purchase by the state. The waters offer a great wilderness experience.
Oswegatchie River, West Branch
Lewis County, NY
Anglers fishing the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River water's is a great opportunity to land great brook trout.
Raquette Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Raquette Lake is the home for New York State's broodstock lake trout.
Forked Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Forked Lake is a great fishing location for small and largemouth bass, brook trout, and landlocked salmon.
Indian Lake and Jessup River
Hamilton County, NY
The Indian Lake and Jessup River have a large smelt population that equals big fish.
Lake Lila
Hamilton County, NY
Lake Lila is a great fishing spot that is not easily accessed in the middle of the wilderness.
Beaver River Impoundments
Lewis County, NY
Beaver River Impoundments is a series of dams on the Beaver River that created reservoirs and a lake. The waterway offers a great scenic and peaceful scene for anglers.
Five Ponds Wilderness
Herkimer County, NY
Anglers that travel through the Five Ponds Wilderness area can find brook trout in it's scattered bodies of water.
Seventh Lake (Fulton Chain)
Hamilton County, NY
Seventh Lake is a great fishing spot for trout in the Adirondacks on the western border of Hamilton County.
Francis Lake
Lewis County, NY
Francis Lake is a great shallow weedy lake off Route 26.
Lake Bonaparte
Lewis County, NY
Lake Bonaparte sees heavy recreational use in the summer, but is a great fishing spot for anglers in Lewis County.
Eighth Lake (Fulton Chain)
Hamilton County, NY
Eighth Lake stretches along Route 28 and is great to find rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon.
Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake are great bodies of water for anglers in Hamilton County.
Fawn Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Fawn Lake is a small body of water great for fishing and relaxing in the Adirondacks.
Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Please note, Adirondack Experience is closed for the 2020 season. Find online programs, activities, and virtual experiences on their website and social media.
Kurt Gardner Photography Gallery
Old Forge, NY
Kurt Gardner Photography Gallery features and sells a large selection of photographs of the Adirondack Park. You can purchase HD quality metal prints, matted prints, and photos with custom wooden frames from their shop in Old Forge and online store.
Fern Park
Inlet, NY
Enjoy seasonal outdoor activities at Fern Perk in Inlet! Features at the park include a warming room, heated restrooms, and an indoor ice skating rink during the winter months.
Adirondack League Club
The Adirondack League Club was established in 1890, and members enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, and other outdoor recreational activities.
Goodsell Museum
Old Forge, NY
The Goodsell Museum is the headquarters of the Town of Webb Historical Association. Visitors can explore local history through carefully-curated exhibitions that change yearly. Open Tues-Sat 10 am - 3 pm year round with no admission charge.
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.
The Adirondack Lakes Center For The Arts
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
The Adirondack Lakes Center For The Arts, located in Blue Mountain Lake, offers classes, workshops, and special events in addition to live concerts, theater, and dance performances.
Old Forge Farmers' Market
The 2020 Old Forge Farmers' Market offers farm fresh produce from June 19 through October 9 on Fridays, 1pm to 5pm.
Clark's Marina
Eagle Bay, NY
Located in Inlet, Clark's Marina has been a top choice for expert marina services and boat sales & rentals for over 60 years. They also offer boat storage during the boating season and winter.
Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery Inc.
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
The Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery was established in 1908 and offers sailboat rentals, water skiing and wakeboarding, boat tours, and marina services.
Canton Farmers' Market
Come to the Canton Farmers' Market on Tuesdays and Fridays from May 8 - October 30, 2020 for veggies, local fruits, honey, eggs, meats, baked goods, and entertainment!
Strand Theater
Old Forge, NY
This popular 1920s-era theater in Old Forge, NY still plays first-run movies for residents and visitors. Build in some extra time to browse the theater's wonderful exhibit of movie memorabilia. Great prices, great popcorn, great ambiance!
Old Forge Lake Cruises
Old Forge, NY
Take an historic, narrated sightseeing tour through the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the Central Adirondacks!
YMCA Camp Gorham
Eagle Bay, NY
Overnight camp, family programs and more at this summer camp in the Adirondacks, encompassing 1500 pristine acres on a beautiful lake.
View
Old Forge, NY
View presents national and regional art exhibitions, performances and workshops for all ages.
Enchanted Forest Water Safari
Old Forge, NY
Enchanted Forest Water Safari, New York's Largest Water Theme Park will not open for the 2020 season. Make plans to visit in 2021 to enjoy 50 exhilarating rides and attractions, including 32 heated water rides.