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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.

daytime at mason lake during summer
Mason Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Mason Lake is a great fishing spot for anglers in the Adirondacks looking for largemouth bass.
image of fish caught on the black river
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.
fly fisherman fishing in the waters of indian river during early fall foliage
Indian River
Hamilton County, NY
The Indian River is a very wide waterway located in Hamilton County.
rider on the water ride curse of the silverback
Enchanted Forest Water Safari
Old Forge, NY
Enchanted Forest Water Safari, New York's Largest Water Theme Park, with over 50 exhilarating rides and attractions, including 32 heated water rides is your best Get Wet bet this summer!
view of a large lake with surrounding forest
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.
Fawn Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Fawn Lake is a small body of water great for fishing and relaxing in the Adirondacks.
Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake are great bodies of water for anglers in Hamilton County.
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.
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.
Long Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Long Lake is a 14 mile stretch of water that is a great fishing for anglers in the Adirondacks.
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.
Lake Lila
Hamilton County, NY
Lake Lila is a great fishing spot that is not easily accessed in the middle of the wilderness.
striking photo of kayaks in water surrounded by forest
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.
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.
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.
Raquette Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Raquette Lake is the home for New York State's broodstock lake trout.
Sacandaga River
Hamilton County, NY
The Sacanadaga River is a great location for anglers searching for trout in the Adirondacks.
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.
West Canada Lake Wilderness
Hamilton County, NY
The West Canada Lake Wilderness is nearly half of Hamilton County and has over 50 ponds.
Forked Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Forked Lake is a great fishing location for small and largemouth bass, brook trout, and landlocked salmon.
McCauley Mountain in the sunset
McCauley Mountain Ski Area
Old Forge, NY
McCauley Mt. is BIG skiing in a small package. Challenge enough to spawn two Olympic skiers, yet friendly enough to be "New York's Best Family Mountain." Featuring easier trails from the summit, as well as steep bumps to feed skiers and snowboarders.
Indian Lake and Jessup River
Hamilton County, NY
The Indian Lake and Jessup River have a large smelt population that equals big fish.
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.
Oxbow Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Oxbow Lake has great bass fishing for anglers and is located northwest of the Piseco Lake.
Lake Durant
Hamilton County, NY
Lake Durant is a small lake located in Hamilton county of the Adirondacks.
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.
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.
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.
Francis Lake
Lewis County, NY
Francis Lake is a great shallow weedy lake off Route 26.
Raquette Lake Sunrise
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.
a pond with a rustic, covered viewing platform, surrounded by trees and a sloping, green lawn
Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake features exhibitions about the Adirondacks in 24 modern galleries and historic buildings. You can explore topics ranging from logging to boating as well as enjoy hands-on activities.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Adirondack League Club
The Adirondack League Club was established in 1890, and members enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, and other outdoor recreational activities.
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.
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.