Experience the Adirondacks - it's wild!
Scenic and memorable, Hamilton County is located in the center of the six-million acre Adirondacks in northern New York state. With public recreation lands and waters totaling one million acres and comprising 95 percent of Hamilton county, there's an adventure around every corner. And, while wilderness is always right at your fingertips, our villages are conveniently scattered throughout the region, making restaurants, lodging, and a variety of attractions available. There is so much to experience in the heart of the Adirondacks.
Plan your fall adventure
The leaves on the trees are turning and the air is pleasantly cool, perfect for hiking or some fall paddling. Hamilton County is great for your fall outdoor recreation and your warm, cozy indoor experiences. If you want to be adventurous you can take the Fire Tower Challenge and hike to all five historic fire towers with stunning views of the Adirondack region. Or, you can whitewater raft the Hudson River. For paddling, try the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which connects to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Quebec.
If you would like to stay indoors visit the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. Their extensive collection of permanent and rotating exhibits will connect you to the way people have lived, played, and worked in the Adirondacks since the 19th century.
And don’t forget all the fall festivals that offer great leaf peeping opportunities and other fun fall activities.
- See the leaves and stay for the exhibits at The Adirondack Experience, Museum on the Blue Mountain Lake, a beautiful 22-building campus brimming with history and contemporary art.
- Soak up the view from the top! Bring those hiking boots and follow the trail to an Adirondack mountain peak where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views. Try the Fire Tower challenge and hike to all five fire towers.
- Learn some Adirondack history. We are home to the famous Great Camp Sagamore considered one of the most architecturally interesting of the great camps designed by William West Durant.
- Explore our unique towns! From mom-and-pop shops to outstanding restaurants sourcing local products, you'll find our towns charming and the proprietors welcoming.
- Celebrate the fall colors! Some festivals to look for are Oktoberfest, Rustic Furniture Festival, Antiques Festival, and ADK Kids Day. You can find a full list on our events page.
An outdoor vacation destination
You'll find a seemingly endless expanse of wilderness to explore in the Adirondacks, where there are adventures to be had at every turn. Start planning your Adirondack vacation today by browsing our lodging options!
WE INVITE YOU TO EXPERIENCE IT ALL IN THE ADIRONDACKS!