The vast Adirondack landscape of Hamilton County inspires a range of creative enterprises. Home to arts centers, antique shows, art galleries and shops, tours, and a world-class museum, you'll find everything from fine art and sculpture to Adirondack-style furnishings and crafts made by talented local artisans.
While The Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake is closed for the winter season, it is a must-see destination that offers exceptional cultural programming and holds an expansive collection of Adirondack art. Many of the museum's exhibits are interactive, providing an engaging view of the history of the Adirondacks, including indigenous peoples, mining operations, Great Camps and lots more. Keep the museum in mind for when they reopen for the season!
Great Camp Sagamore is also closed for the winter season. It's authentic buildings, dating from 1897, are designated as a National Historic Landmark from America’s Gilded Age. Sign up for a tour or stay as an overnight guest in this extraordinary Great Camp on Sagamore Lake that was owned by the Alfred Vanderbilt family from 1901-1954.
Scenic Blue Mountain Lake is home to the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, which offers an array of events, workshops, and theater. Watch Shakespeare, re-imagined and performed outdoors, take a workshop on filmmaking or oil painting, explore the gallery, and even take home a one of a kind treasure. Exhibits here have ranged from exquisitely made quilts to oil paintings to pottery.
Keep an eye on the events page for live music and gatherings of talented artists from around the area, like the Rustic Furniture Street Fair in Blue Mountain Lake, Music on the Point in Speculator, the Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show in Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake, and Arts in the Park in Inlet.