Activities & Attractions

So much to see and do

In the Adirondacks, our biggest attraction of course is the Adirondacks – a vast, pristine playground of balsam forests, mountain peaks, and deep lakes offering unparalleled outdoor recreation, immersion in history, and activities that will make your getaway unforgettable! From historic Great Camps and live music to tours by floatplane and a replica steamer, there's a lot to do in our big outdoors and small towns.

Adirondack Great Camps

Historic Great Camps along the shores of Raquette Lake, itself a beauty, are best viewed from the water, aboard the stylish, comfortable W. W. Durant, a replica steamboat. The Durant's meals — brunch, dinner, and even moonlit dances — are a culinary treat. Pairing dessert with a gorgeous, sparkling sunset is one of the best ways to end a colorful day.

Another one of the region's unique Adirondack attractions is Great Camp Sagamore, the Adirondack retreat of one of the wealthiest men in early 20th America, now a National Historic Landmark. Sagamore offers overnight accommodations in storied Adirondack Great Camp luxury. Tours of the buildings and grounds, as well as special events are open to the general public throughout the year.

Arts and Culture

Hamilton County is proud to be the home of the famous Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, a beloved place to explore interactive exhibits, artwork, and buildings that celebrate the history that makes the Adirondacks a unique place to visit and live in.

You'll find more historic sites and museums all over the county. Exploring our scenic historic towns and hamlets is a perfect way to discover the work of talented artisans and craftspeople, creators of distinctly Adirondack-inspired paintings, photographs, furniture, and more. Our shops, studios, and galleries are full of beautiful treasures ready to draw you in to this area of inspiration and activity.

Ticket to ride

Looking for a tour where you can sit back, relax, and let someone take the reins, or tips for a sweet scenic drive? To help get as much activity in as possible, tours and excursions with local guides and adventurers are an extra fun way to experience the amazing Adirondack scenery. In the water or in the air, tours and excursions here are extra unique and distinctly Adirondack!

Year-round fun

Just because some attractions are closed in the winter, it doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Many businesses and organizations are now offering special virtual programming all year round! Check out our events page to find unique talks, workshops, and tours!

A group of visitors next to a sailboat in an interior museum exhibit.
Inside the ADKX.
a man and woman point up at the top of a rocky waterfall.
a man and woman pose for a picture in a  firetower.
a woman and a dachshund dog paddle in a canoe.

 

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6355 State Route 30
Indian Lake, NY 12842
History of Indian Lake & people who lived here.

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45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Three years running, The Wild Center was named the People’s Choice top attraction in the Adirondacks by the readers of Adirondack Life. The Wild Center has also been named named "#2 science museum in the country" by readers of USA Today.
View of The Wild Center sitting across a shimmering body of water

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Sagamore Road
Raquette Lake, NY 13436
Welcome to Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks at Raquette Lake, NY. Our 27 authentic National Historic Landmark designated buildings were the wilderness estate of the Vanderbilt family from 1901-1954.

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254 Antlers Road
Raquette Lake, NY 13436
ALL ABOARD! The best way to enjoy beautiful Raquette Lake is from the deck of the W.W. Durant. Cool breezes. Breathtaking scenery. Fascinating history. Scrumptious food.
WW Durant Boat on the lake with mountains in background

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160 State Route 28
Inlet, NY 13360
Located on beautiful Fourth Lake in Inlet, New York.  Free to the public. Enjoy spectacular sunsets at this location with live music Saturday evenings in July & August.

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9097 Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
New Season, New Experiences The renamed Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake is open for its 67th season, offering the most immersive and diverse visitor experience in its six decades.

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Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts’ (Arts Center) mission is to promote, develop, cultivate, present, and foster quality arts, which inspire enrich, educate, and entertain people of all ages.
Loomis Road
Inlet, NY 13360
Fern Park is a free, four-season, town of Inlet recreation park located on Loomis Road, just off of South Shore Road. Visitors can hike, bike, ski, and snowshoe! There is even ice skating in winter and weddings in summer.
This four season park has so many recreational options.
Paynes Air Service

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Inlet, NY 13360
Helms Aero Service

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Rte 30
Long Lake, NY 12847
Raquette Lake Navigation

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Raquette Lake, NY 13436
Pedals & Petals

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Inlet, NY 13360
Inlet Marina & Lodging

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Inlet, NY 13360
Dunn's Boat Service

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1500 Big Moose Road
Eagle Bay, NY 13331
McComb's Oak Hill Maple Farm

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Speculator, NY 12164
Adirondack Saddle Tours

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Eagle Bay, NY 13331
Adirondack - Sacandaga River Sculpture Park

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Wells, NY 12190