Activities & Attractions

Attractions in the Adirondacks

Activities for the whole family

Please note: During 2020, a number of attractions have temporarily closed or are limiting admission. If you are interested in visiting a specific event or destination, please check the business' website or Facebook page for opening information. As we all adjust to the changes Covid-19 has caused, we thank you for your interest in the Adirondacks and for your patience. We hope you will enjoy exploring the Adirondacks, either in person or virtually!

 

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. 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.

Adirondack Great Camps

Here, in the heart of the central Adirondacks, where wilderness is the main attraction, we love to share our unique history. 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 warm summer 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.

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.

The Wild Center is currently operating...
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake
12986
  
Open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday,...
149 Route 28
Inlet
13360
  
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts’ (...
3446 Route 28
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
  
Bringing you "An Evening with the Symphony"...
PO Box 680
Inlet
13360
  
ALL ABOARD! The best way to enjoy beautiful...
254 Antlers Road
Raquette Lake
13436
  
Welcome to Great Camp Sagamore in the...
Sagamore Road
Raquette Lake
13436
  
A touch of Finland in the Adirondacks! Trail...
139 Lapland Lake Rd
Benson
12134
  
New Season, New Name, New Experiences  ...
9097 Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
  
Pig Rock in Speculator One of the most...
NY 30
Speculator
12164
  

Long Lake Camp Inc.

83 Long Lake Camp Way
Long Lake
12847
(518) 624-4831
  

Blue Mountain Designs

8940 Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
(518) 352-7000
  

Pedals & Petals

176 Route 28
PO Box 390
Inlet
13360
(315) 357-3281
  

McComb's Oak Hill Maple Farm

227 Elm Lake Road
PO Box 61
Speculator
12164
(518) 548-6105
  

Adirondack - Sacandaga River Sculpture Park

New York State Route 30 -South Main Street
Wells
12190
(518) 774-6641
  

Raquette Lake Navigation

254 Antlers Road
PO Box 100
Raquette Lake
13436
(315) 354-5532
  

Indian Lake Theater

13 West Main Street
Indian Lake
12842
(518) 648-5950
  

Abanakee Studios

Route 28
Indian Lake
12842
(518) 648-5013
  

Paynes Air Service

431 Route 28
Inlet
13360
(315) 357-3971
  

Helms Aero Service

Rte 30
Long Lake
12847
(518) 624-3931
  

Adirondack Saddle Tours

4 Uncas Road
PO Box 470
Eagle Bay
13331
(315) 390-4005
  

Long Lake Boat Tours

1249 Main Street
Long Lake
12847
(518) 624-5253
  

Indian Lake Museum

6355 State Route 30
Indian Lake
12842
(518) 648-5377
  

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