Explore the Adirondacks!
Home to one of the most expansive areas of wilderness in all of New York state, Hamilton County has endless natural wonder to explore and enrich our lives. Forests, lakes, streams, and mountains fill the view from every turn. Here, we share some of our favorite ways to explore all that this naturally wild and wonderful region has to offer. By boat, plane, foot, or on the road, we have a tour or excursion ready for people of all ages and interests to enjoy. The only prerequisite? A sense of adventure.
In the Adirondacks, our scenic roadways offer some of the prettiest views and panoramic vistas found in the entire six-million-acre Adirondack Park. Every season brings unique views and experiences. Post-leaf peeping season, the cold weather arrives and snow blankets the forest and mountains. In winter, driving the winding roads puts you straight into a holiday movie, with snowy trees as far as the eye can see, and it's such a special treat.
One of Hamilton County's greatest assets is that here, history comes to life and is truly accessible. Want to visit a historic Great Camp? You can do that here! At Great Camp Sagamore, the camp complex is shared with visitors through walking tours of the property in the summer, but it's closed in the winter. You can still ski around the grounds and the trail around the lake though! Be on the lookout for their two winter weekends, where they open up the facilities for tours.Float plane rides
Float plane rides
Plan on flying with one of the air services after the snow leaves! Charter a flight and experience the Adirondacks from a birds'-eye-view, or fly into the Adirondack Mountains for a backcountry camping or fishing trip.
As the ice melts, start thinking about taking a trip on a historic boat! Explore the scenic lake shores of the Adirondacks from the bow of a classic wooden motorboat or replica steamer, and dine on the water too! Thanks to companies in Raquette Lake and Blue Mountain Lake, you can get a hearty dose of fun, history, and Adirondack hospitality, all under bluebird skies.
Charming towns and villages provide a variety of unique attractions, from community festivals to open-air theatrical productions. In summer, seasonal roadside stands offer everything from handmade rustic goods to locally produced honey. Winter brings colorful festivals celebrating holidays and winter sports. For more fun, be sure to check out our events calendar, which is frequently updated to share the latest event updates.