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Things to do in Adirondack Mountains

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Music Venue
“Best place to see a concert and close enough to leave the car and walk right over. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Mountain
“Enjoy a Gondola Ride in the summer or downhill skiing in the winter. www.whiteface.com/ ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Named one of the world’s greatest sporting venues by Sports Illustrated, the past comes alive in the historic grandstand every summer.”
  • 71 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great museum with terrific exhibits that explain the unique history of the Adirondacks. A must visit during your stay, for both kids and adults. Nice cafe for lunch, or stop at the historic hotel in nearby Long Lake.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Enjoy an open-air chairlift ride through the lush green foliage on Friday and Saturday, or climb aboard the gondola skyride this Sunday. Learn about the mountain's unique layout and rich history in free interpretive talks led by knowledgeable staff at 11am and 1pm each day at the top of the skyride. Explore the hiking network with options for all abilities and varying distances, or bring your downhill bike and helmet for some challenging lift-serviced runs. For even more family-friendly adventure, try a round of disc golf on the new Airbender Woods 9-hole course. Visit the Open Pit Grille on the expansive sundeck for a tasty meal, refreshing beverage, or quick snack, as well as recreation supplies, safety essentials, gifts, and souvenirs.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Museum
“The Wild Center, formerly known as the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, is a natural history center in Tupper Lake, New York, near the center of New York state's Adirondack Park.”
  • 49 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“I love getting spring water from the park, going for a bike ride, or a picnic with friends at a pavilion! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Built by the French during French & Indian War, captured by the British and finally captured by the Americans. Abandoned for years and plundered for stone by locals. Beautifully restored with a top notch museum, powder horn collection and great bookstore for the history lover. Dont forget the Kings Garden and the battle site between Samuel Champlain and his native allies and the fierce Mohawk of the upper Hudson and Mohawk Valleys. The French firearms proved to be decisive and a lake was named and mapped. 5 miles by ferry. 25 or so by Champlain Bridge.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“First Class Service and Food, an Oasis in the Wild... Great Appetizers and Wine Selection ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Casino
“Casino, World Class Golf, and Multiple Restaurants about a 50 minute drive.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The park is about a 20 minute drive from the schoolhouse and is great for the avid or casual hiker. There is also a driving road open seasonally. There are beautiful views!”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Lisa G's is a go-to with us whether it's for drinks, lunch or dinner. It's ALWAYS good!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Boutique
“The Factory Outlets are the ultimate stop for anyone who loves to shop! Open year-round and offering the latest apparel and gifts. Shopping. Family Friendly. Great Lodging. Restaurants. Destinations: Gap Outlet, Eddie Bauer Outlet, L.L. Bean Outlet. Just a 35 min drive.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Racetrack
“If you like horse racein this is the place to go. Head up 787 North and follow the signs. Saratoga racetrack also has dog races”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the best Brew-Pubs around! beer is great and so is the food! Outdoor patio and music in the summer. Definite hotspot!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Theme Park
“If you like Indoor Water Parks or the weather is too chilly for outdoor swimming, this place is so much fun!”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“First Class Service and Food, an Oasis in the Wild... Great Appetizers and Wine Selection ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Casino
“Casino, World Class Golf, and Multiple Restaurants about a 50 minute drive.”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Lisa G's is a go-to with us whether it's for drinks, lunch or dinner. It's ALWAYS good!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best Brew-Pubs around! beer is great and so is the food! Outdoor patio and music in the summer. Definite hotspot!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
“Brewpub with solid local craft brews and delicious, well-prepared pub food - ribs, BBQ chicken, burgers, etc.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“You will see these majestic boats cruising up and down the lake. Head into Lake George Village to take a ride yourself! Offering many options from short cruises to day-long cruises to dinner cruises.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Basil & Wick's is the place to eat after a long day on the mountain. From award-winning chili, to fried calamari and cheese fondue, you can order a snack or a full meal from their diverse bar menu. Sports fans will not miss a game - our three 52" HD televisions will keep you up to the minute on all the action. A great family restaurant, go early or late to avoid the crowds.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Smoke Signals menu combines classic BBQ staples with innovative creations and uses of smoke. Everything at Smoke Signals is made from scratch, and all meats are smoked in house. Enjoy genuine low and slow smoked barbeque overlooking Mirror Lake and the high peaks. Local ingredients and 12 craft & local beers on tap”
  • 23 locals recommend

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