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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. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Mountain
“A great place to ski and snowboard during the winter. During the warmer months you can drive or take a gondola ride up to the top to enjoy the beautiful views.”
  • 57 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.”
  • 70 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.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Great ski mountain! Short lines. Wide slopes. Gondola and ski lifts. Beginner to advanced skiing. Ski lessons available. Highly recommended.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Museum
“Looking for a place to view wildlife, walk through a forest, and canoe, all in one stunning spot? ”
  • 47 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“This NYS Park is about 8-9 miles south of us. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is here and it is also a lovely setting for any outdoor activity. Walks, swimming pools and picnic areas.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you love history and want to take a fantastic day trip, head to Fort Ticonderoga. ”
  • 30 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
“20 minutes away- This dynamic casino resort lies of the I-90. In addition to the casino, resort amenities include restaurants, nightclubs and live entertainment. The spa has a gym, golf & tennis are available. There's also an RV park.”
  • 21 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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“Our #1 favorite local restaurant. Friendly service and great food. Just a mile away from the studio!”
  • 33 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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“Great outdoor dining for pub style food. Great selection of craft beer on tap. ”
  • 47 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 restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“First Class Service and Food, an Oasis in the Wild... Great Appetizers and Wine Selection ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Casino
“20 minutes away- This dynamic casino resort lies of the I-90. In addition to the casino, resort amenities include restaurants, nightclubs and live entertainment. The spa has a gym, golf & tennis are available. There's also an RV park.”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Our #1 favorite local restaurant. Friendly service and great food. Just a mile away from the studio!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“Great outdoor dining for pub style food. Great selection of craft beer on tap. ”
  • 47 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
“One cannot possibly understand the title of “Queen of American Lakes” unless you get out on our water. You must take a ride to understand how it got the name and the rating of number 1 in the United States for the last three years and running! ”
  • 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
“Best BBQ in town. Friendly staff to boot. Located on Mirror Lake on main st with view of the lake.”
  • 21 locals recommend

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