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Best things to do in Adirondack Mountains

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Music Venue
“Great hiking trails, playground for kids, farmers market on a Sunday is awesome, concerts ”
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“Most likely you are visiting for the track--great place to have fun for the day!”
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State / Provincial Park
“Saratoga Spa State Park is a 2,379-acre state park located in Saratoga County, New York in the United States. The park is in the City of Saratoga Springs, near US 9 and NY 50. The grounds contain mineral springs, classical bath and spa houses, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.”
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“WildLife museum for the whole family. There is an inside and outside section.”
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Ski Area
“Skiing in the winter, hiking, ​and biking in the summer and fall! Great views!”
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History Museum
“9097 New York 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812 Beautiful location and very well done, this is a museum for comfortable walking shoes and at least a couple of hours. There is an outdoor area for the kids where they can play historic games. The museum collection includes a number of large objects, including a Pullman railroad car, several guide boats and an Idem class racing sailboat, a steam locomotive, a one-room schoolhouse, the rustic "Sunset Cottage", and the Log Hotel, built in 1876 and original to the museum's site, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Other material includes: •A fine art collection that contains over 2500 works including oil and watercolor paintings, prints, and artists' sketchbooks. •The largest collection of historic inland wooden watercraft in the United States. •More than 70,000 historic photographs including the work of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Alfred Stieglitz, and Eliot Porter. •The largest public collection of rustic furniture in North America. The museum owns many pieces created by Joe Bryere, a local woodworking artist. ”
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“Take the gondola to the top of the ski mountain year round for amazing views!”
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Historic Site
“Another Great Fort with local history! About an hour drive, but the drive itself is an adventure! Take 9N over Tongue Mountain...stop on the way and enjoy the day!”
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“This is a must see,if you are an opera fan go on over and see what is available , the opera grounds are fun to see as well. Great little cafe and ask for Liz tell her Alice and Sergio sent you,she can tell you everything there is to know about where to find info for everything at the Glimmerglass opera house,she is one of the few that has been there since the doors opened and have evolved into this amazing gem along the lake. ”
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Tapas Restaurant
“You can't beat the food, wine or atmosphere. They also offer live music some nights. ”
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“Breakfast at the track at 7am is awesome you get to watch the horses warm up for the days events while munching on a buffet breakfast. ”
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American Restaurant
“Lisa G's offers a wide range of food for everyone. Great wings! Great atmosphere, especially in the summer when you can enjoy the deck next to the river. Separate bar area. Great for bigger parties”
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“So many great places to eat , be it casual from the Food Hall ( 6 in one) and Seasons Harvest Buffett, to the ever popular Tin Rooster at EXIT 33, to going right up the ladder with Pino Bianco, Noodle, Noodle, Peach Blossom, Emeralds, Upstate Tavern and TS Steakhouse on the 26th floor! ”
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“A local favorite with fabulous bar food and beer brewed on site. Our favorites-pretzels with beer cheese or loaded mac.”
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Coffee Shop
“Highly recommend for bagels-plain, sandwich, scooped, you name it, they've got it.”
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Boat or Ferry
“For a cruise on the Lake, take one of several Big Boats....different times of day available! Reservations Recommended! ”
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