Adirondacks, New York State Attractions
The Adirondacks, a range of hills of medium height, forest covered and with numerous lakes, lie in the far north of New York State; geologically they form part of the Canadian Shield. The highest peak is Mount Marcy (5345 ft). The Adirondacks have long been a favorite holiday and recreation area, offering excellent fishing, shooting and walking. The area can be explored by canoe on the 125 mi. long waterway from the Old Forge in the west to Saranacs in the north-west of the Adirondack Park.
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville, New York
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves is a series of caves, rock formations and underground waterways. Visitors can tour the caves on a well-marked path.The massive stone bridge arch was originally known as Bridge of God, named by Spanish explorers.Just 23 miles north of Lake George in the Adirondack mountains, is Natural Stone Bridge and Caves where visitors can hikeon a self-guided tour to explore the largest cave entrance in the East, waterfalls, gorge, lighted caves and much more. Guided adventure tours which includes a "cave float" are available at an additional cost.Visitors can also enjoy gemstone mining, Frisbee golf, bouldering walls, dino digs, crystal quest and gold rush mines, the Adirondack Memories Museum, PBS Video presentations, fish feeding, picnic areas with grills , covered pavilions, playgrounds and a rock shop.
Ausable Chasm, New York
The Ausable Chasm is a natural attraction that was established in 1870. The Ausable River has formed waterfalls and rapids in this 1.5 mile gorge. Visitors can ride the river on a white water raft, kayak or inner tube.The Ausable Chasm also offers self-guided walking trails with scenic vistas and the opportunity to pan for gemstones and fossils.
White Pine Camp, Paul Smiths, New York
White Pine Camp was built in 1907 and expanded in 1911. In 1926, it served as President Coolidge's 1926 Summer White House. It was owned by several prominent families and severely neglected in later years. White Pine Camp has recently been restored and the grounds feature guest cabins, a Japanese Tea House, Boat House and bowling alley.
Constable Hall, Constableville, New York
The building of Constable Hall began in 1810 and took 9 years to build. The house contains original furnishings, artifacts and a library. Constable Hall served as the home of seven generations of the Constable family. The grounds include formal gardens in the pattern of the Cross of St. Andrew.
American Maple Museum, Croghan, New York
The American Maple Museum features exhibits that depict the story of maple production from lumbering through to maple syrup production. The main floor has a replica sugar house and the Maple Industry Hall of Fame. The second floor of the American Maple Museum features early syrup making techniques and equipment.
Glens Falls, New York
Glens Falls was founded in 1759 as part of a land grant settlement. The villages was destroyed in 1780 by the British and then resettled in 1788. Visitors to Glens Falls can enjoy a visit to Adirondack Park, which occupies six million acres of public and private land.
Chapman Historical Museum
The Chapman Historical Museum is housed in the restored Victorian home of the DeLong family, which was remodeled in 1868. The exhibition galleries include period furnishings as well as an area history display of artifacts and photos taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard.
Hyde Collection Art Museum
The Hyde Collection Art Museum is housed in a furnished Florentine Renaissance mansion. The collections range from paintings, sculpture, tapestries and period furniture that date back to the 4th century B.C.
Minerva Historical Society Museum, Olmstedville, New York
The Museum is housed in the Methodist Church with two permanent exhibits on display. The Tree of Life Mural with charts and files for ancestry research of the original settlers of Minerva and work by Winslow Homer including prints of his original oils and water colors done in Minerva.
Bolton Landing, New York
Bolton Landing was an American Indian encampment on a wilderness trail, today it is a popular resort area. Boating, water skiing and parasailing are popular activities on Lake George.
Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum
The Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum is the summer teaching studio of Diva Marcella Sembrich. Exhibits feature gowns, period furnishings, and momentos that belonged to Marcella Sembrich. Photographs with notes from colleagues including Caruso, Paderewski, Strauss, Puccini, Verdi, and Rachmaninoff are on display.
High Falls Park, Chateaugay, New York
High Falls Park is located on the Chateaugay river in upstate New York. The main feature of the park is a120-foot waterfall. Nature trails, fishing and cross-country skiing are offered as well as camping facilities.
Elizabethtown, New York
Elizabethtown offers the opportunity for many recreational activities due to its close proximity to Adirondack Park, Lake Champlain and the Olympic Village of Lake Placid.
Adirondack History Center
The history of the Champlain Valley is offered through a sound and light show. A forest fire observation tower, formal garden, and displays of pioneer settlement and wilderness exploration are features of the center.
Old Forge, New York
A canoe trip originates in Old Forge and travels through the eight lakes of Fulton Chain. Old Forge offers activities including boating, golf, water skiing, fishing, canoeing, hiking, swimming and mountain biking.
Arts Center (Old Forge)
Arts Center/Old Forge includes exhibits of paintings, pottery, photographs and other work from the permanent collection. Workshops are available for various age groups and performances are offered as well.
Old Forge Lake Cruises
Enchanted Forest (Water Safari)
The Enchanted Forest-Water Safari is a 60 acre water theme park with 50 rides and attractions. 31 heated water slides are featured along with circus shows.
Great Camp Sagamore, Raquette Lake, New York
This summer retreat, Great Camp Sagamore, was built in 1897 and expanded in 1901. For more than 50 years it served as the summer retreat of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt and Margaret Emerson family.
Rouses Point, New York
Rouses Point is less than a mile from the Canadian Border. Nearby are the ruins of Fort Montgomery. It replaced Fort Blunder which was abandoned in 1818, when it was learned that the land belonged to Canada.
Blue Mountain Lake, New York
Blue Mountain rises 3,759 feet above Blue Mountain Lake. The summit can be reached by a 3 mile trail.
Exhibits at the Adirondack Museum include many aspects of the region's history - boats and boating, a cottage that displays Adirondack Rustic architecture, history of the people who lived in the area from the 1800s to the middle of the 1900s. This is all available in twenty buildings on 32 acres.
Address: Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812-0099, United States
Opening hours: May 28 to Oct 18: 10am-5pm
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $18.00, Senior over 62 $17.00, Military discount $17.00, Students $17.00, Child 12 & under $8.00, Child 5 & under FREE
Useful tips: Admission is good for a second visit within a one week period.
Disability Access: Partial facilities for persons with disabilities.
Facilities: Gift shop, Wheelchair loan or rental
Chazy, New York
Founded in 1763, Jean Fromboise began an apple orchard after the Revolutionary War. Today, Chazy is noted for its McIntosh apple orchards.
Alice T. Miner Museum
The museum opened in 1924, by Alice T. Miner, a pioneer in the colonial revivement movement and wife of William H. Miner, railroad industrialist. The rooms are filled with period furniture, miniature furniture, a vast china collection, porcelain and glass, a superb collection of early samplers and other textiles, War of 1812 muskets, Revolutionary War cannon balls, dolls and other early Americana.
Lyons Falls - Lewis County Historical Society Museum (Gould Mansion)
Malone, New York
Malone is a popular area for downhill skiing and snowboarding in the winter and camping and golf during the summer.
Wilder Farm - Boyhood Home of Almanzo Wilder
The Almanzo Wilder Homestead consists of 84 acres of farmland, woods, the original post and beam restored farmhouse (1840-1843), reconstructed barns and outbuildings, a museum, research library, orchard, covered picnic pavilion, and nature trail to the Wilder family frontage on the Trout River.Guided tours of Wilder's boyhood home, which is also the setting for Laura Ingalls Wilder's novel "Farmer Boy", are available. Period furniture, family photographs, and a model of the farm are on display.
Address: 177 Stacy Road, Box 283, Malone, NY 12953, United States
Opening hours: 11am-4pm; Sun: 1pm-4pm
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $7.50, Senior $7.00, Child 16 & under $4.00, Child 5 & under FREE
Useful tips: Final tour each day begins at 3:00 pm.
Guides: Guided tour included with admission.
Franklin County House of History
Guided tours of the 1864 Italianate House of History museum, including period rooms and exhibits highlighting the history of Franklin County, NY. Popular exhibits on U.S. Vice-President and Malone native William A. Wheeler, Mohawk village diorama, pioneer tools, spinning wheels, and one-room schooling. The House of History is also the headquarters of the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society.
North Creek, New York
North Creek is a popular recreational area for downhill and cross-country skiing. White-water rafting expeditions are also available.
Gore Mountain Garnet Mine
The mine began operating in 1878 and is one of the largest garnet mines in the world. Tours of the original mining site and an open pit mine 800 feet below the summit of Gore Mountain are offered.
Saranac Lake, New York
Saranac Lake was first settled in 1819 and became a majore treatment center for tuberculosis. It is a popular resort area due to the many mountains and lakes.
Charles Dickert Wildlife Museum
Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage
Stevenson stayed in this cottage with his mother, Fanny, and Lloyd from October 1887 to April 1888. The museum contains books, albums and photographs, paintings and newspaper clippings.
Tupper Lake, New York
Tupper Lake began, in 1890, as a lumber and sawmill village and is now a resort area. Fishing, boating, swimming and camping opportunities are available.
Wilmington, New York
Wilmington offers many recreational opportunities for summer and winter.
High Falls Gorge
The High Falls Gorge ravine is cut into the base of Whiteface Mountain by the Ausable River. One set of the trails is used in the summer and winter to access a natural gorge on steel bridges, walkways and groomed paths. The second set of trails is used for hiking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.
Address: Box 1678, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1678, United States
Opening hours: May 1 to Jun 30: 9am-5pm
Jul 1 to Aug 31: 9am-5:30pm
Sep 1 to Oct 31: 9am-5pm
Nov 26 to Mar 27: 9am-4pm; Closed: Wed, Thu
Jul 1 to Aug 31: 9am-5:30pm
Sep 1 to Oct 31: 9am-5pm
Nov 26 to Mar 27: 9am-4pm; Closed: Wed, Thu
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $13.50, Child 12 & under $9.50
Useful tips: Admission applies to Waterfall Trail.
Facilities: Gift shop
Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway
This roadway leads to the parking area near the summit of Whiteface Mountain. The summit can be reached by a hiking trail or electric elevator set in the cone of the peak.