The Adirondacks: Wonderland of New York!
Discover a four-season wonderland! This region of sky-high mountains, pine-scented forests and pristine waters presents a perfect mix of wilderness and civilization.
The over six-million-acre Adirondack Park has 46 high peaks, more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and thousands of miles of foot trails and canoe routes. Just a few hours’ drive or train ride from major East Coast cities, it’s a haven for year-round fun—fishing, swimming and boating in summer; hiking and biking amid spectacular autumn scenery; and in winter, world-class skiing and boarding.
Lake Placid, rated Number 1 of Budget Travel's Top 11 Coolest Winter Places in America, is famous for its Olympic Sports Complex, lively nightlife, and posh resorts. You can speed skate around the Olympic Oval, ride a bobsled or whoosh to the mountaintop on Whiteface Lake Placid’s Cloudsplitter gondola—in every season! Grand hotels include Mirror lake Inn, recently voted the #1 Resort in the Northeast by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, and Whiteface Lodge, named a Top 5 Vacation Destination by Towne & Country.
Enjoy legendary Adirondack hospitality at family campgrounds, dude ranches, and waterside hotels like The Point, a Forbes 5-Star resort on Saranac Lake, and the elegant Sagamore in Bolton Landing. Make a Splash at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge, near Lake George, boasting a giant indoor waterpark.
Set beside the Queen of American Lakes, Lake George Village offers year-round fun. Relax on a sandy beach or view the colorful fall foliage on a steamboat cruise. Find great bargains at the Factory Outlets of Lake George. Kids love the Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom and Water Slide World.
Browse art galleries and craft studios in Saranac Lake, where you can board the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Follow the scenic Lakes to Locks Passage along Lake Champlain to explore Fort Ticonderoga, historic lighthouses, and great beaches. Go whitewater rafting on the Moose River or ride the flumes and slides at Enchanted Forest/Water Safari in Old Forge.
Other family-friendly attractions include Santa’s Workshop, open year-round in North Pole, and world-class nature museums: Tupper Lake’s W!ld Center and the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. Tubby Tubes snowtubing park in Lake Luzerne stays open for fast summer tubing on water-misted lanes or lazy-river rides on the Upper Hudson.
Great events range from the prestigious Lake Placid Horse Show in June to winter carnivals in February at Lake George and Saranac Lake. Don’t miss Queensbury’s Adirondack Balloon Festival, each September. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains, it’s the largest balloon event on the East Coast!
Adirondack Balloon Festival
Adirondack High Peaks
Adirondack River Outfitters
Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Dude Ranches, All Inclusive - Ridin Hy; 1000 Acres
Enchanted Forest/Water Safari
Factory Outlets/Lake George
Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Lake George Winter Carnival
Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid Olympic Bobsled
Lakes to Locks Passage
Mirror Lake Inn
Olympic Sports Complex
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge
The Point Resort
The Sagamore Resort
The W!ld Center
Tubby Tubes Company
Water Slide World
Whiteface Lake Placid