Activities & Attractions

Attractions in the Adirondacks

Activities for the whole family

So much to see and do

In the Adirondacks, our biggest attraction of course is the Adirondacks – a vast, pristine playground of balsam forests, mountain peaks, and deep lakes offering unparalleled outdoor recreation. To help get as much activity in as possible, tours and excursions with local guides and adventurers are an extra fun way to experience the amazing Adirondack scenery.

Adirondack Great Camps

Here, in the heart of the central Adirondacks, where wilderness is the main attraction, we love to share our unique history. Historic Great Camps along the shores of Raquette Lake, itself a beauty, are best viewed from the water, aboard the stylish, comfortable W. W. Durant, a replica steamboat. The Durant's meals — brunch, dinner, and even moonlit dances — are a culinary treat. Pairing dessert with a gorgeous, sparkling sunset is one of the best ways to end a colorful day.

Another one of the region's unique Adirondack attractions is Great Camp Sagamore, the Adirondack retreat of one of the wealthiest men in early 20th America, now a National Historic Landmark. Sagamore offers overnight accommodations in storied Adirondack Great Camp luxury. Tours of the buildings and grounds, as well as special events are open to the general public throughout the year.

The front of an expansive, rough log hewn Adirondack Great Camp.

Arts and Culture

Hamilton County is proud to be the home of the famous Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, a beloved place to explore interactive exhibits, artwork, and buildings that celebrate the history that makes the Adirondacks a unique place to visit and live in.

A group of visitors next to a sailboat in an interior museum exhibit.

Exploring our scenic historic towns and hamlets is a perfect way to discover the work of talented artisans and craftspeople, creators of distinctly Adirondack-inspired paintings, photographs, furniture, and more. Our shops, studios, and galleries are full of beautiful treasures.

Year round fun

Just because some attractions are closed in the winter, it doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Many places are now offering special virtual programming all year round! Check out our events page to find unique talks, workshops, and tours!

History of Indian Lake & people who lived...
6355 State Route 30
Indian Lake
New Season, New Experiences Since opening...
9097 Route 30
Blue Mountain Lake
Welcome to Great Camp Sagamore in the...
Sagamore Road
Raquette Lake
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts’ (...
3446 Route 28
Blue Mountain Lake
ALL ABOARD! The best way to enjoy beautiful...
254 Antlers Road
Raquette Lake
Three years running, The Wild Center was...
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake
Fern Park is a free, four-season, town of...
Loomis Road
Located on beautiful Fourth Lake in Inlet,...
160 State Route 28

Moose River Farm

168 Woodcraft Road
Old Forge
(315) 860-0222

Inlet Marina & Lodging

4 South Shore Road
PO Box 679
(315) 357-4896

Dunn's Boat Service

1500 Big Moose Road
Eagle Bay
(315) 357-3532

The Strand Theatre of Old Forge

3093 Route 28
Old Forge
(315) 369-6703

Goodsell Museum - Town of Webb Historical Association

2993 Route 28
Old Forge
(315) 369-3838

Adirondack - Sacandaga River Sculpture Park

New York State Route 30 -South Main Street
(518) 774-6641

McComb's Oak Hill Maple Farm

227 Elm Lake Road
PO Box 61
(518) 548-6105

Pedals & Petals

176 Route 28
PO Box 390
(315) 357-3281

Raquette Lake Navigation

254 Antlers Road
PO Box 100
Raquette Lake
(315) 354-5532

Maple Moss Sugarworks

113 Limekiln Road
(315) 369-5005

Adirondack Saddle Tours

4 Uncas Road
PO Box 470
Eagle Bay
(315) 390-4005

Paynes Air Service

431 Route 28
(315) 357-3971

Helms Aero Service

Rte 30
Long Lake
(518) 624-3931

Town of Indian Lake


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