The Adirondack Mountains offer a captivating blend of pristine wilderness, outdoor adventure, and rich cultural heritage. Spanning over six million acres, it is the largest protected natural area in the United States, drawing visitors from around the world to its breathtaking landscapes and diverse recreational opportunities.

Encompassing parts of northeastern New York, the Adirondack Park is a mosaic of forests, mountains, lakes, and rivers. Its rugged terrain includes over 46 high peaks towering above 4,000 feet, providing hikers and climbers with unparalleled challenges and stunning vistas. Among these peaks, Mount Marcy reigns as the tallest, offering a rewarding summit experience for those who brave its trails. Its numerous lakes and rivers provide opportunities for boating and swimming, while quaint towns offer a glimpse into the area’s rich history and culture. Better yet, there are no park fees to enter, no gates that close at night, just a boundless natural preserve and the promise of adventure.

The Adirondack Park is not only a haven for outdoor recreation but also a repository of rich cultural history and heritage. Native American tribes have called this land home for thousands of years, leaving behind traces of their ancient presence in the form of petroglyphs and archaeological sites. European settlers arrived in the 19th century, drawn by the region’s abundant natural resources and scenic beauty, and their legacy is preserved in historic towns, museums, and landmarks scattered throughout the area.

Lake George Area (Warren County)

The Lake George Area is an inviting natural paradise begging to be discovered by land or water, as it offers so many adventures at your fingertips. A great way to start exploring is on a railbike adventure! With the Revolution Rail Company, you can peddle your way through the picturesque Adirondack mountains, while historic ships and steamboats dock along the shores of Lake George.

This area is filled with family-friendly activities. From a 70-year-old amusement park, Six Flags Great Escape, to treetop adventures at Adirondack Adventure Centre and exploring the dinosaur trails at Lake George Expedition Park. Lake George’s historic sites and museums are some of its top attractions. You can stroll the battlements of a French and Indian War-era fort and watch the firing of cannons and reenactments of the Battles of Lake George at the Fort William Henry Museum.

The charming town of Lake George, with its quaint streets dotted with shops, cafes and restaurants, provides a perfect base for discovering the area’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, making it a beloved destination for adventurers and history enthusiasts alike.

Four "must do" things in Lake George

Fort William Henry Museum – The museum serves as the inspiration for the movie “Last of The Mohicans,” recounting the historical significance of the fort during the British, French, and American conflicts.

Sembric MuseumLocated just twenty minutes outside of Lake George in Bolton Landing, this lesser-known museum features a diverse collection of contemporary art. It emphasizes both emerging and established artists from around the globe, providing a lively cultural experience with rotating exhibits, workshops, and events suitable for art enthusiasts of all ages.

RevRailTraverse scenic routes along the historic railroad tracks on a pedal-powered railbike, enjoying breathtaking views of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. Suitable for all ages, it’s a unique and memorable way to experience the beauty of the region.

The Silo Restaurant – Everybody has to eat right? The Silo has been in operation since 1982 and is owned by a Dutch man who relocated three barns from different farms to the property and joined them, creating the infrastructure for the ultimate destination for both locals and visitors. Freshly baked apple cinnamon doughnuts, hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, along with a charming farm-style barn atmosphere, have been drawing travellers for over four decades.

Lake Placid

Lake Placid, a village in the Adirondack Mountains in New York state along with nearby Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region.

It is best known as the two-time site of the Winter Olympics in 1932 and again in 1980 where you can enjoy downhill skiing, at Whiteface Mountain, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and telemark as well as ice climbing and snowmobiling in the winter months. In summer the ski and snowshoe trails become beautiful scenic hiking and biking trails. Climb the 46 High Peaks, fish in the rivers or kayak and canoe in the lakes. While you are here, make sure you take the 2.5 mile walk around Mirror Lake or enjoy a round of golf on the lush fairways and well-manicured greens that are unique to Lake Placid.

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