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Things to do in Adirondack Mountains

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Music Venue
“Check online for a full schedule of concerts COUNTRY FEST IS JULY 12, 2020 HUGE EVENT visit spac.org”
  • 110 locals recommend
Mountain
“Best North Country skiing and snowboarding. Family friendly. Beautiful scenery. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Only 14 easy miles from cottage to gate. It's the oldest flat track in America. A must go to and it will give you a unforgettable experience. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
History Museum
“A great day trip. Outdoor and indoor exhibits on the natural and social history of the Adirondacks. Things for kids to do. Stop in Tupper Lake on the way back for dinner and for grocery shopping.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Gore has 110 trails, boasts 2,537 vertical feet, and is home to the most skiable acreage in New York. Gore offers scenic skyrides, downhill mountain biking, hiking excursions, adventure attractions, zipline ride.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Museum
“WildLife museum for the whole family. There is an inside and outside section.”
  • 46 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Attractions at the park include: Saratoga Performing Arts Center Numerous mineral springs and the State Seal Spring. The park has an extensive trail system used by travelers and locals alike. Great place to get some exercise in sceneic surroundings, year round.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Historic Site
“take the historic cable ferry across the lake and tour one of the nation's oldest forts”
  • 27 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“First Class Service and Food, an Oasis in the Wild... Great Appetizers and Wine Selection ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Casino
“Turning Stone Casino is a great place to be whether you gamble or not. It is a large, clean, indoor city that is lively 24 hours a day. There are over a dozen great restaurants inside the casino. The casino has thousands of slot machines, a large bingo hall, and a fantastic poker room. Turning Stone also has a night club, shops, a spa, and a golf course. It is entirely free to enter, including parking. We think it is worth a visit even to just walk around inside!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful, peaceful, great views. 11 mile loop you can drive or bike, separate trail hikes for walking, informative 30 minute video of the history of the park at the welcome center. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“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”
  • 32 locals recommend
Boutique
“The Factory Outlets are the ultimate stop for anyone who loves to shop! Open year-round and offering the latest apparel and gifts. Shopping. Family Friendly. Great Lodging. Restaurants. Destinations: Gap Outlet, Eddie Bauer Outlet, L.L. Bean Outlet. Just a 35 min drive.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Racetrack
“If you like horse racein this is the place to go. Head up 787 North and follow the signs. Saratoga racetrack also has dog races”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Brewery with great food and brews and outdoor patio right in the heart of downtown. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Theme Park
“If you like Indoor Water Parks or the weather is too chilly for outdoor swimming, this place is so much fun!”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“First Class Service and Food, an Oasis in the Wild... Great Appetizers and Wine Selection ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Casino
“Turning Stone Casino is a great place to be whether you gamble or not. It is a large, clean, indoor city that is lively 24 hours a day. There are over a dozen great restaurants inside the casino. The casino has thousands of slot machines, a large bingo hall, and a fantastic poker room. Turning Stone also has a night club, shops, a spa, and a golf course. It is entirely free to enter, including parking. We think it is worth a visit even to just walk around inside!”
  • 19 locals recommend
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”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“Brewery with great food and brews and outdoor patio right in the heart of downtown. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Brewpub with solid local craft brews and delicious, well-prepared pub food - ribs, BBQ chicken, burgers, etc.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“One cannot possibly understand the title of “Queen of American Lakes” unless you get out on our water. You must take a ride to understand how it got the name and the rating of number 1 in the United States for the last three years and running! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Basil & Wick's is the place to eat after a long day on the mountain. From award-winning chili, to fried calamari and cheese fondue, you can order a snack or a full meal from their diverse bar menu. Sports fans will not miss a game - our three 52" HD televisions will keep you up to the minute on all the action. A great family restaurant, go early or late to avoid the crowds.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favorite restaurant in downtown Lake Placid. Lakefront dining and AMAZING eats!!!”
  • 20 locals recommend

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