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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 Mountain is an alpine ski resort in the Adirondack Mountains, located in North Creek, New York. The mountain is a popular winter destination, attracting skiers from all over the east. It is the closest large mountain in New York to the Capital District metro area. This wonderful family ski resort makes lots of snow for their 110 trails. If you haven't skied here, you have missed out on the best mountain for getting your kids into skiing. They have wonderful instructors and their race program is top notch. Off-season they offer hiking, scenic rides, mountain biking, festivals, and more! They offer workshops, downhill bike camps, festivals, and more throughout the summer and fall. Check it out!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Museum
“WildLife museum for the whole family. There is an inside and outside section.”
  • 46 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“A personal favorite for spring, summer and fall walks, Spa State Park is an expansive parcel of land right outside of downtown Saratoga. Escape the hustle and bustle inside the park either with a scenic drive, or a beautiful walk. Located in the park is Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where you may be interested in catching a concert! Also found in the park is the National Museum of Dance, the Roosevelt Baths, and the Saratoga Spa Golf Course.”
  • 50 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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“This local favorite has an amazing array of wines and a delicious menu. Great atmosphere, great service and great eats! Not a place to bring the kids, for that, try Basil & Wicks or Beck's Tavern.”
  • 44 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
“Just 20 minutes away from this famous track during the summer, with harness racing and Casino year round. ”
  • 33 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
“This local favorite has an amazing array of wines and a delicious menu. Great atmosphere, great service and great eats! Not a place to bring the kids, for that, try Basil & Wicks or Beck's Tavern.”
  • 44 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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