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Best things to do in Adirondack Mountains

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Music Venue
“It's 15 miles to celebrity entertainers. The drive there could take 18 to 60 minutes, depending on the time of year with traffic.”
104 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Beautiful historic race course. Bet on the horses and enjoy great people watching.”
60 locals recommend
Museum
“WildLife museum for the whole family. There is an inside and outside section.”
47 locals recommend
History Museum
“9097 New York 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812 Beautiful location and very well done, this is a museum for comfortable walking shoes and at least a couple of hours. There is an outdoor area for the kids where they can play historic games. The museum collection includes a number of large objects, including a Pullman railroad car, several guide boats and an Idem class racing sailboat, a steam locomotive, a one-room schoolhouse, the rustic "Sunset Cottage", and the Log Hotel, built in 1876 and original to the museum's site, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Other material includes: •A fine art collection that contains over 2500 works including oil and watercolor paintings, prints, and artists' sketchbooks. •The largest collection of historic inland wooden watercraft in the United States. •More than 70,000 historic photographs including the work of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Alfred Stieglitz, and Eliot Porter. •The largest public collection of rustic furniture in North America. The museum owns many pieces created by Joe Bryere, a local woodworking artist. ”
44 locals recommend
Mountain
“The only Olympic mountain in North East America! Views are breathtaking and the skiing is fabulous.”
50 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Saratoga Spa State Park is a 2,379-acre state park located in Saratoga County, New York in the United States. The park is in the City of Saratoga Springs, near US 9 and NY 50. The grounds contain mineral springs, classical bath and spa houses, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.”
49 locals recommend
Ski Area
“A great mountain for skiing in the winter with beginner, intermediate, and expert trails. You can see the beautiful fall foliage and amazing views with a ride up the Gondola in the fall. There are also many mountain biking trails.”
43 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A must see for those interested in the rich history that surrounds Lake Champlain.”
26 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“You can't beat the food, wine or atmosphere. They also offer live music some nights. ”
44 locals recommend
Casino
“The Turning Stone Resort and Casino is wildly popular to visit, whether you’re looking to gamble or to go to one of the many restaurants or bars, they have everything you need. Turning Stone also features a lot of live entertainment, a night club called Lava, and a PGA golf course.”
20 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”
31 locals recommend
Boutique
“Large outlet mall with all of your typical outlet stores. Great for a rainy day with the ladies or family.”
17 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Starhaven is located about 8 miles from the Southern Adirondacks, an area of mountains, forests, lakes and wildlife. There are several local hiking trails of varying skill levels.”
21 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The National Park is dedicated to the Revolution battle that took place in the area. Just outside the park is the Saratoga National Cemetery where those who have fought for the US are interred in their final resting place. ”
23 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“For a cruise on the Lake, take one of several Big Boats....different times of day available! Reservations Recommended! ”
21 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Get a perspective from the treetops with this aerial adventure course! 10 minutes away to fun!”
21 locals recommend