Adventure in the Adirondacks is a given, especially when you’re taking Amtrak. Although
the Adirondack line has been suspended for some time due to Covid-19, the Adirondacks region is still just as fun as ever with trains to Fort Edwards and Glens Falls, then bus service to Lake George. Lake George showcases impressive views of the Adirondack Mountains while you canoe, kayak, paddleboard, parasail or engage in practically any other water activity. In the winter, Lake George hosts exciting events like the annual Lake George Winter Carnival and the new, Ice Castles at Lake George. Do you like to live life on the wild side? Visit Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course near Lake George or the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, not far from Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.
The Adirondacks are also known around the world for skiing. You can ski and stay at Whiteface and Gore Mountain. Would you like to see where the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics were held? Visit the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, the site of past Winter Olympics, the future Lake Placid Winter University Games in 2023 and the Lake Placid Olympics Museum. Lake Placid is the perfect winter destination. If you get a chance, just riding the train on the Adirondack line is an experience within itself with gorgeous views of the mountainous landscape.
Six million acres of mountains, woods, waterways, parks and villages. Starting points: Fort Edward-Glens Falls, Whitehall, Ticonderoga, Port Henry, Westport, Port Kent, Plattsburgh and Rouses Point.
Visiting the Adirondacks but don’t know how to plan out your trip? With so many things to see and places to go within the region, itineraries are always helpful tools for visiting the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Whether you’re passing through, spending the night or staying for a few days, we’ve got your planning covered.
Imagine relaxing under the stars from the deck of an old-fashioned paddle-wheeler while reminiscing about the glorious view you hiked to earlier that day. Or maybe you spent the afternoon at a sandy beach after an adrenaline-packed morning at an amusement park. You must be in Lake George! Urbanites have spent their vacations here since the mid-1800’s spurred by William H.H. Murray’s Adventures in the Wilderness, a combination guidebook and collection of short stories about this region of the Adirondacks. Murray took the train to Lake George for its fresh air, clear water and majestic, wildlife-laden forests.
Nothing says “family vacation” more than Million Dollar Beach! Throw some cold drinks and a picnic lunch in a cooler. Grab a couple of folding chairs, oversized towels, a pail and a shovel. It’s time to check off Million Dollar Beach, and some of the best beaches across NY off your bucket list…READ MORE
For those who love to get outside on a getaway, the Adirondacks are a gem. ‘Nothing new about that. As the railroads expanded into the region during the 1800s, the Adirondacks became the preferred summer destination for city dwellers who wished to cool off, breathe fresh air, and escape into nature…READ MORE
From Manhattan Island to the Île de Montréal, the Adirondack travels one of the most scenic train routes in the world. Over its 381 miles, this once-daily Amtrak train passes through the scenic Hudson River Valley and along Lake Champlain with Vermont’s Green Mountains rising from across the water….READ MORE
Amtrak’s Adirondack line is home to several stations that take travelers throughout this beautiful region. Stops include Fort Edward/Glens Falls (FED), Whitehall (WHL), Ticonderoga (FTC), Port Henry (POH), Westport (WSP), Port Kent (PRK), Plattsburgh (PLB) and Rouses Point (RSP).