Six million acres of mountains, woods, waterways, parks, and villages, a trip to the Adirondacks is sure to conjure some wild adventure. Home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 of the United States, endless canoeing and kayaking in the Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake regions, or extensive hiking trails of the High Peaks Wilderness in the Lake Placid Region.
Whiteface Mountain | Photo Courtesy of I Love NY
Gain a new perspective on nature while wandering above the treetops at The Wild Center, and meet otters, owls, and more at daily animal encounters.
Visit the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame to learn about the Olympic Games of 1932 and 1980, then try an exhilarating bobsled or skeleton ride at the Olympic Sports Complex!
Enjoy fine dining and world-class luxury in the town of Lake Placid.
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park | Photo Courtesy of Jo Amelia Finlay Bever
Take in more adventure at Six Flags Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, where you can try more than 130 rides.
Cruise pristine Lake George the way people have for more than a century on the Minne Ha Ha with Lake George Steamboat Company.
Explore Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park, the largest cave entrance in the eastern US, to learn about the geology of the Adirondacks, or mine for gems and fossils.
Spend the rest of the day exploring the picturesque town of Lake George.
Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course | Photo Courtesy of I Love NY
Challenge yourself at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course, with 15 ziplines and more than 130 obstacles of varying difficulties.
Great Camp Sagamore National Historic Landmark | Photo Courtesy of I Love NY
When Gilded Age hosts invited their well-to-do friends to join them in the Adirondacks, they talked of “vacating” the heat of the city for the cool mountain breezes, and the word “vacation” was born. Some of these spectacular retreats have been preserved for visitors, like the Great Camp Sagamore National Historic Landmark.
Hike some of the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks, ranging from the relatively easy Cascade Mountain to the very challenging Mt. Emmons.
Take Amtrak to Wild Adventure in the Adirondacks
Take Amtrak to a number of stations along the eastern side of the Adirondack Park, including Fort Edward-Glens Falls (FED), Whitehall (WHI), Ticonderoga (FTC), Port Henry (POH), Westport (WSP), Port Kent (PRK) and Plattsburgh (PLB). Don’t forget to use Amtrak’s See New York and Save 15% discount!