Our Guidebook- The Adirondacks!

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Our Guidebook- The Adirondacks!

Neighborhoods

Great place to visit for commercial shopping, a lively downtown, and the beautiful lake champlain. You can also take a ferry to Vermont from here for a day trip to burlington.
36 locals recommend
Plattsburgh
36 locals recommend
Great place to visit for commercial shopping, a lively downtown, and the beautiful lake champlain. You can also take a ferry to Vermont from here for a day trip to burlington.
Your "All American City" located 10 minutes from Lake placid.
70 locals recommend
Saranac Lake
70 locals recommend
Your "All American City" located 10 minutes from Lake placid.
Home of Whiteface Mountain.
26 locals recommend
Wilmington
26 locals recommend
Home of Whiteface Mountain.
Home to a number of the high peaks and other beautiful hikes.
29 locals recommend
Keene Valley
29 locals recommend
Home to a number of the high peaks and other beautiful hikes.
Home to the historic covered bridge, Jay is a beautiful town made up of 3 hamlets (Jay, Upper Jay, and Au Sable Forks). The Au Sable River runs through it and is complete with artists, dairy farmers, and healers.
Jay
Home to the historic covered bridge, Jay is a beautiful town made up of 3 hamlets (Jay, Upper Jay, and Au Sable Forks). The Au Sable River runs through it and is complete with artists, dairy farmers, and healers.
Home to Port Kent and Port Douglas, Keeseville has small beaches, boating areas, and homes on Lake Champlain. With a main street, local farms, breweries, and wineries, it is a great place to visit!
Keeseville
Home to Port Kent and Port Douglas, Keeseville has small beaches, boating areas, and homes on Lake Champlain. With a main street, local farms, breweries, and wineries, it is a great place to visit!

Activities

olympic venue with Cross-Countri Skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and the Cliffside rollercoaster
16 locals recommend
Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & Biathlon Center
220 Bobsled Run Ln
16 locals recommend
olympic venue with Cross-Countri Skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and the Cliffside rollercoaster
Beautiful 18 hole course on the shores of lake champlain
8 locals recommend
Bluff Point Golf Resort
75 Bluff Point Dr
8 locals recommend
Beautiful 18 hole course on the shores of lake champlain
If you are staying in Port Kent, this golf course is for you.
11 locals recommend
Harmony Golf Club and Community
95 North St
11 locals recommend
If you are staying in Port Kent, this golf course is for you.
Skiing, snowboarding, and hiking at the highest ski mountain in the northeast.
36 locals recommend
whiteface ski resort
5021 NY-86
36 locals recommend
Skiing, snowboarding, and hiking at the highest ski mountain in the northeast.
Beautiful lake champlain beach area.
7 locals recommend
Ausable Point Campground
3346 Lakeshore Drive
7 locals recommend
Beautiful lake champlain beach area.
State Park near Plattsburgh with nice, mostly flat trails along lake champlain.
Point Au Roche
State Park near Plattsburgh with nice, mostly flat trails along lake champlain.
local farm stand in upper jay
28 locals recommend
Sugar House Creamery
18 Sugar House Way
28 locals recommend
local farm stand in upper jay
Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area
32 Ausable Beach Road
13 locals recommend
Plattsburgh City Beach
4 Beach Rd
13 locals recommend
28 locals recommend
Olympic Speed Skating Oval
2634 Main St
28 locals recommend
Great spot to be pampered and relax.
Adirondack Foot Sanctuary
2565 Main St
Great spot to be pampered and relax.
Local moderate hike with gorgeous views of the high Peaksthe green mountains, and lake champlain.
10 locals recommend
Jay Mountain Trailhead
134 Jay Mountain Rd
10 locals recommend
Local moderate hike with gorgeous views of the high Peaksthe green mountains, and lake champlain.
Located in Keene, one of the best views for minimal hiking effort. Note this is private land and not open for hiking on the weekends.
Owls Head Mountain
Located in Keene, one of the best views for minimal hiking effort. Note this is private land and not open for hiking on the weekends.
Tons and tons of trails.
11 locals recommend
The Flume Trail System
11 locals recommend
Tons and tons of trails.
Located in Tupper Lake. Great spot for families and kids.
176 locals recommend
The Wild Center
45 Museum Dr
176 locals recommend
Located in Tupper Lake. Great spot for families and kids.
15 locals recommend
Asgaard Farm & Dairy
74 Asgaard Way
15 locals recommend
Local pottery and artisan crafts in Jay.
Young's Studio & Gallery
6588 NY-86
Local pottery and artisan crafts in Jay.
Local pottery and artisan crafts in Jay.
8 locals recommend
Jay Craft Center
12953 NY-9N
8 locals recommend
Local pottery and artisan crafts in Jay.
Local Jay Taxidermist and shop.
Styx River Taxidermy
Local Jay Taxidermist and shop.
Beautiful views with live music on the right night and crisp wine
14 locals recommend
Highlands Vineyard
1092 Highland Rd
14 locals recommend
Beautiful views with live music on the right night and crisp wine
Easy walking to historic waterfalls. Closed during the winter.
102 locals recommend
High Falls Gorge
4761 NY-86
102 locals recommend
Easy walking to historic waterfalls. Closed during the winter.
The Ausable Chasm is considered to be the grandcanyon of the east and is breathtaking to see. Trails, whitewater rafting, and adventure courses await here.
40 locals recommend
Ausable Chasm
40 locals recommend
The Ausable Chasm is considered to be the grandcanyon of the east and is breathtaking to see. Trails, whitewater rafting, and adventure courses await here.
Amazing spot to sit on the rocks and have a picnic or bathe in the swimming hole.
27 locals recommend
Jay Covered Bridge
27 locals recommend
Amazing spot to sit on the rocks and have a picnic or bathe in the swimming hole.
Brews, live music, and food trucks. Nothing better!
32 locals recommend
Ausable Brewing Company
765 Mace Chasm Rd
32 locals recommend
Brews, live music, and food trucks. Nothing better!
Held every year and with a different theme, the winter carnival and fireworks are not to be missed!
10 locals recommend
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
22 River St
10 locals recommend
Held every year and with a different theme, the winter carnival and fireworks are not to be missed!
Easy- mostly flat- hike that can be done year round.
13 locals recommend
Cobble Lookout
County Highway 18A
13 locals recommend
Easy- mostly flat- hike that can be done year round.
The nicest of the Saranac 6ers. Not the easiest hike but the 360 degree views at the top are well worth it!
13 locals recommend
Ampersand Mountain Trailhead
13 locals recommend
The nicest of the Saranac 6ers. Not the easiest hike but the 360 degree views at the top are well worth it!

Food Scene

best apple cider and donuts around.
19 locals recommend
Rulfs Orchard
531 Bear Swamp Rd
19 locals recommend
best apple cider and donuts around.
Lakeside dining on lake champlain with gorgeous views and delicious food
The mariner bar & grill
4016 U.S. 9
Lakeside dining on lake champlain with gorgeous views and delicious food
must have bbq if you are in Saranac lake
13 locals recommend
Tail O' the Pup
1186 NY-86
13 locals recommend
must have bbq if you are in Saranac lake
one of our favorite places to eat in lake placid
64 locals recommend
The Cottage
77 Mirror Lake Dr
64 locals recommend
one of our favorite places to eat in lake placid
good food and great vibes
79 locals recommend
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
813 Mirror Lake Dr
79 locals recommend
good food and great vibes
another local favorite in placid
76 locals recommend
Big Slide Brewery & Public House
5686 Cascade Rd
76 locals recommend
another local favorite in placid
A local favorite in Placid.
98 locals recommend
Lisa G's
6125 Sentinel Rd
98 locals recommend
A local favorite in Placid.
best breakfast spot in the Jay and Wilmington area.
48 locals recommend
Adirondack Mountain Coffee Cafe
8 Artos Way
48 locals recommend
best breakfast spot in the Jay and Wilmington area.
A local favorite in upper jay
26 locals recommend
Ice Jam Inn
12134 NY-9N
26 locals recommend
A local favorite in upper jay
Our Saturday night spot for live music and drinks.
8 locals recommend
Rudy's Scar Bar + Grille
788 Springfield Road
8 locals recommend
Our Saturday night spot for live music and drinks.
Brews, food trucks, and music. Shall we say more?
32 locals recommend
Ausable Brewing Company
765 Mace Chasm Rd
32 locals recommend
Brews, food trucks, and music. Shall we say more?
One of the reasons we love saranac lake so much.
42 locals recommend
Bitters & Bones
65 Broadway
42 locals recommend
One of the reasons we love saranac lake so much.
Waterfront dining on saranac lake
Boathouse Saranac Lake Pub
250 Lake Flower Avenue
Waterfront dining on saranac lake
Fun dining vibes on Lake Champlain
12 locals recommend
Naked Turtle
1 Dock St
12 locals recommend
Fun dining vibes on Lake Champlain
Great spot for dining in Wilmington.
35 locals recommend
R.F McDougalls Pub
5239 NY-86
35 locals recommend
Great spot for dining in Wilmington.
best breakfast spot in placid
33 locals recommend
the breakfast club, etc
2431 Main St
33 locals recommend
best breakfast spot in placid
Hands down the best takeout in the Au Sable area.
18 locals recommend
Mad River Pizza
14224 Main St
18 locals recommend
Hands down the best takeout in the Au Sable area.
steakhouse in plattsburgh
6 locals recommend
Butcher Block
15 Booth Dr
6 locals recommend
steakhouse in plattsburgh
Open from memorial day to labor day, you won't want to miss this roadside ice cream shop.
11 locals recommend
Whitebrook Dairy Bar
5660 NY-86 Scenic
11 locals recommend
Open from memorial day to labor day, you won't want to miss this roadside ice cream shop.
Endless ice cream, hot chocolates, and dessert options. Worth waiting on line for.
18 locals recommend
Emma's Lake Placid Creamery
2507 Main St
18 locals recommend
Endless ice cream, hot chocolates, and dessert options. Worth waiting on line for.
Yummy, yummy food.
20 locals recommend
Players Sports Bar
2405 Main St
20 locals recommend
Yummy, yummy food.
Located in downtown plattsburgh, it's a hot spot for good food and good vibes.
9 locals recommend
Sip
14 Margaret St
9 locals recommend
Located in downtown plattsburgh, it's a hot spot for good food and good vibes.
Well done Italian and Mediterranean food in lake placid
Luna Restaurant
2477 Main Street
Well done Italian and Mediterranean food in lake placid

Traveler advice

Don't miss

The Sunday farmer's market in Keene is a MUST DO!

Located in Marcy Fields, this farmers market runs May-October and offers all of the fresh local products you'll love.
Book before you go

Adirondack Mountain Retreats

We offer individual, couples, and group retreats. Scalp Massage, Reiki, Infrared Sauna Salt Cave, Ionic Foot Spa Detox, Holistic Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Meditation, Fire Ceremonies, Spin Classes, and more. All guests who book with us receive a discount on these services.
Book before you go

Parking Restrictions for Hikers - The "AMR"

You now need a reservation to park and hike in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR) trailhead, aka the Ausable Club - it's called the "St. Huberts Parking Lot" on Google maps. This lot is the main access point for the following hikes: Dial, Nippletop, Bears Den, Blake, Colvin, Indian Head and Fishhawk Cliffs, Pinnacle, Rainbow Falls, Beaver Meadow Falls, Cathedral Rocks and Bear Run. If you are planning to hike any of these, you should register to reserve a spot when possible - the spots open 2 weeks in advance, and it's free. This is the link: https://www.hikeamr.org/new-hiker
Getting around

Public Transportation for Keene's Hiking Trails

In the Spring, the Town of Keene offers the "Garden Shuttle" which brings you to and from the entrance to certain hiking trails without needing to park on busy roads. You park your car at Marcy Field located off Route 73 between Keene and Keene Valley. See the shuttle schedule below: - https://www.townofkeeneny.com/hiker-shuttle-information/
Getting around

Travel in the Winter

Due to harsh wintery conditions from late November to March, it's safer to bring a vehicle that has 4WD or is AWD. Winter tires are a plus. It's also always best to wait to be plowed out to leave the house.