Fishing, Hiking, Biking: THE WHITEFACE REGION and you!
Get close to all the action! The towns of Wilmington and Jay, located in the heart of the Adirondacks, are home to Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, which boasts the highest vertical drop of any ski mountain in the East. The Adirondack Whiteface Region offers miles of mountain biking trails, cross country ski terrain, wold class fly fishing, hiking trails, challenging ice climbs, and of course, plenty of family attractions. After a day exploring the Adirondacks, relax at one of the region's lounges, unwind in front of the fireplace, and recount the day's activities.
Hit the Road: 2 Wheel Adventures
From Trail to Road: Biking in the Adirondacks
Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, Wilmington and the surrounding area offer miles of scenic road cycling routes, extensive trail systems for mountain biking - plus a full scale pump track in Wilmington, and amazing downhill biking at Whiteface Mountain. With incredible roadways offering miles of trails surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers, you'll experience an Adirondack biking adventure unlike any other. If you're interested in competitions and bike races the Whiteface Region will not let you down - we are home to the Whiteface Uphill Bike Race, Wilmington Whiteface 100k Race, and also part of the IronMan cycling route - we are the Adirondacks biking location! Be sure to check out all of our other fun events too!
Cast Away: Fly Fishing Hot spots
Cooler Weather, Fishing Frenzy
As the cooler air descends upon the Adirondacks, fishermen don their waders, and enjoy an abundance of opportunity as the fish take to the warmer surface waters. The Whiteface Region of the Adirondacks is rich with fishing rivers, ponds and brooks throughout Wilmington and Jay.
Are you Two-Fly? The Ausable Two Fly challenge is a two day fly fishing challenge in the rich Ausable river, complete with reception and dinners throughout. Plan now to join us in mid-May 2015 - this event is a must attend!
Pack It up: Hiking the High Peaks (and the lower ones, too!)
Trail Hiking, Peak CLimbing, Family Adventuring
Whether you're looking to add a 46er to your resume, or hoping for a quick afternoon hike with a great view, the Whiteface Region has the trail for you. Choose Whiteface Mountain, the 5th largest peak in New York State, for a challenge with amazing views. The 4-mile Copperas Pond loop is perfect for your family adventure, with stops at a few picnic spots and ponds along the way. Looking for a happy mix - try the Wilmington Wild Trail Systems. Whatever you choose, don't forget your camera - the fall Adirondack scenery is worth capturing.