Visit the Whiteface Region and you'll understand why we live here — there's no place quite like it. Surrounded by the Adirondack High Peaks, the area's beautiful mountainous terrain paired with its delightful people and refreshing simplicity, make it an ideal place to live. Our charming communities of Wilmington and Jay retain the rugged authenticity that you'd expect from remote mountain towns.
If you're considering relocating to the area, deliberate no more. The region offers endless opportunity for outdoor activities from skiing and riding at Whiteface Mountain, to snowshoeing backcountry trails, to fishing, boating, biking and swimming. We have quaint shops and cozy restaurants. We have an array of businesses and services. And best of all, we have genuine people who love the area as much as we do. Come live here and get away from it all! Read more about the local communities below.
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Home of Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington offers the opportunity to get away from it all and still have it all. Known as Lake Placid's Little Next Door Neighbor, Wilmington is located just minutes away from bustling Olympic village. It's the perfect choice for comfortable and affordable accommodations, direct access to many of the Adirondacks' recreational activities and attractions, and a location famous for its peaceful, quiet and pristine environment. We have lots to do here ... and most of it doesn't involve traffic lights, parking meters or crowds.
Close to every place in town is the Whiteface Mountain Ski Area, the West Branch of the Ausable River, High Falls Gorge, Whiteface Mountain's Scenic Highway or Gondola Ride, and world famous Santa's Workshop — one of America's oldest theme parks and a true national treasure! All are located just a scenic, 15-minute drive from nearby Lake Placid. If you like to fish, swim, canoe, hike, bike, golf, run, ski, camp, play, climb, gaze, dine, laugh or just chill out a bit, you'll love staying in the Wilmington area! We hope you enjoy our new website and refer back to it frequently as we plan many new and exciting additions throughout each season.
Did you know Whiteface is rated #1 in off-hill activities by the readers of SKI Magazine? After a great day of skiing and riding, enjoy speed skating, bobsledding, luge rocket rides, the Olympic Museum, ski jumping and watching elite World Class athletes train!
Home of the Covered Bridge!Settled in the late 1797, Jay holds onto its humble beginnings and remains a charming Adirondack town known for scenic vistas and picturesque landscapes. Similar to Wilmington, Jay offers a peaceful, quiet and pristine environment without the frills of touristy towns... such as parking meters or crowds.
Located close to Whiteface Mountain and the Olympic village of Lake Placid, Jay offers all who visit the opportunity to relax and experience thrilling outdoor adventure any time of year. Featuring quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries and one of a kind attractions — a trip to Jay will be memorable for so many reasons.