Attractions in The Adirondacks

Unique Attractions and Entertainment

In the Whiteface Region, breathtaking natural wonders and unique family adventure await. Cyclists love the scenic, winding road, hikers love the backcountry trails, and anglers love dropping a lure in the world-renowned Ausable River — and that's just the beginning.

Whiteface Mountain 

Summer brings fun at Whiteface Mountain including parties on the deck and all of the mountain biking you can imagine. The gondola is also open for a fun 10 inute ride to the top of Little Whiteface. Enjoy a drive or hike up Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway* and visit the iconic castle. Bring lunch and a camera and take in incredible views paired with a cool mountain vibe.

If you're visiting during the winter season, don't pass up the opportunity to ski and snowboard Whiteface Mountain - voted the #1 ski resort in the Eastern U.S. by Ski Magazine readers - it boasts the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies. Eleven lifts service 86 trails with hundreds of acres of skiable terrain for all skill levels. Come explore the Olympic mountain and revel in the views of the surrounding High Peaks.

Whitewater Rafting

Just a short drive from the Whiteface Region is the Hudson River Gorge, where adventure-seekers can embark on guided whitewater rafting trips with Adirondack Rafting Company.

Visit Ausable Chasm

For an unusual outdoor adventure, head to Ausable Chasm - now open year-round, you can experience this natural wonder any time of year. Summer makes for an amazing tour of  waterfalls and unique rock formations. You can choose between a one- or two-hour guided adventure  or a casual 30-minute walk.

Fish Our Waterways

For angling enthusiasts, don't miss some of the best fly fishing in North America on the West Branch of the Ausable River. Or if you're looking for some history and culture, spend an afternoon at the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake. You can discover the region's history along with local folklore and ancient relics.

The other North Pole

For some fairy tale fun, don't miss Santa's Workshop - a trip to the Whiteface Region wouldn't be complete without a visit to the timeless fantasy village located in North Pole, NY. Open June through December, Santa's Workshop has been a family tradition since 1949 - it's the oldest theme park in the United States. Home to beloved fairy tale and storybook characters, busy elves, live reindeer, and Santa himself, the North Pole experience is one you won't soon forget. 

Putt around

We're not far from Ausable Valley Golf Course in Ausable Forks, a family-owned, par 34 course spanning 2,612 yards from start to finish. Tee times are not required; walk-ons are welcome. Afterward, you can enjoy the homestyle meals found at the clubhouse, and take pleasure in the challenging course design.

Families can take smaller children for a round of Adirondack mini golf right by Whiteface Mountain. The Putt N Play miniature golf course is located at the North Pole campground in Wilmington. This 18-hole mini golf course is fun for both children and adults. Putt N Play has a retro feel, and offers players the chance to win ice cream or a free game with a hole in one.

 

This 50-acre "Wild Kingdom" includes a 1-mile guided, interpretive trail complete with a river, forest, and meadow. See rescued wildlife like hawks, owls, foxes, wolves, and a bobcat! Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on...
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Wilmington, New York
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Merriloons the Clown has been entertaining kids for over 15 years. She brings smiles to children of all ages with balloon animals, magic shows, face painting and many more activities. Merriloons is available for your next event,...
Location:
Jay, New York
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Sit on a full motion platform which simulates Sports from the Athletes Point of View on a high definition flat screen. Ski Jump, Luge, Skeleton, Bobsled - Fun for the Entire Family!
Location:
Wilmington, New York
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Providing opportunities for athletes of all ages to reach their potential in snow sports - alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, cross country, nordic combined and biathlon - through professional guidance and...
Location:
Wilmington, New York
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Santa's Workshop is a timeless fantasy village located in North Pole, NY. Santa’s Workshop has been a family tradition since 1949. It is home to beloved fairytale and storybook characters, busy elves, live reindeer, and...
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Wilmington, New York
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Nature and education: Welcome to the VIC! The Paul Smith's College VIC offers year-round environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities. Before exploring the property’s outstanding trail network, stop by the...
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Paul Smiths, New York
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The Whiteface Mountain Veteran's Memorial Highway is closed to vehicles but open to hikers, skiers, and boarders in the winter! Hike 8 miles to the parking area, located just below the summit, and glide back to the base of the...
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Wilmington, New York
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This wooden covered bridge spans 175 feet over the east branch of the Ausable River in Jay. It was constructed in 1857, and completely restored in 2007. It is now part of Douglas Memorial Park complex with picnic tables, covered...
Location:
Jay, New York
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Ausable Chasm
The oldest natural attraction in the United States (est. 1870), the sites of the chasm are breathtaking. Formed of sandstone that is 500 million years old from a time geologists call the Cambrian period. View the famous Elephants...
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Au Sable Chasm, New York
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Ausable Valley Golf Club
Holes: 9 Par: 34 Yards: 2,580 Greens Fees: Call Cart: Available Golf Club Rentals: Available upon special request Golf Lessons: Available upon special request Mens Slope: 121 Mens Rating: 68 Course/Additional Amenities...
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Au Sable Forks, New York
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Putt N Play Mini Golf
Challenging 18-hole miniature golf course with Whiteface Mountain overlooking you. There are moving obstacles and a chance to win a free ice cream and free game with a hole in one. Fun for all ages. Located directly on Route 86 at the...
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Wilmington, New York
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Riverside Bowling Lanes
Location:
Au Sable Forks, New York
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Adirondac Rafting Company
Click to Book Adirondac Rafting Company invites you to run the wild and scenic Hudson River Gorge. The gorge run is a 16 mile, 4-5 hour adventure trip with plenty of whitewater fun. Adirondac Rafting Company provides highly...
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Indian Lake, New York
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