Eat. Sleep. Explore. Repeat.
Summer in the Whiteface Region is a sight to behold. And it's all right outside your door, in the midst of some of New York's wildest lands! From the cool, flowing waters of the Ausable River to green peaks towering over the quiet valleys, the landscape beckons outdoor adventurers. There is no shortage of fun things to do outside, and the shops and restaurants with gifts and food to keep you fueled are the icing on the cake. Did we mention the Whiteface Region is home to world-class fly fishing AND Santa's Workshop? Yes, even Santa takes a break from the snowy, cold north to visit the Whiteface Region in the summer! (Little known fact: Santa loves to fly fish and mountain bike.) Whether you're making an outdoor "to do" list or getting a jump start on shopping for that special someone on your nice list, you'll find something here that will make you grin from ear to ear.
So, you're into hiking, right? Good news! We have a trail for that! We also have perfect trails for mountain biking, great roads for cycling, and plenty of lakes and rivers to paddle and fish. You'll probably want to spend a few days exploring, which won't be a problem because there are lots of places to stay and tons of places to adventure. The opportunities are endless!
You've probably heard of Whiteface Mountain. Not only is it the biggest vertical drop of any ski center in the East, it was also home to the 1980 Olympic Winter Games and, in summer, visitors are welcomed to drive to the top to take in the view. But that's not the only gold-medal attraction here. Explore the rich natural history of the Ausable River at High Falls Gorge, meet some of the region's wildlife at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, or stop by the Santa's Workshop at the North Pole to make sure you're on the nice list. Did we mention there's also really great ice cream right in town?
While you’re here, don’t forget to check out our local farms for delicious local foods. The cows and goats are super friendly, and the farmers are, too! For the history buffs, the Covered Bridge in Jay and Wilmington’s historical trail will keep your minds active. (Hey, all exercise doesn’t need to be related to outdoor recreation, right?)
Love Your ADK
By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come.