The Whiteface Region, home to crystal clear rivers, sparkling ponds, and Santa Claus himself, is an ideal location for a back-to-nature family adventure. Whether you are staying for an afternoon or a few days, the region has a wealth of activities, attractions, and dining options that will guarantee fun for the whole family, in every season.
Visit the North Pole, home of Santa's Workshop, a wonderland of joy where Christmas is celebrated every day! Hop on themed rides, watch an elf personalize your very own red Santa hat, and enjoy a Nativity pageant. Best of all, you'll be able to meet and feed Santa's faithful reindeer and have an extra special visit with Santa in his festive home.
A visit to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge is a must for families! The purpose of the refuge is to care for and rehabilitate injured or ill wildlife, from wolves to owls and plenty of other animals in between. Some animals are not able to be returned to the wild, so they remain in the compassionate care of refuge staff and serve as ambassador animals, enabling visitors to learn more about the extraordinary animals that live in the Adirondacks. It's a rare opportunity to get up close — but not too close! — to black bears, gray wolves, owls, and hawks.
For winter adventures, the gorgeous deep snows of the Adirondacks invite you to snowshoe, cross-country ski, and downhill ski.
The world-famous Whiteface Mountain features a massive 90 trails and 11 lifts, with something for everyone in the family, no matter what their skill level. Never skiied? No worries! Whiteface's amazing instructors can help the whole family get comfortable on the slopes, helping you make extra special vacation memories. Enjoy hot drinks and lunch at one of several dining choices, either at the Base Lodge or at the newly renovated Bear Den Lodge. You're in for a charming treat!
No matter what season you visit the Whiteface Region in, your next family vacation is bound to be amazing. Explore the listings below to find great options for lodging, dining, and more!