Open sky, covered bridge!

From music playing in the park to kids playing in the water, Jay welcomes you to experience the peace and quiet of a quaint mountain town - mixed with the fun of themed festivals, music, and food events throughout the seasons. 

The covered bridge in Jay, NY is one of the most historic must-see spots in the eastern Adirondacks. Take a stroll across its echoing walkway, and find yourself on the shores of the Ausable River. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a picnic on the green after working up an appetite with a dip in a fresh, mountain swimming hole. 

Home to JEMS (Jay Entertainment and Music Society), Jay boasts a thriving arts community. The mountains inspire, and here, the talent shines. Take in a show at the JEMS Amos & Julia Ward Theatre, or listen to a concert on the village green. The Jay Craft Center is home to an in-house gallery and pottery studio, and showcases work from local artists. You can also visit one of several home-based galleries scattered throughout the community, like Young's Studio and Pondside Studio

While the water runs swiftly, the feel here is relaxed. Outdoor enthusiasts will find opportunities to fish, cycle, hike, bike, and climb in the warm weather. Minutes from Whiteface Mountain, the variety of activities during winter in Jay  - from sledding, snowshoeing, and ice skating to skiing and riding at Whiteface Mountain, are abundant!

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Want to learn more about Jay, NY? Looking to visit for a day or stay for a while? Peruse our site to plan out your vacation and see all the things to do in Jay  - we'll be glad to help you get close! 


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Crafted by Hand, With Love

During winter, the Jay Craft Center is open by appointment or "by chance." Cheri is a welcoming host, so don't be shy to call her up to arrange a visit. If you visit in summer, the Jay Craft Center is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m...

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Blooming and Blossoming in the ADK

Summer means many things: warm hikes, days spent on the water, and for many, weddings! Summer is a favorite time for couples to gather their friends and family and celebrate their marriage. The Adirondacks are an especially romantically scenic place...

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Land of Artistic Adventure

There's something special about making art part of your everyday life. Maybe you drink your morning coffee from a handcrafted mug made by a local artist. Perhaps your family has a hand-turned wooden bowl that's just perfect for a big family meal. If...

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Jay Is for the Arts

When you think of the Adirondacks vast wilderness, expansive views, and outdoor adventure might come to mind. The Town of Jay is no exception. Home to the Ausable River, a famed fly fishing destination, Jay Mountain, and scenic backroads perfect for...

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Jay (and Upper Jay!)

Pumpkin pie. Crunchy leaves underfoot. Warm apple cider and cider doughnuts. Carving jack-o-lanterns. Yup, it is FALL, my friends, and it is glorious! Fall is by far my favorite season and fall in the Adirondacks is especially awesome. Everywhere you...

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Say "Hooray!" to a Day in Jay

It's time to savor a day full of the relaxed charm of a scenic, sublime part of the Adirondacks. Here are some of our tips on places to go and things to do that will make your day in Jay a memorable one.


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