Summer fun is just a step away

Your best summer ever awaits in the Whiteface Region! Make memories with your family as you explore the warm outdoors. For those who prefer to explore on two wheels, the Whiteface Region is a dream come true. Known as the Mountain Bike Capital of the Adirondacks, dirt and gravel trail lovers will find endless miles of well-maintained track. Hone your skills at the Wilmington Bike Park and then then test yourself on trails like Hardy Road, the Flume TrailsPoor Man's Downhill, and so much more! Road cyclists can spend days winding along the river’s edge, over rolling hills, and can even test their metal on the Ironman course. With hiking, paddling, rock climbing, and world-class fly fishing, the Whiteface Region is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise and a basecamp for all the best Adirondack summer adventures. At the end of a busy day outdoors swimming, biking, and exploring, venture into town for great dining and a vibrant lineup of live music and fun events. The best of summer is within your reach.

Hiking

Summer time is perfect for scaling your favorite hikes. You can find a view that works for you, whether thats scaling Whiteface Mountain or Jay Mountain, or something a bit shorter, like Cobble Lookout or the Silver Lake Bluffs. If a challenge is what you're looking for, then look no further than the Wonders of Wilmington hiking challenge!

Family fun

Fill your days with plenty of the local attractions around the region, waiting to be explored! Take the Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway and drive yourself to the top of Whiteface Mountain. High Falls Gorge offers a light walk that's heavy on breathtaking views. Blue Pepper Farm and Sugar House Creamery offer you a chance to indulge in agritourism and meet some friendly farm animals up close. So what are you waiting for? Plan your summer getaway to the Whiteface Region today!

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Leave No Trace 7 Principles

The Adirondack Park provides a haven of pristine wilderness in New York state’s northernmost reaches. It also offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities for explorers of all ages and experience levels! While you enjoy your visit, please keep the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace in mind. Set forth by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and championed by many partners within the Adirondack Park, these principles will not only improve your own nature experience, but they help preserve this unparalleled natural wonder for generations to come.

1
Know before you go
 
 
Be prepared! Remember food, water, and clothes to protect you from cold, heat, and rain.  
Use maps to plan where you’re going. Check them along the way so you’ll stay on course and avoid getting lost. Learn about the areas you plan to visit.
2
Stick to trails and camp overnight right
 
 
Walk and ride on designated trails to protect trailside plants. Camp only on existing or designated campsites to avoid damaging vegetation.
3
Trash your trash and pick up poop
 
 
Pack it in, pack it out. Put litter—even crumbs, peels and cores—in garbage bags and carry it home. Use bathrooms or outhouses when available. If they're not available, bury human waste in a small hole 6-8 inches deep and 200 feet or 70 big steps from water and the trail.
4
Leave it as you find it
 
 
Leave plants, rocks, and historical items as you find them so others can enjoy them. Treat living plants with respect. Carving, hacking, or peeling plants may kill them.
5
Be careful with fire
 
 
Use a camp stove for cooking. Stoves are easier to cook on and create less impact than a fire. If you want to have a campfire, be sure it’s permitted and safe to build a fire in the area you’re visiting. Use only existing fire rings to protect the ground from heat. Keep your fire small.
6
Keep wildlife wild
 
 
Observe wildlife from a distance and never approach, feed or follow them. Human food is unhealthy for all wildlife and feeding them starts bad habits. Protect wildlife and your food by securely storing your meals and trash.
7
Share our trails and manage your pet
 
 
Be considerate when passing others on the trail. Keep your pet under control to protect it, other visitors, and wildlife. Be sure the fun you have outdoors does not bother anyone else. Remember, other visitors are there to enjoy the outdoors too.

Where is the Whiteface Region?

Get close and savor our natural beauty, just a few hours from major Northeastern cities.

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A Summer Destination for Families

There is so much to see and do as a family in the Whiteface Region, get out and explore it together. 

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Outside to Eat in the Whiteface Region

Enjoy summer even more by fueling up with these outdoor dining options in the Whiteface Region!

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Summer Events Roundup: It's Race Season!

Summer brings with it a plentiful events calendar boasting outdoor music festivals, races up Whiteface Mountain, and more!

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Where to Listen to Music this Summer in the Whiteface Region

Music amongst the mountains, there's nothing better, especially in the Whiteface Region!

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