Things To Do


From coffee shops and ice cream stands to the best local pubs, let us share some of our favorite places to grab something to eat with you! Each of the Adirondack in the Park have their own hotspots for dining. With inventive gourmet options like Liquids and Solids in Lake Placid and classic relaxed atmospheres like Screamen Eagle Pizza in Inlet, there are options to satisfy all types of eaters. There are ice cream shops and stands galore - perfect for those hot summer days or those late night cravings!


With the rise in popularity of microbreweries, the Adirondack Park has experienced a boom in locally produced beer. The breweries, in concert with the wineries and distilleries peppered throughout the Park, provide plentiful options for tastings or tours. The Hoppy Trails Brew Bus is a great way to visit the local establishments in the Lake George region and learn some history about each stop along the tour. Locations like Springbrook Hollow, a distillery built within a beautifully renovated horse barn, and the Adirondack Brewery produce fine spirits and brews with a focus on utilizing locally harvested ingredients in their craft.


Planning a trip to the Adirondacks? There are endless options for lodging in the Park, from cabins and house rentals to hotels and luxury lodges. The usual gamut of travel sites, like Trip Advisor and even Airbnb, are useful search engines for finding lodging, as are social channels for word of mouth options. Of course, camping is always a spectacular choice, allowing visitors to enjoy nature in a more personal way. With private and state campgrounds available, there are sites available for all types of campers - RVs or tents, full service or primitive.


The Adirondacks have a rich history and a unique environmental landscape. From logging and the era of the Great Camps, when the Adirondack Forest Preserve was designated "forever wild" to the alpine ecosystems with rare plants typical of regions much farther to the north, there is so much to learn about the Adirondack Park. There are several museums in the area with extensive Adirondack-specific exhibits to captivate both young and old. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake focuses on the interactions of man and the natural world, with creative exhibits and wildlife like Squirt, Remy, and Louie, the resident river otters. The Adirondack Experience Museum in Blue Mountain Lake was established in 1957 to share the history of the people who have lived, worked and played in the Adirondack Park.  

Get Hitched

With the scenic mountain vistas and picturesque lakes, the Adirondack Mountain region is a beautiful place to get married! Whether you and your loved one are looking to have a more formal rustic wedding or you’re looking to elope and get married on the summit of one of the High Peaks, there are venues and resources that will help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

Play Outdoors

There are so many ways to get some fresh air and take advantage of the unique and diverse landscape of the Adirondacks! From kayaking to hiking and skiing to fly fishing, the opportunities are endless. Interested in firsthand stories and experiences? Read about some personal adventures exploring the Adirondacks shared by those in our online community and our PureADK Pioneers team.

Other Attractions

This page covers activities and attractions that reach beyond the categories listed above. There is an abundance of activities available to visitors to the Adirondacks including numerous outdoor activity centers, Olympic sites, boat cruises, and seaplane tours.