The Adirondacks lie within the Adirondack Park and are about 260 km in diameter and 1600m high. The mountains form a circular dome in the north-eastern part of New York, United States. Adirondacks are perfect for outdoor vacationers, and it has many places which attract tourists. No matter what season you visit Adirondacks, it is always filled with fun activities for all ages.
The following are some of the things you can do in Adirondacks:
The museum allows you to experience how life was like in the Adirondacks in the 1900s. It is a vast campus and is located overlooking the Blue Mountain Lake. The museum has many exhibits on the mountains’ human-centered stories. There are also many activities for kids, and the tourists can enjoy the exhibits of mining, logging, and local crafts.
Empire State Plaza:
The Plaza has a brilliant collection of modern American art. Some of the collections include sculptures and paintings done by Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Mark Rothko and many others. If you happen to visit from December to March, you can experience outdoor ice skating.
North Pole: Home of Santa’s Workshop in Wilmington:
The Santa’s workshop is one of the best places for kids to visit. It is a Christmas themed amusement park, and it is filled with fun activities. You can walk around Santa’s village; meet reindeers in the reindeer’s barn and shop for sweets and candy in the candy store. Kids can stop at Santa’s house and give him their Christmas list. Some of the rides in the amusement park include Sleigh Coaster, Peppermint Swing, etc.
Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid):
Whiteface Mountain is perfect for a skier. It has over eleven ski lifts and offers plenty of biking and hiking trails. You can even drive for a little while and start to hike from a certain point. The view from the top is so beautiful and is worth the trek. The trek is suitable for visitors of all levels, and advanced skiers will love hitting the powder here.
It is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, and it has a spectacular view. Ausable Chasm was established in the year 1870 and visitors can hike through the upper Chasm, ride a raft and even take a tube ride down the river. There are also fun activities like cliff walks, cable bridges, rock climbing and rappelling. You can also camp at the site as there are campgrounds which offer tents, RV sites, and cabins.
The fort once served as a focal point during the French war and the Indian war. It is nicknamed as key to the continent. It was restored during the 20th century and was opened as a museum. There are daily tours, battle re-enactments, and demonstrations would give you the experience of how a soldier would have felt in the fort during the war.