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ATTRACTIONS

ALL LOCATED 1 HOUR OR LESS FROM THE CAVES ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN.


Adirondack Exteme Adventure Course

Just 18 minutes from the Caves.

Located just off Exit 24 of I-87.

This is a Tree Top Adventure Course set in a natural environment, the beautiful Adirondacks of Bolton Landing New York. The obstacles are suspended between trees and participants stay securely clipped into a red safety cable throughout the course. The obstacles you will find in our park include zip lines, suspended bridges, scramble nets, swinging logs, surf boards, and much more.

518-494-7200


Ausable Chasm

Just 55 minutes from the Caves.

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PO Box 390, 2144 Route 9
Ausable Chasm, New York 12911
Phone: (518)834-7454

Open year round. Step back in time as you walk the nature trails in the midst of a primeval Adirondack Forest. Stroll past Rainbow Falls, Elephant’s Head, Column Rock, Hyde’s Cave and the eerie quiet of Mystic Gorge. Descend hundreds of feet and walk the natural stone walkways within the Chasm and gaze upon eons of geologic history etched in stone. Take a scenic raft or tube adventure on the legendary waters of the Ausable River through a maze of breathtaking rock formations sculpted across thousands of years by the river’s currents.


Blue Mt. Lake Boat Livery

Rt. 28, Blue Mt. Lake, NY (518) 352-7351

Two hour scenic three lake boat cruise aboard the classic 1916 vintage launches Neenykin and Osprey. Spectacular Scenery, historic narrative. 11AM, 2PM, Cocktail Cruise 6:20PM (byob) Also boat rentals, sail boats, canoes.


Circle B Ranch

Just 15 minutes from the Caves.

771 Potterbrook Road, Chestertown, NY 12817 (518) 494-4888

On our trail ride you feel like it is just you and your horse. We specialize in group, couples and private guided rides. The ranch has over 500 acres of mountain trails, woods, and pastureland with breathtaking views to explore, and the ranch hands provide guidance for riders of all experience levels so that your ride is safe, smooth, and memorable. We offer detailed instructions before we hit the trail so you feel confident and prepared for the ride.


Garnet Mine Tours

Just 20 minutes from the Caves.

Barton Mines Road, North River, NY (518) 251-2706
Guided tours and extensive mineral/gift shop. Open daily Late June - Labor Day weekend, Mon - Sat 9:30AM - 5PM, Sun. 11AM - 5PM. Gem cutting demonstrations on Sunday and Monday.


High Falls Gorge

Just 1 hour from the Caves.

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P.O. Box 1678, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Located on Rt. 86, Wilmington, NY. (518) 946-2278.

Open all seasons. In the shadow of Whiteface Mountain, you can take a nature walk to view the Ausable River as it spills over ancient granite cliffs. Sturdy bridges, walkways and groomed paths provide safe access to breathtaking views and photographic vantage points.


Lake George Steamboat Company

Just 23 minutes from the Caves.

Steel Pier, Lake George, NY (518) 668-5777 1-800-553-BOAT.

Cruise on the queen of Adirondack lakes - Lake George. One hour to all day cruises aboard The Mine-Ha- Ha, The Mohican, and The Lac Du Saint Sacrement. Since 1817, enclosed and open decks, snack bars, cocktail lounge, and restrooms. Memorial Day - Columbus Day weekend.


Raquette Lake Navigation Company

Off Rt. 28 Raquette Lake, NY Pier #1 (315) 354-5532

Cruise aboard the WW Durant on beautiful Raquette Lake, The Adirondack’s largest natural lake. Lunch and dinner cruises daily, scenic cruises and moonlight cruises. 1 ½ - 3 hours. Historic narration, elegant turn of the century decor, two spacious decks, licensed bar. Memorial Day - Columbus Day Weekend.


Ridin’ Hy Ranch Resort

Just 18 minutes from the Caves.

PO Box 369, Warrensburg, NY 12885 | Phone: (518) 494-2742 Located off Exit 24 of I-87.

Welcome to Ridin-Hy Adirondack Ranch Resort where there is something for everyone. Enjoy our special blend of Adirondack activities and relaxation in our spectacular mountain setting. We have been offering the care and service by three generations of our family since 1940.

Explore Ridin-Hy’s 700 acres of scenic trails on well trained ranch horses. Free instructions by experienced wranglers makes even a beginner comfortable in the saddle. Enjoy old fashioned fun rodeos, hayrides, horse drawn sleigh and wagon rides, and pony rides for our smallest cowboys and cowgirls. Adirondack Accommodations include chalet cabins, lakeside main lodge rooms and one story motel units. All are within easy distance to the beach, pool and main lodge.


Santa’s Workshop at North Pole, NY

Just 1 hour from the Caves.

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324 Whiteface Memorial Hwy
Wilmington, NY 12997 (518) 946-2211

The magic of Christmas comes alive again when you visit with Santa Claus at his home and workshop, a village of alpine flavor nestled on the side of Whiteface Mountain. Founded in 1949 and designed by Arto Monaco. We are known as the forerunner of present day theme parks in the United States.


Summer at Gore Mt.

Just 20 minutes from the Caves.

Gore Mt. Ski Center Peaceful Valley Rd, North Creek, NY (518) 251-2411

Summer at Gore is a mountain of fun! Scenic gondola operates Friday, Saturday, and Sundays during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Midweek also mid July thru August. Hike down or explore miles of trails on a mountain bike. Bike rentals available daily. Summer events, races, and more. Check out the calendar and Gore’s website.


The Great Escape & Splash Water Kingdom

Just 20 minutes from the Caves.

Route 9 Lake George, NY (518) 798-1084
The area’s largest fun park. Rides and shows including the Comet rollercoaster, and Steamin’ Demon, and the Black Cobra. 100 Rides, shows and attractions, picnic area. Open daily with extended evening hours in Summer. Call for pricing and operating hours.


Saratoga & North Creek Railway

Just 20 minutes from the Caves.

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July 23 - Oct 31st

The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad is a shortline railroad that operates in the upper Hudson River in New York State's Adirondack Mountains that began operation in July 2011.

The railroad currently operates between North Creek and Saratoga Springs, New York, where it connects with Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express and Adirondack.


Whiteface Mountain

Just 1 hour from the Caves.

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5021 Rt. 86, Wilmington, NY 12997 (518) 946 2223

Our scenic Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride will wisk you and your family to the summit of Little Whiteface in comfort. On top enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the high peaks.


Wild west ranch & Western town

Just 20 minutes from the Caves.

Home to the incredible Eagle Flyer high-speed zip line, as well as a variety of fun, family activities you can enjoy at a little more leisurely pace.  Admission is free for all ages. You pay only for the activities you choose.

 

 

 

AREA INFORMATION

NY State

The Adirondack Region

In and Around The Adirondack Park

Loon/Schroon Lake (our local) Region

The Lake George Region

The Plattsburgh Region

The First Wilderness Heritage Corridor

Adirondack Scenic Byways

Warren County Toursim


LOCAL TOWNS

The Towns of Chester and Horicon (our local)

The Town of Schroon Lake (our local)

The Town of Johnsburg (Gore Mnt region, 20 min)

The Town of Warrensburg ( 20 min away)

The Town of Lake George (25 min)

The Town of Bolton Landing (25 min)

The Town of Hague (35 min)

The Town of Lake Luzerne (45 min)

The Town of Stony Creek (40 min)

The Town of Lake Placid (75 min)


CAVES OF NY

Howe Caverns

Member of the National Caves Association.

255 Discovery Drive in Howes Cave, Schoharie County, about 45 minutes from Albany, between New York’s Capital City and Cooperstown. 518-296-8900

A living, limestone cave, carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years, located 156-feet (15 stories) below the earth’s surface.Tour:
80-minute guided tour of this prehistoric world includes a boat ride on the quarter-mile, underground Lake of Venus. Lantern Tours, Adventure Tours also are available by reservation.


Secret Caverns

Member of the National Caves Association.

Secret Caverns’ lodge is located 35 miles west of Albany, NY, between U.S. route 20 and route 7, close to Howe Caverns.

The wonders of nature’s underground passageways reveal the Secret - a magnificent 100 foot underground waterfalls! beneath the beautiful hills of central New York.

Secret Caverns tours feature a fun experience with trained guides and small groups departing the main lodge approximately every 20 minutes.



LOCAL GUIDE SERVICES

Adirondack Mountain & Stream Guide Service

(518) 251-3762

Adirondack Mountain & Stream Guide Service has been operating in Upstate NY for over 25 years, We are a licensed and experienced Adirondack guide service specializing in back-country outings such as Adirondack hunting tours, Upstate NY fishing trips and more.

A four-season guide service, we live, work, and thrive here, and help others to enjoy the many experiences of the great outdoors. We can share the beauty of the region with cross country skiing, hiking, or backpacking trips. You can also explore the seemingly endless lakes, rivers and streams with a kayak or canoe trip through the Adirondacks

For the winter months we offer snowshoe hare hunting with hounds. This is a fun and exciting sport -The baying of the hounds can put the steadiest of hunters on edge.


SNOWSHOEING INFO

Carl Heilman

Carl lives just a few miles from the Caves.

Carl Heilman has been involved in the sport of snowshoeing ever since making his first pair of snowshoes in the early 1970’s. He has written numerous articles on the subject and has also published a booklet on making snowshoes (unnavailable until fall 2004). He’s been leading beginner’s and advanced snowshoeing workshops for the Adirondack Mtn. Club and the Appalachian Mtn. Club since the mid 1980’s and has also done programs and workshops for many other organizations and schools throughout the northeast.


GOLF

Link for Most Courses in the Area.

Green Mansions Golf Club

Just 20 minutes from the caves.

A challenging 9 hole course located in the scenic Adirondack Mountains of New York State.
Our facilities include: USGA rated par 36 golf course, Course rating 67.4, slope 114, Driving range with grass tees, Practice green, Riding and pull carts, Rental clubs, Pro shop with a selection from clubs to clothing, Mansions Bar & Grill, featuring our menu of light fare, Banquet room, for all your parties and events, Lessons available, Join us for live music every weekend - usually starts at 9:00 pm


Cedar River Golf Course

Just 45 minutes from the caves.

Rt. 28, Indian Lake, NY (518) 648-5906
9 hole golf course, motel, snacks, bar. Open daily.


Cronin’s Golf Resort

Just 28 minutes from the caves.

Golf Course Rd., Warrensburg, NY (518) 623-9336
Open daily, April - October.
18 hole par 70 course. Pro shop, resident pro, carts, bar, lounge, dining room, putting green. Friendly owners will treat you right and are constantly making improvements to this great course.


Wakely Lodge Golf Course

Just 45 minutes from the caves.

Cedar River Road, Indian Lake, NY (518) 648-5011
9 hole golf course, Pro shop, Clubhouse, Bar and Restaurant.
Open 7 days a week, credit cards accepted.

Lake George Golf at The Sagamore Resort

Honored by Golf Magazine as one of its Silver Medal Resorts, the 18-hole Sagamore Golf Course commands stunning views of Lake George and was designed and built under Donald Ross's personal supervision in 1928. As part of a $75 million restoration in 1985, this exceptional hillside course was fully restored in accordance with Ross's original blueprints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORIC SITES, ARTS, MUSEUMS

Adirondack Museum

Rt 30, Blue Mt. Lake, NY (518) 352-7311
Open daily, Memorial Day - mid October 9:30AM - 5:30PM. World famous museum with extensive exhibits on the history, people, places, and activities of the Adirondack Region. See our calendar of other events at the museum. A must see!


Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Rt. 28, Blue Mt. Lake, NY (518) 352-7715
Concerts, plays, photo and art exhibits and more. For information write ALCA@telenet.net.


Fort Ticonderoga

About 45 minutes from the Caves.

Ticonderoga, NY (518) 585-2821
Located on Rt. 74, 18 miles east of I87 Exit 28. Revolutionary War Fort at the head of Lake George and Lake Champlain. Restaurant, museum, picnic area. Guided tours w/musket demonstration daily, July & August. Special events all summer.


Fort William Henry

Just 20 minutes from the Caves.

Canada St. Lake George, NY (518) 668-5471
Open daily. Guided tours on the hour, special events. 10AM - 5PM, Summer hours 9AM - 10PM.


The Wild Center

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45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986
518-359-7800, 866-765-7800

This is a brand new museum where the wild world of the Adirondacks opens right before your eyes. The Wild Center will let you experience the Adirondacks in ways you never thought possible. Take a tour, check out our living exhibits, and find out how you can join for the opening year. Start enjoying this engaging new center of an amazing world.


Town of Chester Public Library

Just 15 minutes from the caves.


ANTIQUES/CRAFTS/RUSTIC FURNATURE/BOATS

Board and Batten Antiques

Just 15 minutes from the caves

Olmstedville, NY (518) 251-2507
General line of antiques, including quality glass, postcards, steins, furniture and buttons


Backwoods Furnishings

Just 45 minutes from the caves

Rt. 28 Indian Lake (at the big chair) (518) 251-3327 Adirondack furniture and arts.


Hornbeck Boats

Just 15 minutes from the caves.

518-251-2764 Olmestedville, N.Y. 12857

Hornbeck Boats was born under a tree in Pete Hornbeck’s backyard more than 30 years ago. In the decades since, "the lightest boats in the woods" can be found all across North America and beyond.


Northeast Living Lights

7 Katy Brooke Lane
Chestertown, New York 12817
518-494-7538

Botanical lamps, shades, finials and nightlights.


Rocky Acres Inn & Sewing Service

Mailing Address: 1094 Trout Brook Road, Olmstedville, NY 12857.

Location: Schroon Lake, NY 12870

Quiet retreat B&B and sewing service.



The Rustic Homestead,Streamside Fly Shop and Outfitters

Just 20 minutes from the caves.

36 State Route 28N
North Creek, NY 12853 (518) 251-4038


Located in the Adirondack town of North Creek, New York, specializes in creating high end rustic furniture and antler lighting. Created by master carpenter and furniture maker Tom Welsh, these works of art have been showcased in books by Ralph Kylloe, Country Living Magazine, Log Home Magazine,P.B.S and the Today Show and in galleries from Lake Tahoe to New York City.



LOCAL DINING, LODGING & TRANSPORTAION

You can eat and sleep here at the Caves, or go to our local chamber website for additional information: North Warren Chamber of Commerce

Don’t own a car? No problem - obtain local transportation from Brant Lake Taxi Service and get here using Adirondack Trailways Bus Service - the bus stop at the Wells House in Pottersville, only 3 miles from the Caves. Another option is to use Amtrak with 3 stations (FED, WHL & FTC) about 45-50 min from the Caves.


MEMBERSHIPS & ORAGANIZATIONS WE BELONG TO:

Adirondack Council

Adirondack Natural Wonders

Adirondack Regional Tourism Council

East Shore Schroon Lake Association

Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions

International Show Caves Association

National Speleological Society

Lake George Chamber of Commerce

Lake Placid/Essex County Convention and Visitors Bureau

National Caves Association

North Warren Chamber of Commerce

New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association

Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce

Schroon Lake Association

Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Warren County Council of Chambers

Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce

Warren County Tourism


MAP OF ADIRONDACK ATTRACTIONS WITH FACEBOOK PAGES

Check out this MAP with links to Adirondack attractions and their Facebook pages.