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in Upstate New York and the Adirondacks showcasing hundreds of exciting attractions
throughout the Adirondacks, Capital/Saratoga region, Catskills, Central Leatherstocking
region, Chautauqua/Allegheny, the Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara, Hudson Valley
and the Thousand Island/Seaway Regions. We invite you to take a virtual tour of
some of our most popular travel destinations including the historic cities of
Springs, Glens Falls , Lake
George, the Lake Champlain Valley
Lake Placid ,Saranac Lake and the High
Forge and the Tug Hill Plateau,
St. Lawrence Seaway and the 1000 islands and Lake Ontario. Upstate New York is
ideally located within easy driving distance of
areas including New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey as well as
Montreal, Canada and Burlington, Vermont.
Upstate New York offers
visitors a rich variety of historic, artistic, and cultural attractions ranging
from the 1932 and 1980 Olympic venues in Lake Placid to the historic Saratoga
Springs Racetrack, and the famous Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
The history of the Adirondacks has been shaped and influenced
by many powerful forces. Logging, mining, farming, tourism and even medicine have
all played a major role in the development of the region. In the early 1800's,
towns like St. Regis, Paul Smiths and Old Forge sprang up taking advantage of
the huge timber resources and iron ore deposits. In the central Adirondacks, pioneers
cleared the large tracts of land for farming creating the first settlements. And
beginning in the late nineteenth century, the Adirondacks became a popular destination
for the rich and famous. Known as the "Gilded Age", this period is famous for
the construction of huge rustic compounds called Great Camps. We invite you to
learn more about the history of the Adirondacks by visiting the many museums and
History Museum of the Adirondacks
THE WILD CENTER
866-765-7800 Tupper Lake
Wild Center is open! You
can experience the Wild Walk! A trail across the treetops.
Please join us to get immersed in your wild world.
There are swimming otters, terrific engaging exhibits and plenty
to explore outside and inside at the Center. The award-winning Center
houses great exhibits including live exhibits and multi-media shows.
You can explore the 31- acre campus on marked trails. There are
theaters with high definition films, plenty of hands-on activities
and hundreds of live animals from rare native trout, to porcupines,
hawks, and many other often hard-to-see residents of the woods and
The Wall Street Journal called it 'glorious' and the New York Times
said it was 'stunning' . This new kind of museum, spread over 31
acres, is an Adirondack 'must see' according to USA Today. Designed
by the firm that created Washington DC's Air and Space Museum, the
Center features live exhibits, including splashing river otters,
a wide screen theater and tons of hands on exhibits.
This is a museum where
the wild world of the Adirondacks opens right before your eyes.
This interactive museum opened its doors in 2006. The Wild Center
will let you experience the Adirondacks in ways you never thought
possible. Take a tour, check out our living exhibits.
Admission fee.The Wild Center has exhibits indoors and out. The
Wild Center has exhibits indoors and out. The Museum's collection
is not stored in vaults; it spreads across all six million acres
of the Adirondacks. The Wild Center is a place to explore that living
The indoor Hall of the Adirondacks houses the Living
River Trail and its live exhibits, including the otters at Otter
Falls. The trail takes you on a journey from the marsh, past a deep
lake, past a bog and forests up a river filled with trout to the
summit of an alpine peak where you can touch a cloud. Along the
way theres a wealth of information about the nature of the
You can sit
down in the Find Out Forest, filled with high definition media screens
where you choose where to go and what to watch. You can journey
up to the top of the mountains with a cloud catcher or track an
immigrant moose or raft down the Hudson Gorges. Theres a world
of ideas here that you can explore in the company of engaging scientists.
the hall of the Adirondacks into the Big Wolf Great Hall to see
the Glacial Ice Wall and its moving story of the formation of the
modern Adirondacks. Here you can see daily Animal Encounters and
meet owls and other members of the Wild Centers living collection.
You can also
relax in the Naturalists Cabinet with its collections and bird viewing
Hours of operation:
Summer & Fall
(last Monday in May) - Labor Day (first Monday in September) - 10
am - 6 pm, 7 days a week
Labor Day (first Monday in September) to October 28th - 10 am -
5 pm, 7 days a week
We're open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm all winter.
Plus all Presidents' Week and Martin Luther King Day. (Closed month
of April for exhibit installations.)
Week and Martin Luther King Day
*Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
*Special Holiday Hours - December 26 - December 31 - 10 am -5 pm
*Closed month of April for exhibit installations
Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
A complete museum complex with an emphasis on the Adirondack mountains.
Exhibits are both indoors and outdoors. The complex is located on
the slopes of Blue Mountain, overlooking Blue Mountain Lake. Open
Memorial Day through Columbus Day, 9:30AM-5:30PM. Handicap accessible.
photographer Carl Heilman II has lived in the Adirondacks in upstate
New York since he moved to the region in 1973 to live in his parents'
summer home. Carl Heilman II has been photographing the Adirondack
wilderness landscape since 1975, working to capture on film both
the grandeur of these special places, and the emotional and spiritual
connection he has felt as well.
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By photographer- Carl Heilman
Carl Heilman's passion for spending as much time as possible in some
of the wildest regions of the Adirondack Park, soon became a life-long
quest to create images that record the essence of a true wilderness
experience. Today Carl is a full time professional nature photographer.His
photographs and panoramas are also available as posters, murals, and
special edition prints. His selection of Adirondack posters includes
a pair of panoramic posters that show the full 360° view from the
summit of Mt. Marcy, and a panoramic image of the spectacular fall
foliage and the High Peaks from Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Each winter, as
a NYS licensed guide, he leads backcountry snowshoeing workshops at
the Mountainfest in Keene Valley, and has lead them for the Adirondack
Mountain Club at the Adirondak Loj near Lake Placid,
Click here for more
information on Adirondack Artist Carl Heilman.
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John Browns Farm State Historic Site John Brown Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Web Site: http://www.nysparks.com
Tour the last home
and burial site of the famed abolitionist. Open year-round, Wednesday
through Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm.Fee:
$2.00 Adults, $1.00 12years and under, Buses $50.
Center and 1932 & 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-1655 800-462-6236 .
Lake Placid North
Elba Historical Society Museum
Averyville Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Memorabilia from 1932 Olympics and other sporting equipment. Exhibits
housed in former NY Central Railroad terminal. Open Jun-Sep, Tu-Su
1-5PM. Free admission
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks THE WILD CENTER
518-359-7800 866-765-7800 Tupper Lake
This museum is where the wild world of the Adirondacks opens right
before your eyes. Take a tour, check out our living exhibits, and
find out how you can join for the opening year. You can start enjoying
this engaging new center of an amazing world. You
can experience the Wild Walk! A trail across the treetops.
41 Lake Street, Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Art exhibits, crafts and quilt shows. Open year round, Mon-Thurs
10AM-5:30PM, 7-9PM, Fri 10AM-5:30PM (closed holidays). Free admission.
Paul Smiths & Newcomb
Interpretive Center in
Interpretive Center in
Paul Smiths .Open year-round, the facilities serve the 6 million-acre
Park as environmental
education and traveler orientation centers.
offer miles of scenic, surfaced trails that feature signage explaining
the local ecology. Winter
in Paul Smiths sees the system adapted for cross-country skiing,
exhibits on natural history are complemented by regular showings of
multi-image presentations on the park. Youngsters will find "touch tables,"
games and puzzles to spark their
interest in the regions's animals, insects and plants.
Historical Society Museum
Lake Shore Drive, Route 9N, Bolton Landing, NY
Local artifacts, photographs and antiques. Open Jul-Aug,
M-Sa noon-5PM, M-F 7-9PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
T. Miner Colonial Collection
Route 9, Chazy, NY
include Early American artifacts. Museum is housed in period building (circa 1824).
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10AM - 4PM). Free admission.
Main Street, Croghan, NY 13327
Museum includes the Maple Hall of Fame. Open June through Columbus Day; Mon,Fri,Sat
11AM-4PM (Additional hours of operation during tourist season: Jul&Aug, Mon-Sat
11AM-4PM. Admission fee.
Route 74, Crown Point, NY 12928
and iron industry. Open mid-May through mid-Oct, daily 9AM-4PM. Free admission.
Route 9, Elizabethtown, NY 12932
include displays on early settlement of region. Open mid-May through mid-October,
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-5:00PM, Sun 1:00PM-5:00PM. Handicap accessible. Admission fee.
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348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Exhibits on southern Adirondack
area, featuring Seneca Ray Stoddard photographs. Museum located in restored Victorian
home. Gift shop. Open year round, Tuesday through Saturday, noon - 5:00PM (closed
holidays). Handicap accessible.
Hyde Collection Art Museum
161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
A world-class permanent collection that spans the history of Western art.
An extraordinary variety of works by masters such as da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt,
Cézanne, Renoir, van Gogh, Picasso, Whistler, Eakins and Homer cover the
walls of historic Hyde House, a 1912 Renaissance-style villa. In addition, the
Museum presents year round temporary exhibitions in three gallery spaces and a
Museum Shop. Hours: Tues. - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Thurs. til 7 pm. Sunday noon
- 5 pm
Studio & Gallery
Route 86 in Jay NY
RR 1 Box 198, Jay, NY 12941
Our Gallery represents over 70 local and regional artisans as well as showcasing
the work of the owners, Sue and Terrance Young. Sue is a well know potter and
sculptor and Terrance is an award winning artist in oil, pencil and original hand
pulled etchings of the Adirondack Region. Open June - Dec Open Daily 10 - 5 /
Jan - May Open Tues - Sat 10-5,
Hudson's Adirondack Studio
HCR1, Box 193, Keene Valley, NY 12943
Fine art and craft studio and gallery. Features original
oil paintings by Adirondack Artist John Hudson, Crafts by Shirley Hudson., as
well as a line of Limited Edition signed prints. Open year round, by appointment,
or watch for our outdoor gallery listings.
County Historical Society/Gould Mansion
High Street, Lyons Falls, NY 13368
Exhibits featuring local (Lewis County) artifacts. Museum housed in Romanesque
mansion (circa 1902). Open June through mid-October, Tue-Sat 10:00AM - 4PM (closed
County Historical and Museum Society
51 Milwaukee St., Malone, NY 12953
Exhibit includes antique maps, country store, and furniture. Open Jun-Labor
Day, Tu-Sa 1-5PM; rest of year Sa 1-4PM. Handicap accessible. Donation requested.
Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
A complete art
center, featuring exhibits, workshops, lectures, etc. Open year round, daily 10:00AM
- 4:00PM (closed holidays). Admission fee.
Industries Exhibit Hall
Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
Exhibits of forest and wildlife management. Open Memorial Day through Oct,
MWSa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM (Sept-Oct weekends only). Handicap accessible. Free
Off Route 28
Crosby Boulevard, Old Forge, NY 13420
Artifacts of early Adirondacks. Open May-Sep, TuWF 10AM-4PM, Oct-Apr 1-4PM.
Dickert Memorial Collection
100 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY
Collection of works by master Taxidermist Charles Dickert,
who practiced his craft in Saranac Lake in the early 1900's. His talent for mounting
game in lifelike poses makes these animals seem to be alive today. The Museum
is located in the Saranac Lake Free Library. Open July 4 through Labor Day, Monday
through Friday 10am - 4 pm.
Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, NY 12883
of the Hancock house in Boston, Massachusetts. Museum includes research library.
Open year round, Wed-Sat 10:00AM - 4:00PM; additional tourist season hours July
through mid-October, Mon-Sat 10:00AM - 4:00PM. Handicap accessible. Free admission.
Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, NY 12883
of local artists. Children's workshops. Open Jun 29-Labor Day 10AM-4PM (Memorial
Day - Columbus Day weekends only). Handicap accessible. Donation requested.
May10 - October
23, 2005 Fort Ti Road Ticonderoga, NY 12883 518-585-2821
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