Activities & Attractions

Abanakee Studios

Abanakee Studios - Located in a Turn of the Century Barn on Lake Abanakee. Antiques/Gifts/Gallery/Summer workshops. Open everyday in the summer except Wednesday. Open weekends in the fall through Columbus Day.

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Adirondac Rafting Company

Adirondac Rafting Co. runs the 17 mile Hudson River Gorge, Spring, Summer and Fall. We provide gear, licensed river guides and a riverside lunch. We limit the size of our trips to provide a high quality river experience for each guest. Run the wild Hudson Gorge with our highly skilled crew.

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Adirondack Lakes Center For The Arts

The Adirondack Center for the Arts (Arts Center) is a multi-arts center serving year-round and seasonal residents of the beautiful Eckford Lakes region in the Central Adirondacks. It exists to promote visual and performing arts through performances, workshops, exhibits and educational programs of general interest. The Arts Center is located in Blue Mountain Lake, NY a small mountain community in the heart of the Adirondack Park, the largest state forest preserve in the continental U. S. The Centers annual schedule includes diverse performances and workshops for people of all ages and exhibits in all media by established and emerging artists from around the world. The summer concert series ranges from a cappella jazz to classical to Appalachian folk to Canadian roots music. The Arts Center is also home to one of the few preschools in Hamilton County. The whole experience of the child is important to us. We create an environment that fosters appropriate opportunities for growth and development of a 3-5 year old child's self awareness and self-esteem, social skills, pre-academic skills, and Community awareness.

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Adirondack Museum

The Adirondack Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays, from late May to mid-October.

The museum's 24 indoor and outdoor exhibit spaces are situated on 32 landscaped acres, offering spectacular mountain and lake views. Extensive collections give visitors the opportunity to experience how people have lived, worked, traveled and played in the Adirondacks. Exhibit themes include: boats and boating, land transportation, outdoor recreation, the environment, logging, rustic traditions, fine arts, and tourism.

Interactive discovery centers and hands-on activities abound throughout the museum, making the museum a fun place for families with children to play and learn. Watch the Boatbuilder-in-Residence construct a traditional Adirondack guideboat, take part in a workshop, feed the fish, or participate in a field trip.

Services at the Adirondack Museum include the Lake View Café overlooking pristine Blue Mountain Lake. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the grounds. Be sure to visit the Adirondack Museum Store for a variety of Adirondack related gifts.  

The museum provides a full schedule of events, programs, and lectures throughout the year.
For details click here to visit.

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Adventure Sports Rafting Company

The Hudson River: Class III - IV+

The Hudson River Gorge provides an exciting and beautiful whitewater rafting experience through 17 miles of nearly continuous rapids.  Our day trip combines wild river thrills with tremendous natural beauty: untouched waterfalls, mountians and the spectacular sights of Blue Ledges, the Narrows, and more.  The Hudson River trip is ideal for beginning rafters as well as those with a little more experience under their paddles.  Guaranteed fun for all!

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Birding Festival

Join us for a festival celebrating the Boreal Birds of the Adirondacks. This 3 day event in June will feature hikes, canoe trips, walks, outings and seminars. Registration is required for each outdoor event. Many of our towns will sponsor additional events. Check the County webpage or the town web pages for additional information.

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Blue Mountain Outfitters

Blue Mountain Outfitters has been offering outdoor services, quality equipment and supplies for individuals, families and groups for over 25 years. BMO sells a large selection of kayaks, canoes, and guide boats, also available for rent by the day or multiday rentals. Launch from our lakefront location. Our shuttle service will transport your vehicle and water craft to put ins and take outs. Our retail store offers well known and trusted names, outdoor clothing, equipment and accessories, from maps, paddles, life jackets and gear to guide books, as well as a fine selection of hand made crafts. If you want a guided canoe trip, our licensed guides will work with you in planning your specific needs. Kayak and canoe instructions are available as well. Whether you are on the water or in the woods, we offer everything you need for you outdoor enjoyment. Information and reservations call 518-352-7306

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Dunn's Boat Service

Big Moose Lake. Hassle-free Pontoon & Ski Boat rentals- DELIVERED TO ANY LAKE, daily narrated tours + a complete ship store. We also rent & sell Canoes, Kayaks and Water Sports Equip. We are stocked dealers for Connelly, Alumacraft, Evinrude/Johnson/Omc.Sundancer Pontoons, Mercruiser and EZ-Loader Trailers.

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Great Camp Sagamore

Vintage Vanderbilt Camp, Sagamore is a National Historic Landmark. The two hour guided tour of 27 buildings includes the caretaker's village, the famous Main Lodge and a one-of-a-kind open-air bowling alley. Tours are at 10:00 and 1:30 daily in summer, 1:30 in fall. Permanent exhibit and virtual tour for those who do not have a full two hours to spend. Admission is charged. Excellent gift shop. It is also possible to stay in our authentic buildings. To visit or stay, call 315-354-5311 or

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Indian Lake Marina

Only Marina on Indian Lake Marina Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boat Ramp 24/7 Donation Box The Marina is located on Indian Lake in the Hamlet of Sabael, NY. We are the only marina on the lake. We offer a boat launch, rentals, seasonal dock slips and free 24 hour wireless internet service and the only fuel dock on Indian Lake.

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Indian Lake Theater

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Indian Lake Town Ski Hill & Skating Rink

Great for sledding and toboggoning.  Saturday, Sunday, School vacations 12:00pm - 4:00 pm.  Ice Rink is open when ice conditions permit. Located 1/2 mile from village on Rt 30. Pine's Country Store lends skates out when available.

For hours and conditions of trails and ice call us.

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North Creek Rafting Company

North Creek Rafting Company is an owner-operated rafting outfitter offering quality whitewater adventures on the Hudson, Moose, and Boreas Rivers in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

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Raquette Lake Navigation

Cruise and dine on raquette lake aboard the W.W. Durant. sailing June1 to the end of October. Lunch Dinner and Sunday champagne brunch.  Senic excursions and moonlight crusies. Gift certificates available. Private charters offered.

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Square Eddy Expeditions

Square Eddy provides a safe, solid, friendly and exciting atmosphere for outdoor adventure. We keep our trips small and include all our gear in one price. We pack a hearty homemade lunch that is mostly organic or local and always healthy and delicious. 

Each boat is equipped with an Adirondack Guide who will provide a thorough safety talk, clear instruction, a river tale or two, history and maybe even a song.

Call today to join us for a guaranteed day of "Laugh Out Loud" fun. April through October: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. No experience necessary. $90/pp; $80 group rate of 6 or more (full day).

Overnight: $225/pp includes 5 meals, tent and sleeping pad. Treat yourself to a night under the stars; let your guide cook for you and set up camp while you fish, swim, play games or relax by a roaring fire.

HIKE IN-RAFT OUT: Click here for details on our new hike-and-raft expedition, starting with an intermediate hike to one of New York's tallest waterfalls, OK Slip Falls

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The Great Adirondack Moose Festival

The 7th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) will be held in Indian Lake, September 24 and 25, 2016 and is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. The Moose Festival features programs, games, contests, exhibitions, guided tours and hikes and shopping. The half-ton Moose is making a come-back in the Adirondacks, one might spot a moose during the weekend!

call 518-648-5112 or email:

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The Wild Center

The Wild Center is set in the middle of the Adirondacks with houses, live exhibits, trails, our own river and pond, multi-media shows, and hands-on experiences. In the warm weather months, our Wild Walk, the only elevated trail across the treetops in New York State is open. 

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Town of Indian Lake Museum

We have a collection of Indian Lake history and memorabilia. Located across from the Health Center.

Summer Hours: Memorial Day Weekend  -  October 15th 

Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  

Hamilton County Historian - Wayne Blanchard

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Wild Waters Outdoor Center

Join our experienced Hudson & Sacandaga whitewater rafting staff and discover the thrills of whitewater rafting, Adirondack kayaking, or take advantage of our white water rafting guide training.

Click here to find out more about our whitewater rafting tips! 

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