Immersive Adk Trail

Immersive Adk Trail

Don’t just see it, do it!

The best way to experience the Adirondacks is to interact with it, and there are a lot of ways to do just that. Immerse yourself in history, make some art, or learn about the flora and fauna the region — it’s all waiting along this adventure-filled trail.

Immersive Adk Trail



Immersive Adk Trail Itinerary

Almanzo Wilder HomesteadMalone

177 Stacy Road(518) 483-1207

On February 13, 1857, Almanzo James Wilder was born in Burke, New York. Almanzo had a happy childhood growing up on the family farm. Later, he met and married Laura Ingalls and they eventually settled in Mansfield, Missouri, where she would write the Little House series of books, including Farmer Boy, which describes a year in Almanzo's life on the Burke homestead. Today, the homestead is open to the public. Come visit and get an idea of what life was like on a rural farm family...

Paul Smith's College VICPaul Smiths

8023 Route 30(518) 327-6241

Inside The Paul Smith's College VIC offers year-round environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities. Before exploring the property’s outstanding trail network, stop by the visitor center’s nature museum and learn a few things about Adirondack ecosystems. While you’re there, you can ask staff about trail recommendations, and check out the art gallery and butterfly house before hitting the trails. Outside Outside of the visitor center, a 25-mile trail...

Six Nations Indian MuseumOnchiota

1462 Country Route 60(518) 891-2299

An extraordinary collection of Native American material with an emphasis on the culture of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. Learn the epic story of the formation of the their form of participatory government which was so influential on the United States. The grounds contain recreations of the housing, campfires, and village life of the Nations. Gift shop. Hours of Operation: July and August, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Sunday. Open by appointment to groups during June and September...

The Great Adirondack Corn MazeGabriels

112 Hobart Road(518) 637-1230

Tucker Farms, about 15 minutes from Saranac Lake, in Gabriels, is both a working family farm and site of The Great Adirondack Corn Maze - which may be the largest work of art in the Adirondack Park! We were recognized by the NYS Agricultural Society in 2002 as a "Century Farm" for more than 100 years of continuous operation. Specializing in certified seed potatoes, we have shipped them to almost all 50 states and provide them to many of the top chefs in the area. 8 varieties are...

Adirondack CarouselSaranac Lake

2 Depot Street(518) 891-9521

Fun for all ages at the Adirondack Carousel  The Adirondack Carousel is a unique and beautiful venue providing old fashioned fun for all ages. The 24 hand carved carousel animals are indigenous to the Adirondacks, the rounding boards are regional scenes painted by local artists, and the Chris Craft boat is wheelchair accessible.  Come rain or shine, hop on and take a spin on “Bug Eye” the blackfly, “Oliver” the otter, or another favorite Adirondack...

Rock & Curiosity ShopSaranac Lake

13 Broadway(518) 891-1714

Enjoy a full service rock shop.  Custom jewelry from skilled lapidary artists with custom cut stones. Herkimer Diamonds jewelry among other crystals, rocks, petrified wood, and fossil choices. Unique rock themed gifts of all kinds. Full candy counter featuring rock candy of all kinds, candles, a very large selection of Wildberry incense and incense burners, marbleized tye-dyed t-shirts and more! They also offer lessons.

Olympic Sites PassportLake Placid

2634 Main Street(518) 523-1655

While we look forward to reopening Whiteface and the Olympic Sites as soon as it is safe to do so, we cannot guarantee consistent availability of all of the activities traditionally included in the Olympic Sites Passport. With this in mind, we will not be offering the Olympic Sites Passport for the 2020 Summer/Fall Season. We will post updates about our summer/fall activities and events as they become available, including opportunities to book online in advance of your visit....

Just Bead ItLake Placid

2413 Main Street(518) 523-0064

To Bead or not to Bead: that is the question when you're planning your day in Lake Placid. At Just Bead It you can create your own jewelry from our huge selection of beads from around the world. We carry everything you need to create a design at home or stay and our friendly staff will help you from start to finish at our worktable. We will assist you with all your jewelry needs. We also carry a wide variety of finished jewelry, sarongs, Asian handcrafts, hanging starlights, tribal rugs,...

High Falls GorgeWilmington

4761 Route 86(518) 946-2278

High Falls Gorge is the Adirondacks' most breathtaking, year-round, 30-minute walk. Witness four majestic waterfalls cascading over rocks into a deep crevice carved a billion years ago, learn about all the natural wonders of the falls, grab a bite to eat at the River View Café, and browse the gift shop. Just one mile from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort and a short drive from Lake Placid, this is the perfect stop for half a day or half an hour. With sturdy bridges, glass floor...

Santa's WorkshopWilmington

324 Whiteface Memorial Highway(518) 946-2211

Santa's Workshop is a timeless fantasy village located in North Pole, NY. Santa’s Workshop has been a family tradition since 1949. It is home to beloved fairytale and storybook characters, busy elves, live reindeer, and Santa himself.  

North Star Underground Railroad MuseumAu Sable Chasm

1131 Mace Chasm Road(518) 834-5180

The Museum and the Center are open 7 days a week, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the last Saturday in May until the last Saturday in October. The museum can be opened for private tours by appointment throughout the year. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. The museum gift shop offers a selection of items and books about the Underground Railroad. NCUGRHA members receive a 10% discount on gift shop purchases.  

Ticonderoga Heritage MuseumTiconderoga

137 Montcalm Street(518) 585-2696

Ticonderoga history is inexorably linked to paper mills, graphite mining and pencils. The museum is housed in the former main office of International Paper Company, the area’s largest industry and employer. Displays and exhibits interpret the manufacturing techniques and the history of paper and pencils, the International Paper Company, and the American Graphite Company, makers of the famous Dixon-Ticonderoga pencils. Learn about graphite mining, which started here in 1815, and the...

Fort TiconderogaTiconderoga

102 Fort Ti Road (518) 585-2821

Make memories, rain or shine! Fort Ticonderoga is a destination with many attractions the whole family can experience and enjoy! Find adventure in our events and exciting daily programs, weapons demos, special tours, battle re-enactments, Carillon boat cruises, hands-on family activities, and world-class museum exhibits. Walk in the footsteps of legendary leaders Ethan Allen, Robert Rogers, Benedict Arnold, Henry Knox, and George Washington. Discover exciting stories of the largest collection...

Adirondack Interpretive Center at NewcombNewcomb

5922 State Rte 28N(518) 582-2000

The Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) at Newcomb offers 236 acres of environmental education, along with miles of scenic, surfaced trails complemented by indoor exhibits and multi-image presentations on the Adirondacks. The AIC also offers a variety of educational programs, including naturalist-led walks and birds of prey presentations. Hiking The AIC features 3.6 miles of interpretive trails on its 236-acre property, along the shoreline of Rich Lake and Rich Lake outlet....

Natural Stone Bridge & CavesPottersville

535 Stone Bridge Road(518) 494-2283

The LARGEST marble cave entrance in the east, a massive stone bridge dominates this spectacular display of ancient Adirondack geology of rock that is more than one billion years old Explore self-guided, above-ground, natural stone step nature trail featuring potholes, grottoes, gorge and mill site waterfalls Descend into lighted surface caves with raging waterfalls or tranquil dark pools Adirondack Memories Display and PBS Video describe the history and geology of the caves

Abanakee StudiosIndian Lake

Route 28(518) 648-5013

Abanakee Studios is located in a turn-of-the-century barn on Lake Abanakee. You will enjoy browsing a variety of antiques and special gifts in our barn. We also hold summer workshops on our beautiful deck, which overlooks the lake. Open every day in the summer. Open weekends in the fall through Columbus Day.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the ArtsBlue Mountain Lake

3446 Route 28(518) 352-7715

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts’ (Arts Center) mission is to promote, develop, cultivate, present, and foster quality arts, which inspire enrich, educate, and entertain people of all ages. About the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts produces professional theatre and a traveling Shakespeare in the park series. In addition, the Arts Center offers concerts as part of the Weekend Series, artist exhibits in three galleries, youth and adult...

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain LakeBlue Mountain Lake

9097 Route 30(518) 352-7311

New Season, New Name, New Experiences   NOTICE: the museum will be closed for the 2020 season. Please visit the museum website for unique online offerings, including virtual tours and educational activities.   The newly renamed Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake is open for its 60th season, offering the most immersive and diverse visitor experience in its six decades.   Perched on 121 sprawling acres overlooking stunning Blue Mountain Lake, the...

The Wild CenterTupper Lake

45 Museum Drive(518) 359-7800

Three years running, The Wild Center was named the People’s Choice top attraction in the Adirondacks by the readers of Adirondack Life. To top it all off, The Wild Center’s Wild Walk, a trail across the treetops, has opened to rave reviews. It’s all part of an outdoor and indoor experience on 81-acres that’s earned praise from around the world for how it lets visitors of all ages get closer to the natural world. The Wild Center has a 54,000-square-foot indoor space,...

Adirondack Sky Center & ObservatoryTupper Lake

178 Big Wolf Rd(518) 359-3538

Dark skies, high elevation and a group of motivated amateur astronomers comprise the perfect formula for enhancing one of the Adirondack’s top attractions: The stars. Tupper Lake has always been a great location for star gazing, and now the nighttime sky can be experienced in a whole new dimension as the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory, a state-of- the-art facility, continues to grow. Set on the dark side of a hill adjacent to the Little Wolf Beach & Campground, the...