Here, in the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, the spirit of this wild place mingles with the charming atmosphere of Adirondack towns and villages, leaving you breathless with its beauty and aching for more. Spring beckons from each region - shaking off winter white for green meadows, azure skies, an array of colorful flowers and community festivals that celebrate the changing seasons. Get away to the Adirondacks this spring and discover new paths to adventure!
In May, the Adirondack Adventure Festival kicks off an entire weekend of family-friendly activities, music, sports and more. The fun continues during the Hudson River Whitewater Derby, one of the longest-running whitewater derbies in the area. Stick around for opening day at museums and cultural centers like Fort Ticonderoga, the Adirondack Museum and the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Cast a line during the annual Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge and enjoy local strawberry festivals offering the strawberries that actually taste like the sunshine and sweetness. Celebrate in Wadhams, where strawberries have been celebrated for over 140 years, delight in the Crown Point Strawberry Festival on Lake Champlain, Rulf's annual strawberry fête and more.
Home to more than 3,000 lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, it is impossible to escape the melodic sound of water as it cascades, flows and meanders across the Adirondack Region. In spring, melting ice and snow flow from high in the mountains to streams and rivers below, creating ideal conditions for thrilling whitewater rafting and kayaking excursions. From early April through late May, adventure seekers can experience Class IV and V rapids whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, one of the top 10 whitewater rafting trips in the United States.