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Getting Here

Explore six million acres of wild beauty just minutes from the Quebec border, five hours northwest of Boston and four hours north of NYC.

sunset over Blue Mountain Lake

Getting Here By Car

The largest park in the continental U.S. lies within a day's drive for 60 million people. Just minutes from the Quebec border, five hours northwest of Boston, and four hours north of New York City, this six-million-acre wilderness awaits discovery. From towering mountains to wild rivers and tranquil valleys - the Adirondack Park is one of the most diverse regions in the Northeast.

Interstate Highways/Scenic Byways

With so much to explore and do in the Adirondack Park, getting here is just part of the adventure. Interstate 87 and 81 make traveling by car easy, quick, and affordable. One tank trips are popular with metro NYC, Vermont, and Canadian travelers. Fourteen Adirondack Scenic Byways crisscross the region, from off the beaten path attractions to historic locations and incredible museums - taking the scenic route can be an adventure. These scenic routes especially lend themselves to amazing motorcycling routes.

Getting Here by Bus or Train

Amtrak's Adirondack Service was noted as one of the "Top 10 Most Scenic Train Trips in North America" by Conde Nast Traveler. Departing from Penn Station in New York City, train service runs year-round. Ride through the Hudson Valley, passed festive Saratoga Springs, and historic Ticonderoga - all the way to Montreal, Quebec.

Adirondack Trailways bus line services the Adirondacks, making travel from any major city or town in the U.S. simple, easy and direct. Adirondack Trailways (800-858-8555) serves:

  • Lake George
  • Saranac Lake
  • Lake Placid
  • Keene & Keene Valley
  • North Hudson
  • Schroon Lake
  • Pottersville
  • Chestertown & Warrensburg
  • Malone
  • Massena
  • Potsdam & Canton

In the summer, the itinerary also includes Ticonderoga and Tupper Lake. From New York City, the trip to Warrensburg takes about five hours, while the daily service from Albany to Lake Placid is a four-hour trip.

Greyhound Bus (800-231-2222) serves:

  • Glens Falls
  • Lake George
  • Warrensburg
  • Lake Placid
  • Saranac Lake

Getting Here By Plane

Three regional airports service the Adirondack Mountains, with national and international service via Boston available through Adirondack Regional Airport at Lake Clear, Ogdensburg International Airport, and the Plattsburgh International Airport. Two major northeastern national airports provide additional flight options: Burlington International Airport in Vermont and the Albany International Airport are both within two hours of many of the major attractions.

Where to Get a Rental Car

  • Car Rental Companies in Lake George Area
    • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: (518) 745-5020
    • Hertz: (518) 792-8525
    • A-1 Xpress (518)793-0888
  • Car Rental Companies in Lake Placid/Saranac Lake Areas
    • Adirondack Car Rental: (518) 523-9600
    • Rent-A-Wreck: (518) 523-4804
    • Priceless Rent-A-Car: (518) 523-4838
    • Hertz Rent-A-Car: (518) 891-9044
  • Car Rental Companies in Plattsburgh Area
    • Hertz: (518) 563-2051
    • Avis: (866) 317-9754
    • National: (877) 247-8562
    • Rent-A-Wreck: (518) 562-8462
    • Auto Exchange: (518) 562-9070
    • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: (518) 566-0190

Passport Information

The U.S. Government requires all travelers entering or re-entering the United States from Canada to present a valid Passport at U.S. Borders. Canadian Citizens can get more information here: Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Visitor's from other countries: US Dept of State.