46 Things to Do in the Adirondacks in Winter

From skiing to cozy cabin stays, seriously cool ice bars to Winter Carnivals, the Adirondacks have something for everyone this winter!

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  1. Go downhill skiing at one of the many large ski resorts
  2. Come prepared and experience winter camping
  3. Cross-country ski near a quiet, frozen lake
  4. Sing Christmas carols by an outdoor bonfire
  5. Go snowshoeing up a mountain trail
  6. Ice skate on frozen Mirror Lake in Lake Placid
  7. Participate in a winter sports race
  8. Visit the small towns of the Adirondacks during the holidays and see the lights and Main Street window displays
  9. Visit the North Pole and say hi to Santa!
  10. Dash through the snow on a horse-drawn sleigh to a speakeasy dinner
  11. Après ski at a local Adirondack brewery
  12. Find a yummy hot soup to warm up with at area restaurants
  13. Brave the cold temperatures and watch New Years' Eve fireworks
  14. See the ice palace at Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
  15. Rent a cozy cabin and hang by the fireplace
  16. Challenge your friends to a snowball fight on the lawn of your hotel
  17. Build a snowman that will greet others as they approach a trailhead
  18. Visit the Olympic sites in Lake Placid
  19. Rip through the woods on a snowmobile... BRRAAPPP
  20. Snuggle by a campfire in an Adirondack chair
  21. Relax and rejuvenate at a day spa
  22. Stay at a hotel with a hot tub and soak those sore skiing muscles
  23. Take on the challenge of ice climbing (experienced guides available)
  24. Grab a seat in a dog sled and go for a ride
  25. Play in a hockey tournament in Tupper Lake
  26. Zoom onto Mirror Lake on a wooden toboggan
  27. Enjoy winter-inspired cocktails at an ice bar in Lake George
  28. Accept that friendly dare and take a polar plunge during the Lake George Winter Carnival
  29. Try catching a fish while ice-fishing on a frozen lake
  30. Support local businesses in Adirondack small towns and do some holiday shopping in a gift shop
  31. Have fun at one of many Adirondack winter carnivals
  32. Go snow tubing at Titus Mountain in Malone or Tubby Tubes in Lake Luzerne
  33. Sip cocktails by a cozy lodge fireplace
  34. Visit the Star Trek Original Series set in Fort Ticonderoga
  35. Try an Adirondack restaurant you've never eaten at before
  36. Check out one of many ice bars in the Lake George area
  37. Attend the ECAC Men's Hockey Championship in Lake Placid
  38. Try your hand at curling at the Saranac Lake Civic Center
  39. Enjoy the heated waters of Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark near Lake George
  40. Put your brain to the test and try to escape from an Escape Room in Plattsburgh
  41. Attend the Brew-Ski in Tupper Lake
  42. Strap some micro-spikes on your boots and go hiking at High Falls Gorge to see some frozen waterfalls
  43. Visit the Adirondack Coast for a winter wine tour
  44. Learn about Adirondack wildlife at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake
  45. Find a good snowy hill and go sledding for the afternoon
  46. Cuddle up in a cozy hotel bed and watch movies all day while the snow falls outside


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