Incredible Wilderness Recreation
For centuries, this region has been a haven for outdoor recreation. Find scenic hiking trails that skip the crowds but not the spectacular views, paddle deep lakes and cast a line for native fish species.
Hudson River whitewater rafting is a top activity throughout the summer and is especially popular during spring's "big water" season. Melting snow and ice create Class IV-V rapids on sections of the Hudson River - creating whitewater conditions comparable to those found in the Western United States. As the seasons mellow, so do the rapids and conditions are perfect for families and groups who want the thrill of shooting the rapids on calmer waters.
An abundance of Adirondack freshwater fishing can be found on the region's deep lakes. Fish for Lake Trout, Land-locked Salmon, and Bass along quiet coves, shaded inlets and stretches of riffle. Paddle secluded waters and cast a line or fly fish with on scenic rivers and enjoy the peaceful serenity of a day spent in the Adirondack Experience Region.
In summer, enjoy sandy beaches on lakes throughout Hamilton County, including the Inlet Beach which provides lifeguards and sponsors family-friendly events.
In winter, the region is transformed by snow into an expansive winter wonderland. More than 750 miles of snowmobiling trails wind through towns and villages, along roadways and offer easy access to restaurants and gas stations. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are big winter sports in the Adirondack Experience Region, and several ski centers offer groomed trails. Ice fishing is also a big draw for sportsmen and pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge and walleye are in season all winter long.