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46 Things to Do in Spring

When you think of the Adirondacks and "46," you likely picture the High Peak Mountains challenge. Well, we have another challenge for you: 46 Things to Do in Spring in the Adirondacks! We promise you’ll find these activities more satisfying than a weekend of spring cleaning. Visit and find out!

whitewater rafting in the spring

1. One of the most immersive and diverse visitor experiences in the Adirondacks can be found at the Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake.

2. Ride over 500 miles of ATV tracks and trails in the Tug Hill Region.

3. Revisit history through bronze sculpture at the Frederic Remington Art Museum.

4. Children can discover the world at the World Awareness Children's Museum, offering interactive hands-on fun.

5. Visit the home of Alice T. Miner Museum and see furniture, decorative arts, and artifacts from the Colonial Revival movement.

6. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Adirondacks as you coast down the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail

7. Transport back to 1894 at the Saranac Laboratory Museum and see permanent exhibits on scientific research and patient care, the first lab built for the research of tuberculosis.

8. Enjoy a cider tasting in the authentically rustic tasting room at Elfs Farm Winery and Cider House 

9. Grab tour favorite birding book and binoculars and catch a glimpse of more than 100 species of birds in the Adirondacks.

10. Drive to the top of Whiteface on the Veterans' Memorial Highway for epic views. 

11. #Drinklocal on the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail. Sample wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries.

12. Take a class at the Adirondack Folk School and learn about the arts, crafts and traditions of the Adirondacks.

13. Catch a performance, experience the arts or shop the gallery at Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Adirondack Museum in the spring

14. Taste the sweet tradition of Maple Sugaring when you visit an Adirondack sugar house. Be sure to take home some sweet treats!

15. Take a tour with someone who witnessed the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics at the Olympic Museum

16. Art is everywhere in the Adirondacks, from historic theaters to performing arts, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  

17. Find over 200 miles of garage sales treasurers at the Great Adirondack Garage Sale

18. Stock up on everything from clothing to footwear to cookware at the Factory Outlets of Lake George.

19. Splash around for the day at Six Flags Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark

20. See where Miracle on Ice happened at the Lake Placid Olympic Center

21. Zip up your wetsuit, grab a paddle and take a whitewter rafting trip on the mighty Hudson River.

22. Take in a live performance at the historic Park Theater in Glens Falls.

23. Take the family on a team-building Adirondack tree-top adventure at the Adirondack Adventure Center and experience ziplines, ropes courses and a 63-ft freefall.

24. Experience the Adirondacks on horseback or stay at an authentic Dude Ranch.

woman receiving a massage at an Adirondack spa

25. Get to know all 10 regions of the Adirondacks and start planning a spring visit.

26. Ride one of 24 beautifully hand-carved and painted wildlife figures on the Adirondack Carousel

27. Learn about North America's military heritage at Fort Ticonderoga

28. Enjoy a scenic exccursion or a dinner cruise with the Raquette Lake Navigation Company

29. Browse spring flower and plants or bring home your own fresh produce from It's About Thyme Farm

30. With more than 3,000 lakes and ponds and 1,500 miles of rivers - the Adirondacks offer many of the best places to fish in New York State.

31. Visit Country Dreams Farm, part of the North Country Cuisine Trail. See the petting zoo or take a family farm tour.

32. Drop the kids off for some Mini golf while you hit a few balls at the driving range at Five Nations Golf

33. Test your strength at the largest aerial tree-top adventure park in the US at the Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course

34. There is a campsite for everyone, from RV and tent sites to backcountry, galmping, and island sites.

Adirondack fishing in the spring

35. Wind through boreal forests, cross streams and navigate switchbacks on incredible mountain biking trails.

36. Spring hiking can be fun if you choose a lower elevation hike.

37. Eat, drink, shop, and hike at High Falls Gorge

38. Trout fishing season opens April 1st. 

39. Get your golf game on at challenging courses with breathtaking views.

40. Road cycling is as good as it gets in the Adirondacks.

41. Enjoy walking paths and a butterfly house at Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretative Center

42. Hop in the car and take a scenic drive with a lunch stop at a uniquely Adirondack restaurant.

43. Leave the world behind and ride Adirondack's Motorcycle Scenic Routes

44. Celebrate the rich culture of the Akwesasne nation at the Akwasasne Cultural Center.

45. Take a drive on a sunny day and enjoy one of the stops on the Adirondack Ice Cream Trail.

46. Haven't planned your summer vacation to the Adirondacks yet? Time to make a reservation!

zip lining in the spring

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