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46 Things to Do in Spring

For every one of the Adirondacks’ 46 high peaks there’s another adventure to be had, including in spring. Build out your bucket list for spring, then move onto summer, fall and winter!

Paddling in lake


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

Experience Old West history through the original paintings and bronze sculptures at the Frederic Remington Art Museum.

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

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

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

At the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, hear how history was made through tour guides who witnessed the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics first hand.

Fort Ticonderoga

Adventure & Play

Embrace mud season. Ride over 500 miles of ATV tracks and trails in the Tug Hill Region.

Take the family on a team-building Adirondack tree-top adventure at the Adirondack Adventure Center and experience ziplines, rope courses and a 63-foot-tall "freefall."

Go horseback riding the Adirondacks and stay at an authentic dude ranch.




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

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

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

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

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


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.

Trout fishing season opens April 1st. No foolin'.

Anglers, celebrate the joy of fishing and spirit of sportsmanship, at the Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge catch-and-release tournament.


Fly Fishing

Outdoor Rec

Pass through the backcountry, rugged Moose River Plains, dirt paths and dense forest trails in the 40-mile, gravel-grinder Black Fly Challenge.

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

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

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

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


Black Fly Challenge

Wine & Dine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wander & Wonder

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

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

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

Wind through forests, cross streams and navigate switchbacks on ADK mountain biking trails.

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

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

Join thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts at the annual Americade motorcycle rally in Lake George.

Grab your binoculars to spy and learn about boreal birds during the Adirondack Birding Festival in June. 

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

ADK Culture

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

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

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

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

Visit an Adirondack sugar house to taste the sweet tradition of maple sugaring. Be sure to take home some sweet treats!

Live Concert


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

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

PIck yourself up an authentic Adirondack chair to take home as a memento you'll enjoy for years to come. 


Yard Sale

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older couple enjoying Lake George Oktoberfest in the fall

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