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46 Things to Do in Summer

The Adirondacks Region has so much to offer. From outdoor recreation like hiking, paddling, and camping to family-friendly activities like visiting museums, playing a round of mini-golf, or grabbing a delicious ice cream cone. Discover our suggested list of the best 46 things to do in the Adirondacks in summer and start planning your trip today!

Beach in the adirondacks in summer

1. Go to a Drive-in movie theatre

2. Visit an art gallery

3. Get ice cream at a roadside stand

4. Visit Henry's Woods

5. Visit John Brown Farm

6. Go to a wine tasting at a vineyard

7. Visit Adirondack museums

8. See a fireworks show

9. Camp luxuriously and go glamping

10. Go fly-fishing

11. Go kayaking

12. Try out mountain biking at Whiteface Mountain or Mt. Van Hoevenberg

summer kayaking

13. Hike the Saranac 6

14. Dine outdoors

15. Plan a boat fishing trip

16. Take a river cruise

17. Plan a camping trip

18. Go brewery hopping around Lake Placid & Saranac Lake

19. Have a picnic

20. Take a gondola ride to the top of Little Whiteface for awesome views

21. Visit the Butterfly House at the VIC at Paul Smiths College

22. Take a trip to a Lake Champlain beach

23. Visit Adirondack Animal Land

24. Visit the Wild Center

picnic in the summer

25. Have a bonfire and make s'mores at a campsite

26. See a summer matinee on a rainy day

27. See a 4th of July parade

28. Visit a waterpark

29. Visit a theme park/ 6 Flags

30. Go bird watching

31. Go stand up paddleboarding

32. Go canoeing

33. Plan a scenic drive by motorcycle

34. Go mini-golfing

35. Raft down Ausable Chasm

six flags in the summer

36. See an outdoor concert

37. Bring a hammock to string up during a walk along a lake

38. Go berry picking

39. Do a high ropes course

40. Take a scenic flight

41. Take a trip to a local farmer's market

42. Enjoy the waterfalls and trails at High Falls Gorge

43. Ride the Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake

44. Tour an Adirondack downtown or Main Street

45. Take a vintage shopping trip

46. Ride in a hot air balloon

outdoor concert event in the Adirondacks

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