In Chester, two delightful Adirondack hamlets welcome visitors to a unique landscape bounded by the Schroon River on the east and the Hudson to the west. Chestertown and Pottersville offer small town, friendly hospitality blending renovated historic buildings with modern amenities. Overnight visitors choose from campsites or quaint B & B's and luxurious inns. After a round of golf, horseback riding or skiing, enjoy surprisingly diverse dining options, from pizza and ice cream to gourmet meals with an award winning wine. Outdoor activities range from easy gazing at natural wonders to lively paddling on either the Hudson or Schroon rivers which are ideal for canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, one of North America's oldest rock formations, has attracted visitors since revolutionary days. Three beautiful lakes and many quiet streams appeal to boaters and anglers alike. A tradition of celebrating the arts began years ago when New York stage stars came north to play and perform at resort hotels. It continues today as Chester honors its literary legacy with gatherings that celebrate the work of Yeats, father and son, and of native daughter Jeanne Robert Foster whose poems about her rural neighbors have been set to music by Adirondack folk singers. Chester - experience our haven and let it refresh your spirit!
Hague and the community of Silver Bay are located in the eastern Adirondacks of New York State in Warren County. They are nestled on the shores of Lake George's northern basin and offer residents and visitors alike a unique beauty. There are concerts in town parks, arts and craft fairs, antique shows and annual fireworks. Located on the Heritage Trail and the Lakes to Locks Passage, Hague and Silver Bay are set in a beautiful rural, quiet and placid setting, with easy access to scenic drives, historical sites and attractions. Spring and summer in northern Lake George boast boating, swimming, sailing and water sports, with convenient public access to the lake including launch sites, picnic areas and superb fishing. There is also access to hiking trails, excellent hunting, camping and golf. Fall ushers in the incomparable Adirondack foliage, and many attractions that are open into the fall season. Winter brings ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling on miles of maintained trails. Discover a little piece of Heaven in Hague and Silver Bay!
Horicon is a hidden treasure comprised of two hamlets, Brant Lake and Adirondack, and situated a bit off the beaten path. Horicon, once a sleepy country town, is being discovered as one of nature's little gems. Brant Lake, Schroon Lake, Schroon River and a myriad of quiet ponds and creeks are accessible by public boat launches and winding country roads. A quaint general store in Adirondack and a public beach on Schroon Lake await you. The picturesque Mill Pond in Brant Lake is the perfect spot for a stroll, picnic or swim at the beach. Fishing from a boat, bridge, shoreline or in the middle of a stream should satisfy any angler. Hike trails into quiet ponds or the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness to camp, canoe, kayak or just commune with the wonders of nature. Winter brings ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling on well-groomed trails.
The Town of Johnsburg, the largest in Warren County, is a sensational four-season destination, which consists of seven hamlets, each boasting a variety of venues and events for all ages to enjoy. Take a ride into history and enjoy a scenic view of the winding Hudson River aboard Saratoga and North Creek Railroad. Then go back in time with a visit the historic North Creek Depot Museum. Enjoy a leisurely tour of garnet mines located at the famous Barton Mines in North River. Relax and take in the melodious strumming of the Annual Bluegrass Festival in historic Ski Bowl Park, which takes place in August. The region provides miles and miles of hiking trails for various levels of ability. Take in the spectacular fall foliage with a scenic ride on the Northwoods Gondola at Gore Mountain Ski Center. In winter, a return trip to tackle excellent downhill slopes at this premier destination is a must. Downhill not your thing? No problem. Try out the Nordic Center at the North Creek Ski Bowl or travel down off the mountain for other outstanding cross-country ventures at Cunningham's Ski Barn and Garnet Hill Ski Resort. Garnet Hill is rated as a top 10 resort in the U.S., and also offers Mountain Biking in the summer. Don't forget that the Northeast's best whitewater rafting is located in our area. Johnsburg is home to several companies that will give you the ride of your life. This thrill can be experienced all summer long, but is a special delight in spring when the water is high. Speaking of whitewater, in 2017 the Town of Johnsburg will celebrate 60 years of the Annual White Water Derby! Boating, golfing, amusement parks, and shopping malls are never too far away. We've celebrated our 200th anniversary and look forward to sharing 200 more with you.
Beauty and excitement await visitors to the Town of Lake George, well known as a vacation haven for centuries. Once you've been to the top of Prospect Mountain for a breathtaking view of the Lake and mountains, as far away as Vermont and New Hampshire, you'll understand why it is a popular place. Visit the Old Court House, built in 1845, which still has the original jail in the basement where (it is said) many of the "unhappy guests" still roam. It also houses a museum with war artifacts, a historical book store and library. Main Street is always a bustle as people love to spend time visiting the shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. In the evening, a walk along the waterfront is a must. Autumn in Lake George is truly magnificent as the radiant kaleidoscope of color on the mountains is reflected in the sparkling waters of Lake George. Each February the Town hosts a Winter Carnival every weekend with fun activities for kids and adults including snowmobile and outhouse races, skating, fishing and ice sculpting, just to name a few. Discover for yourself a grand destination, Lake George!
Lake Luzerne has catered to visitors since President Grant, who came here for rest and recreation after the Civil War. The grand hotels of the past have been replaced with cottages, motels and B&Bs, as well as a variety of restaurants. Come enjoy the scenic cascade of Rockwell Falls, raft the white waters of the Hudson River or enjoy fishing, swimming, camping and boating along the peaceful waters of our four chain lakes. Family entertainment includes summer concerts, craft shows and miniature golf. Sporting enthusiasts can use the local tennis or basketball courts, and in winter, snowmobiles can ride over 200 miles of groomed forest trails. Several area stables offer horseback riding and local attractions still include a weekly rodeo. Visitors are welcome to celebrate our past with a visit to local historical sites and museums. Lake Luzerne - a scenic Adirondack town with a proud heritage!
The Town of Queensbury, located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, is known as the Gateway to the Adirondack Region, and is a world famous vacation destination welcoming visitors from across the nation and around the globe. Tourists are drawn to our area for its natural beauty in addition to an exceptional selection of attractions and recreational opportunities, from amusement parks and historic landmarks to several lakes, rivers and mountains. In addition there are spectacular events like the three days each September at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport when they host the Adirondack Balloon Festival. The airport can also accommodate charters and private planes, Also located in the town is SUNY Adirondack, a fully accredited college which is part of the State University of New York; the Warren County Bikeway, a paved 12-mile bikeway that connects the Glens Falls Feeder Canal with the Lake George Battlefield; an indoor shopping mall and incredible factory outlet shopping. The Town of Queensbury, so much to offer!
Stony Creek, known as the Biggest Little Town in New York State is located in the southwest corner of the Adirondack Park and is the smallest town in Warren County. Located about 30 miles from Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs and less than 25 miles from Lake George and Gore Mountain Ski Area, Stony Creek is closer than you think. Nestled in the serenity and beauty of the Adirondacks, Stony Creek has many streams, lakes, rivers and mountains for your recreational enjoyment. Whether you prefer the accommodations of a rustic dude ranch, a quiet bed and breakfast or staying at one of our beautiful campgrounds, you will enjoy your time here. You can also experience fishing, hiking, horseback riding and golf among other activities. During your visit, relax and feast on a home-cooked meal while listening to local entertainment. Whatever your desire, enjoy the mountains and friendly people of Stony Creek
From the Hudson River along our eastern boundary to thousands of Forever Wild acres on our west, visitors to Thurman are immersed in natural beauty. In winter, choose between fireside snuggling with a good book as snow blankets the landscape or suiting up for outdoor fun. Ski at nearby Gore Mountain, or ride the 188 miles of trails groomed by Thurman Connection Snowmobile Club. You may also try sledding, snow-shoeing or cross-country skiing. In March, Thurman's maple producers host three weekends of "Thurman Maple Days" with open sugar houses, sugaring demonstrations and tours, including samples and sales of delectable maple goodies of all descriptions. Thurman's annual Maple Sugar Party, an all-you-can-eat buffet topped off with dessert of traditional "Jackwax," is the highlight of sugaring season. Tour Nettle Meadow Goat Farm and Cheese Company any Saturday at noon, or visit the cheese shop when open. Spring brings additional outdoor adventures-rafting, canoeing and kayaking from Wild Waters Outdoor Center or Beaver Brook Outfitters, or, for those with their own craft, the Hudson River can be accessed from the public launch on Route 418. Laze under summer skies for free Monday night concerts, enjoy a scenic train trip aboard the Saratoga and North Creek Railway, or go fishing throughout the season. Autumn brings October's Thurman Fall Farm Tour, and hunters will revel in the abundance of deer, bear and turkey in fall. Many kinds of lodging is available - from the amenities at The Glen Lodge, to campsites at Glen-Hudson or Daggett Lake campsites. Discover your smile in Thurman - where nature is a way of life!
Warrensburg is a year-round community situated on the banks of the Schroon River. Known as the Antique Capital of the Adirondacks for its numerous antique shops, it is also home to some beautiful Bed & Breakfast properties, many of which are housed in historic structures. In addition, Warrensburg boasts of its beautiful, private campgrounds and you will be delighted to discover the many restaurants and diners along Main Street. Golfers of all levels will enjoy the 18-hole Cronin's Golf Resort situated on the banks of the Hudson River which skirts the Town. There are also hiking trails, a public beach, and winter cross-country ski trails that are all close to the hamlet area. July brings the annual Smoke Eaters Jamboree and the weekend prior to Columbus Day features the annual World's Largest Garage Sale - a bargain hunter's paradise.
The Lake George Region, a wonderful place to live, is also a remarkable year-round resort. The Village's 900 permanent residents swell to over 15,000 in the summer months. Blessed with an award winning school system, magnificent parks, a lake dotted with 245 islands, quiet beaches, ski centers, and numerous golf courses, it is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Visiting Lake George is equally rewarding as few resorts boast of the number of accommodations - from a gorgeous suite to the smallest cabin. Great amusement parks, wondrous hiking trails, picnic areas, museums, miniature golf courses, dude ranches and great shopping abound throughout the area of the Village's region. Lake George Village is the hub of the resort area. One can walk the streets and be entertained by magicians and clowns, sit by the lake and enjoy a concert, swim or sunbathe, eat in a gourmet restaurant, or stroll with an ice cream cone or slice of pizza. Something new and exciting is happening every day, from fireworks on Thursdays, big bands on Wednesdays, to wonderful boat cruises and carriage rides every night. Come by boat, by trolley, or by car - it will be a visit to please you and your family, any season, any time. But make it soon.
We welcome you to visit the City of Glens Falls, with its rich cultural offerings including The Hyde Collection, a world class art museum, The Charles R. Wood Theater home to Adirondack Theatre Festival and other year round professional theater productions, a vibrant music scene, and a 5,000 seat sports and entertainment arena. Take a stroll down Glen Street or drive our neighborhoods and you'll see the architectural charm of the past preserved in many of our buildings and homes. Rain or shine and year round, there's always something to do here. We're the destination for the arts and entertainment in Warren County. At the Glens Falls Civic Center enjoy concerts, major extravaganzas, and children's theater and family fun events. Downtown you'll also find the latest run movies, art galleries, outdoor and indoor festivals, like the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council's June Arts Festival, and a variety of restaurants and boutique stores. The Chapman Historical Museum brings you back to Glens Falls' past as well as the history of the Adirondacks. And while you're here, visit the viewing platform at Cooper's Cave, made famous by James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Last of the Mohicans, the hiding site where Hawkeye and his companions attempted their escape. With our focus on the future, we welcome you to visit our friendly, historic and culturally diverse community. These offerings and more combine to position Glens Falls as America's Hometown for the 21st Century, a City of Opportunity.
Bolton Landing, a small resort community on beautiful Lake George, offers a wonderful vacation destination. Two public parks directly on the lake feature beaches, playgrounds, picnic areas, tennis courts, boat docking and summer concerts. Up Yonda Farm offers nature programs throughout the year and hiking trails with spectacular views of Lake George. Bolton Landing's historical attractions include the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, the Bolton Historical Museum, and Veterans' Memorial Park. Lake George is famous for its water quality, its forested shorelines, and its many beautiful islands. Most islands are state-owned and available for camping or a relaxing picnic. Bolton Landing, Gateway to the Islands, provides easy access to the islands from one of many marinas. Our many hotels, resorts and cottages welcome you! We invite you to have fun fishing, swimming and boating. Take your family for a hiking adventure or golf at our famous golf course. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two or a wonderful family meal in one of our restaurants; and, before you leave, shop for that perfect memento to remind you of your Adirondack vacation. In the fall, view the cascade of colors splashed across pristine Adirondack mountainsides. For the holiday season Main Street is beautifully decorated; and winter offers skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing. We invite you to take advantage of our central location. Bolton Landing - come for a day, a week, or a lifetime, and enjoy all that we have to offer!