Exploring the Adirondacks

Published Date Author: , August 22nd, 2014

Adirondack ChairsAs the largest state-run nature reserve in the continental United States, Adirondack Park offers plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities, from hiking and fishing in the summer months, to wintertime skiing. Even if you find yourself near one of the park’s most popular resorts, Gore Mountain, outside of prime ski season, you’ll find plenty of other attractions to keep you busy. Here’s a sampling…

Culture: Visit the Adirondack Museum

Open since 1957, the 32-acre open-air Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Park documents the history of the people who have lived, worked, and played in the Adirondack Park. Exhibits housed in 24 buildings include a “Roads and Rails” exhibit with a walk-through, fully furnished railroad car, as well as sleighs, buggies, and the carriage that rushed Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt to a train in North Creek, New York on the night President McKinley was assassinated.

The location of the museum itself mirrors the history of the Adirondacks, which developed from a mineral and lumber resource to recreation site. The museum’s site was used first as a lumber camp, then a summer hotel, before becoming a museum. The Adirondack Museum ($18 admission) will remain open seven days a week until October 13, then reopens next May. Special exhibits on view include the Sonic Hotel: Lost and Found Sounds of the Adirondacks, an audio art exhibition.

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