Family Attractions

The Adirondack Coast offers great attractions for all ages. Visit a museum and explore our rich heritage, wander around a homestead, or try your skills at racing. These attractions will help you create lasting family memories.

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Adirondack Coast Events

Adirondack Coast Events is a husband and wife running duo with over 30 years of experience in sports and event management and a passion for inspiring others to achieve their goals. By providing quality race timing and management services at an affordable rate, Adirondack Coast Events has been able to help raise almost $200,000 for local, regional and national charities since 2014. Book your running event with them today!

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Adirondack Experience

The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake with 121 sprawling acres and over two dozen buildings and exhibition spaces to explore, you can count on your Adirondack Experience visit to be just that: an experience that’s action-packed, entertaining, educational, and fun for the entire family. From feeding trout, to bird watching, to interacting with craftsmen as they ply their trades, to strolling gallery after gallery of Adirondack art, photography, furniture, tools, cabins, boats and more, the Adirondack Experience has something for everyone. 

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Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory

In the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Tupper Lake, NY provides one of the best destinations for stargazing in the East. The combination of low-light pollution, low humidity and high altitude provide nearly ideal conditions for night sky viewing. It is here where the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory has been laying its roots into the dark side of a hill on Big Wolf Road.

Currently, the Sky Center hosts stargazing on clear nights year round and offers many educational opportunities for the entire family, but their plans for the future are out of this world...literally. The addition of an AstroScience Center Museum and Planetarium is underway and you won't want to miss its opening, so stay up to date on the latest news by visiting!

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Adirondack View Vineyard & Lavender

Adirondack View Vineyard and Lavendar is a 13 acre diversified, organic farm in Keeseville, NY.  Open 7 days a week from May to October, they encourage visitors to pack a picnic and come enjoy their u-pick fields, farm store and beauty of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains.

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Asgaard Farm & Dairy

Asgaard Farm and Dairy is a family owned and operated farm that produces farmstead cheeses and other dairy, meat, poultry and vegetables for the local community. The farm is set on 1,500 acres of organic fields and second growth forests in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, just outside of the village of Au Sable Forks. Grains are grown for flour produced in our local mill and as feed for their animals. They harvest logs for the local sawmill under American Tree Farm Certification.

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Ausable Brewing Company

Ausable Brewing Company (ABC) is a farm-based nano-brewery owned and operated by the Badger brothers. Located on 140 acres in the Champlain Valley just east of the Adirondack High Peaks, ABC is dedicated to serving a variety of high quality ales, lagers and house sodas in a relaxed and fun, family friendly atmosphere.

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Ausable Chasm

Explore more than five miles of scenic trails in the midst of a primeval Adirondack Forest. Stroll past Rainbow Falls, Elephant's Head, Column Rock, Hyde's Cave and the eerie quiet of Mystic Gorge. Descend hundreds of feet to walk on natural stone walkways and gaze upon eons of geologic history etched in stone.

Add a scenic raft ride and float the legendary waters of the Ausable River through a maze of breathtaking rock formations sculpted over thousands of years by the river's currents.  For the more adventurous, try the rappelling adventure course or the new adventure trail featuring cable bridges, edge walks, cargo net climb, cable traverses and more. 

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Ausable Marsh State Wildlife Management Area

Ausable Wildlife Management Area is an interesting five-mile circuit, touring extensive marsh areas amid the wide meanders of the Ausable Delta and at the mouth of the Little Ausable River. The marsh is home to many waterfowl species.

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Ausable Point Campground and Day Use Area

Ausable Point Campground campsites offer a shoreline comprised of natural sand and a gentle slope right to Lake Champlain. It borders a wildlife management area that offers a hiking trail, as well as water access for canoeists and sea kayakers to explore. With the city of Plattsburgh a short drive from this campground there is virtually no limit for entertainment opportunities.

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Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum

The Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum depicts rural and farm life in the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks prior to the 1950s in an entertaining environment with live demonstrations. It is their goal to create an atmosphere that depicts how rural farm families lived and worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The museum also acquires, restores, displays and demonstrates how things were operated during that era.  Visitors to the museum learn about New York's rural and farm life development from seeing horse drawn implements, gas engines, early tractors and other supporting tools in action.

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Banker Orchards

Banker Orchards offers a variety of freshly grown apples, delicious baked goods including apple and pumpkin pie, as well as homegrown pumpkins.  Enjoy their petting zoo on site with pigs, goats, llamas, miniature donkeys, and horses.  Birthday parties and meetings can be scheduled in their Party Barn.

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Bechard's Sugar House

Bechard's Sugar House is a family owned maple sugaring operation located on the Adirondack Coast, offering pure New York Maple Syrup, maple cream, maple molded sugar and granulated sugar. Bechards Sugar House got their start in 1998 and has grown to have over 4,700 taps and counting, stop in to get a taste of this liquid gold.

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Bluff Point Lighthouse

Placed in service in 1874, the Bluff Point Lighthouse - also known as the Valcour Island Light - was one of the last lighthouses to be manned on the lake. It guided ships through the narrow passageway between the island and the New York shore for almost 60 years. Its fifth-order Fresnel lens was seen each evening from 1874 until 1930 when a steel tower was erected just south of the structure. In 2004 the lighthouse was reactivated when the light was removed from the steel tower and re-installed in the lighthouse.

The lighthouse is owned by New York State Parks and managed by Clinton County Historical Association. Grounds are open, dwelling and tower are open to the public in season.

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Boots and Birdies

Family owned and operated, Boots and Birdies is a Western Themed Family Fun Center located in Lake Placid, NY. We feature a challenging 18 hole miniature golf course along with a super fun Eurobungy.  To add to the excitement, we also have a custom built mining sluice for gemstone and fossil mining.  Stop down for one activity or do them all!

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Cadyville Beach

This family-friendly beach boasts calm waters and is perfect for all ages.  Situated near the Saranac river it is typically open from June to September. Pack your suits, towels, and lunch to enjoy a day of fun in the sun.

Park Amenities

  • Swimming area

  • Picnic area

  • Boat launch

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Cadyville Park

Cadyville Park gives you the opportunity to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities year around. Use of the park and its facilities are free to the public. 

Park Features
  • 18 Hole Disc Golf Course      
  • Picnic Area      
  • 1 Basketball Court
  • Park Building (available for rent)
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Baseball/Softball Fields
  • Playground
  • 2 Soccer Fields
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Bike Trails
  • Geocaches
  • Storybook Trail (Coming Soon)

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Champlain Area Trails

Champlain Area Trails (CATS) creates and maintains over 50 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails in New York’s Champlain Valley that link communities, connect people with nature, and promote economic vitality. Get your hike started by downloading the CATS map today!

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Champlain Centre

Champlain Centre is the North Country’s premier shopping destination offering over 70 stores, an 8 screen cinema, food court, arcade and more.

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Champy's Fun City

Champy’s FunCity provides visitors an entertaining and immersive family gaming environment. Games include:

  • 2 lane mini-bowling alley
  • 9 hole blacklight mini golf course
  • Full arcade with over 40 games and hundreds of redemption prizes
  • Two story Lasertag arena with 16 vests
  • Three story Ballocity Softplay unit with ball pit
  • Lasermaze
  • Bumper cars
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Chazy Lake

Set in the valley between Lyon Mountain and Ellenburg, Chazy Lake has spectacular scenic views, great waters and plays host to a variety of watersports year round.

Physical characteristics:

  • Elevation: 1541 feet
  • Area: 1807 acres
  • Maximum depth: 72 feet
  • Mean depth: 33 feet
  • Maximum Width: ~1.5 miles
  • Length: ~ 3.5 miles
  • Thermocline: ~ 30 feet 

Recreational Opportunities:

  • Paddling
  • Fishing
  • Motor Boats
  • Ice Fishing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming


DEC boat launch with a hard surface ramp is located off Route 374, 5 miles west of the Village of Dannemora. It has parking for 20 cars and trailers.

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Chazy Orchards

Chazy Orchards is the historic home of the “Largest McIntosh Apple Orchard in the World.” Originally planted in the 1920’s, Chazy Orchards annually produces nearly 300,000 bushels of McIntosh apples, in addition to Honeycrisp, Cortland, and a new variety known as SweeTango™. Pick-your-own apples and enjoy all the orchard has to offer. 

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Clinton County Fair

The Clinton County Fair is celebrating its 69th year of operation in 2017. With games, rides, live concerts, fried foods, and more this family-friendly fair is a great summertime activity!

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Clinton County Historical Association

Interpreting the history of Clinton County, the Clinton County Historical Museum features three floors of exhibit space with eight galleries and display areas. Their permanent collection includes over 20,000 textiles, documents, photographs, paintings, and other Clinton County memorabilia. The museum also features changing exhibits throughout the year and is convenientally located on Old Base Museum Campus.

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Clintonville Pine Barrens

A great place for a family hike, this 900-acre pitch pine-heath barrens is one of the best examples of that natural community type in New York. It provides habitat for rare plants including prairie redroot, and two rare moths - the pine pinion moth and the Acadian swordgrass moth. Prairie redroot is currently found in just a few sites in the state. Likewise, the Clintonville Pine Barrens may be the only location in New York where the endangered pine pinion moth is found.

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Country Dreams Farm

Country Dreams Farm is proudly owned and operated by George Weidle and Melissa Monty-Provost, two hardworking people passionate about farming and providing a quality experience for others to enjoy year round. Get up close and personal with the goats, take a tour of the farm, enjoy a winter sleigh ride or get lost in the fall corn maze. Whatever adventure you choose -- no matter the season -- you and your family are sure to create unforgettable memories! 

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Cumberland 12 Cinemas

Cumberland 12 opened in 2008 as an entertainment destination. The theatre has 12 high quality screens with stadium seating, digital projections, and high back rocker loveseats. Cumberland 12 makes it a priority to work together with local businesses and the community to bring the cinema to life. 

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Cumberland Bay State Park

On the western shore of Lake Champlain and minutes from downtown Plattsburgh is Cumberland Bay State Park, a popular day-use area with a large natural sand beach and picnic grounds. The park is open from mid-May – Columbus Day.  

Park Features 
  • Beach
  • Swimming  
  • Playing fields
  • Playground
  • Concession stand
  • Picnic area
  • Grills 
  • Pavilions
  • Restrooms
  • Campsites
Winter Activities
  • Cross-country skiing

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Escape Room 60

Planning an outing with colleagues, a party with family, or a night out with that special someone? Look no further. Escape Room 60 is Plattsburgh’s newest recreation, team building, and gaming attraction. The premise is simple. Enter a themed room brimming with concealed clues and hidden puzzles. Work together with a small group of friends, co-workers and even complete strangers to crack codes and solve the mysteries of the room. But hurry… You only have 60 minutes!

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Fort Ticonderoga

Immerse yourself in nearly 2000 acres of exquisite landscape at Fort Ticonderoga.  Experience the story of the creation of an empire in the French & Indian War resulting in the struggle for America's independence a generation later. Relive the defining moments in America's history when nations fought to control a continent. Located within the shadow of the Adirondack Mountains and overlooking Vermont's picturesque Green Mountains, Fort Ticonderoga guards the historic portage between Lake Champlain and Lake George.

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High Falls Gorge

High Falls Gorge sits in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain. Here you can take a nature walk to view the Ausable River as it spills over ancient granite cliffs.  Sturdy bridges, walkways and groomed paths provide safe access to breathtaking views and photographic vantage points.

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Kent Delord House Museum

The Kent Delord House was built in 1797 and was home to the Delord family between 1810 and 1913.  Henry Delord was a merchant, a judge and a well-respected member of the early 19th century Plattsburgh community.  Before the Battle of Plattsburgh, Henry and his family fled the house, which was then occupied by British officers from an artillery corps.  Inside see a mess chest left behind by the British officers, portaits of Henry and Betsey Delord, a case clock and other furniture belonging to Henry, a silver tea service which the family claimed Betsey buried in the garden before the British arrived, and other furnishings from throughout the 19th century. The Kent-Delord House Museum gardens are also a stop on the International Peace Garden Trail.

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Lyon Mountain

Standing at 3,830' Lyon Mountain dominates the western sky of the Adirondack Coast. The large massif has long been a draw for hikers and backcountry skiers alike - and for good reason. The international view from the top of Lyon Mountain includes the skyline of Montreal, the Adirondack High Peaks, Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont. 

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Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum

The Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum provides history of the mining industry, the company as well as the mining towns of Lyon Mountain and Standish. The museum features exhibits on the Chateauguay branch of the D&H Railroad and includes magnetism and railroad play and craft areas for children.

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Macomb Reservation State Park

Macomb Reservation State Park allows you to enjoy a day in the wilderness playing on David Pond or the Salmon River. The park is open from mid-May to Labor Day. 

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Miner Institute

Located on the Adirondack Coast, The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is the present-day manifestation of the philosophy and principles once embodied by William Miner on Heart's Delight Farm. Since its creation in 1951, the principal function has been, and continues to be, the economic improvement of agricultural operations through research, education, and demonstration. Visit the Heart's Delight Farm Heritage Exhibit, a tribute to William Miner, a farmer, inventor and philanthropist, anchored with exhibits, antiques, photographs and gardens.

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Natural Stone Bridge and Caves

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves is home to the massive stone bridge arch - the LARGEST marble cave entrance in the east. The entrance dominates this spectacular display of ancient Adirondack geology from rock over one billion years old. Take a walking stick, map, and camera and set out on a self-guided, above-ground, natural stone step nature trail and descend into lighted surface caves with raging waterfalls and tranquil dark pools.

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New Land Trust

The New Land Trust, dates back to the 1970s, when a group of area students purchased a plot of land near the small hamlet of Saranac, NY. Today this 287-acre preserve offers more than 20 trails, a classic Adirondack lean-to, bunkhouse and even a few decorative outhouses.

Preserve Features:

  • Hiking
  • Lean-to
  • Birding
  • Outhouses
  • Nature Trails

Winter Activities

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Trailhead Parking: 236 Plumadore Road, Saranac, NY 12981

Mailing Address: PO Box 101 Saranac, NY 12981

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Nicandri Nature Center

The Eugene L. Nicandri Nature Center is a state of the art nature center in Robert Moses State Park in Massena, NY. With ponds, aquariums, educational exhibits, interactive displays, learning classrooms and a friendly staff, the Nicandri Nature Center offers year round indoor and outdoor programming for all!

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North Bowl Lanes

What better way for a wholesome good time? If you want to get a little exercise for a few hours a day, smile while doing it, and just have a great time with friends and family, come to North Bowl Lanes! You can find everything you need for a fun bowling experience! We’ve got open bowling, specials, shoe rental, snacks and more.

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North Star Underground Railroad Museum

This North Star Underground Railroad Museum reveals the hidden history of the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad.   Poignant exhibits portray compelling stories of fugitives from slavery who passed through Northeastern New York and the Champlain Valley on their way to freedom in Québec and Ontario, Canada.

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Northern Orchard Farm Stand

Northern Orchard is a grower, packer and wholesale shipper of premium quality apples located in the town of Peru on New York's beautiful Adirondack Coast. Their farm produces many different varieties of apples including McIntosh, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Red Delicious, Gala, Macoun, Cameo, Fortune, Paula Reds, Zestar, and Gingergold, berries and vegetables for visitors to enjoy.

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Olympic Regional Development Authority

The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was originally created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. Today, ORDA operates Whiteface Mountain ski area, Gore Mountain, Belleayre Mountain, as well as the Olympic Center, the Olympic Jumping Complex and the Olympic Sports Complex.

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Parker Family Maple Farm

Parker Family Maple Farm is located on the edge of the Adirondack Mountains and has been family owned and operated by the Parker family since 1889. Parker's sugarhouse and maple store is open year round for the public to enjoy the delicious, quality products that come from their 40,000 tap maple operation. They also have a mail order option for out of towners to enjoy Parker's products any time!

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Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum

The Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum is a newly-formed museum which is operated by the Battle of Plattsburgh Association and is convenientally located on Old Base Museum Campus. The museum focuses on the forty years of U.S. Air Force presence in Plattsburgh.

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Plattsburgh City Beach

Just minutes from downtown Plattsburgh on the shores of Lake Champlain, the Plattsburgh City Beach is one of the largest freshwater beaches in America and boasts beautiful views of Lake Champlain and the majestic Green Mountains of Vermont.  The park features access to over a mile and a quarter of sandy beach, a dedicated swimming area, picnic tables and outdoor grills, a concession stand, kayak rentals, restrooms with showers and a nature trail.

Park Features:

  • Beach
  • Swimming
  • Concession stand
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms
  • Nature trail
  • Showers

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Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market

Visit the Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market for a true taste of the Adirondack Coast featuring local produce and other local products.

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Plattsburgh State Art Museum

At the Plattsburgh State Art Museum find permanent collections and changing exhibits range from antiquities to contemporary art - including one of the country's most complete collections of works of Rockwell Kent.

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Point Au Roche State Park

With its prime location on the northwestern shore of beautiful Lake Champlain, its protected beach area, as well as its mix of open and forested walking/hiking trails, Point Au Roche State Park is a great family attraction!

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Regal Champlain Stadium 8

Sit back and relax at Regal Champlain Stadium 8 as you enjoy a one of a kind movie experience. From crystal-clear, all digital projections to custom-built sound systems and stunning 3D, Regal Champlain Stadium 8 will give you an immersive movie experience.

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Rulfs Orchard

Rulfs Orchard has made its way from selling apples out of a wagon on the front lawn to growing over 15 varieties of produce, having 7 greenhouses, a large farm stand, and a bakery with freshly made doughnuts and pies.  Open year round, Rulfs also offers U-pick apples, strawberries and blueberries, as well as a pumpkin patch and corn maze during the fall season and home of an annual Strawberry Festival every June.   

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Samuel de Champlain History Center

Discover the Adirondack Coast’s celebrated ties to Quebec, France and Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of our region at the Samuel de Champlain History Center. Featuring a large depository for local maps, pictures, books and artifacts on Samuel de Champlain and the Franco-American population in northern New York and New England.

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Samuel de Champlain Monument

A bronze monument dedicated in 1912 to the famous French explorer Samuel de Champlain. In 1609 he became the first European to explore this region and first to traverse the inland waterway, which was named Lake Champlain in his honor.  

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Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop specializes in entertaining young children and the young at heart.  The minute you walk through the gates of Santa's Workshop, you will be sent back in time to a storybook village where the traditional story of Santa lives. Enjoy a visit with Santa Claus and his reindeer at his North Pole home and workshop, plus rides, shows and attractions.

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The Alice T. Miner Museum

Touring the three floors and period rooms of the Alice T. Miner Museum is like taking a trip back in time.  Much of the museum remains just as Alice left it representing not only her personal taste and the hints of Chicago influence from many of her friends, but the Colonial Revival Movement. The Museum has three floors and fifteen rooms. The Kitchen - with fireplace & oven, baby cradle, whale oil lamps and 17th century table - tells how family life once centered on the hearth. You will find letters written by US Presidents, samplers, silhouettes, furniture, dolls and china from the 17th - 19th centuries - collected by Alice T. Miner.

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The Depot Theater

The Depot Theatre is a professional theater producing five plays with six performances per week from late June to September. The historical building is a functioning train station built in 1876, making journeys with the theatre both literal and figurative. These theatrical journeys require no passport or baggage, just your willingness to sit in a comfortable seat while professional artists dazzle you with story, song and dance.

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The Wild Center

The Wild Center is committed to a future where people and the natural world thrive together. Discover the story of the Adirondacks, and explore new ways that people and nature can thrive in the same place. The Center, dedicated to understanding this rare place, is committed to helping people explore not a small collection, but one that lives and breathes across the entire expanse of the Adirondacks. The Wild Center is science-based, and its experiences, exhibits and programs are designed to open new ways to look into our relationship with nature. The Wild Center’s collection as a trove spread over all six million acres of the Adirondacks.

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Titus Mountain Family Ski Center

Since 1960 Titus Mountain has been offering winter fun for the whole family. Titus Mountain offers skiing, snowboarding, night skiing, terrain park, tubing hill, equipment rental and a snow sports school. Short lift lines, uncrowded slopes, good food, magnificent grooming, friendly staff and low prices make Titus Mountain a great family ski resort. Titus Mountain recently opened a maple sugar shack right on the slopes, skiers and snowboarders can now get their sweet tooth fix right on the mountain at Moon Valley Maple.

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War of 1812 Museum

The Battle of Plattsburgh Association is dedicated to developing and operating the Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and War of 1812 Museum located on Old Base Museum Campus. In this effort they will collect, preserve and maintain appropriate artifacts and undertake a national education effort to publicize the significance of the Battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812 and our nation’s history.

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Wilder Homestead

The mission of the Almanzo & Laura Ingalls Wilder Association is to educate visitors about rural life in Northern New York from 1840-1875 through the preservation and restoration of the Wilder Homestead, the Boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder, and inspiration for the book "Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Step back in time, take a tour and keep an eye out for special events throughout the season including but not limited to, children's events, a cultural festival and a harvest festival!

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Willsborough Bowling Center

Willsborough Bowling Center and Toto's Sport Lounge is a place to have fun and relax. Have a drink, bowl a frame, and hit a bullseye!

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