The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Lake Placid 6

Old Forge and Eagle Bay 5

Wilmington 4

Saranac Lake 4

Lake George 4

Alexandria Bay 3

Sackets Harbor 3

Ticonderoga 3

North Creek and Gore Mountain 2

Clayton 2

Blue Mountain Lake 2

Crown Point 2

Glens Falls 2

Tupper Lake 1

Ausable Chasm 1

Bolton Landing 1

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Military Site 1

Mine 1

Mountain–Sight 1

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Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

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Seaway Trail Discovery Center

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

The Seaway Trail is a 454-mi federally recognized scenic byway along the shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Singer Castle

  • Building/Architectural Site

Guides leAD 45-minute tours, up and down many stairs, through this lovely turn-of-the-20th-century castle on Dark Island. The castle,...

Six Nations Indian Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

American Indian art, crafts, and artifacts are on display at this small museum dedicated to preserving the culture of the Iroquois Confederacy...

The Paul Smiths College VIC

  • Information Center

The center has natural-history exhibits and hosts lectures and classes on wildlife and other nature-related and outdoorsy subjects. Nature...

Tibbetts Point Lighthouse

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

One of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes looks out over the outlet of Lake Ontario. The Coast Guard left in 1981, and the building...

Ticonderoga Heritage Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The brick building that houses this museum served as the main office of the Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company in the late 1800s. Exhibits...

Upper Hudson River Railroad

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

This scenic railroad offers unparalleled views of the Hudson River. The two-hour, 17-mi round-trip excursion runs along a section of...

Water Slide World

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

The 12-acre park has more than 35 slides, a wave pool, water and sand volleyball, and kiddie pools. Food is available, as are lockers,...

White Pine Camp

  • Building/Architectural Site

President Calvin Coolidge used this great camp on Lake Osgood as his "summer White House" in 1926. Although built in 1907 and expanded...

Whiteface Mountain

  • Mountain–Sight

Though only the fifth-highest in the region, Whiteface Mountain is one of the best-known mountains in the Adirondacks. Veterans Memorial...