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The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands Sights

Whiteface Mountain

  • 12997 Veterans Memorial Hwy. Map It
  • Wilmington
  • Mountain–Sight

Fodor's Review

Though only the fifth-highest in the region, Whiteface Mountain is one of the best-known mountains in the Adirondacks. Veterans Memorial Highway twists and climbs 8 mi to the top of the mountain. Close to the peak is a parking lot; from here you can ride an elevator or hike the rest of the way up. Scenic gondola rides are available in the summer.

Sight Information


12997 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Wilmington, New York, 12997, United States

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518-946–2223 Ext. 214

Sight Details:

  • $9 per car and driver, $4 each additional passenger. $17 per person for gondola rides
  • Access to the drive is available late May–early July, daily 9–4; early July–early Sept., daily 8:30–5; rest of Sept., daily 9–4; call for Oct. times. Gondola rides to the top of the mountain are available daily 10–4 mid-June–Sept. 1 and on weekends Sept. 5–Oct. 9.


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