Summer Destinations: Adirondacks

May 1, 2019

There are many great destinations for summer fun in the Adirondacks, including:

Adirondack Experience

Storytellers for life in the Adirondacks past and present. Explore the magic and allure of this great region all within 121 acres of an open air campus. Step into a guide boat, break up a log jam, set off a charge in a mine shaft or hike to the ADKX Boathouse to paddle or row a vintage boat. Walk through beautiful galleries and enjoy interactive exhibits featuring unique Adirondack artifacts. Share an unforgettable day at an extraordinary place. Re-imagine YOUR museum experience.

Gallery 3040

Fine art and more in the center of Old Forge.  Specializing in handmade goods, Gallery 3040 has a wide variety of unique gifts and fine art. This family operated gallery and boutique showcases a wide variety of jewelry, woodwork, ceramics, paintings, photography and more. Fun and friendly, the gallery hosts several artist receptions, craft parties, trunk shows and special events every month. Stop and say hello, and browse a curated mix of interesting goods from the Adirondacks and around the world. Something for every price range. The gallery also provides a full-service custom framing shop.

Howe Caverns

Located in scenic Schoharie County, Howe Caverns is celebrating another summer of discovery and has been in operation since 1842 and operating guided tours for 90 years. Howe’s main attraction is a living, limestone cave, located 156 feet (15 stories) below the earth’s surface. You’ll learn the story of Lester Howe’s discovery and enter the cave via elevator to experience well-lit, smooth brick walkways, and a boat ride on the underground Lake of Venus. Specialty tours (Lantern, Flashlight, Adventure, Signature Rock Discovery and Private) are available with advance reservations. Howe Glassworks is a new interactive glassblowing studio located at Howe Caverns. Guests are able to work with our artists in a private, hands-on workshop to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. There is also gemstone mining, seasonal outdoor activities, a large Gift Shop, a Sweet Shop filled with homemade fudge and other yummy treats, plus an on-site Café. Information on tours, pricing, overnight packages and more online or call 518-296-8900 to plan your visit today.

Old Forge Lake Cruises

You and your family will enjoy the fresh Adirondack air and sparkling clear waters cruising the first four lakes of the Fulton Chain. Experience the seasonal pleasure of the ever-changing scenery from the upper or lower deck on the Clearwater. Food and beverages are available from our snack bar. Each cruise is two hours long. Accessibility information: The enclosed lower deck of the Clearwater is handicapped accessible.