Popular Big Annual Events
The Lake Placid Horse Shows are always around July 4th.
The Lake Placid Ironman triathlon in always the third weekend in July.
The Essex County Fair has been going on for 160+ years, always in mid-August in Westport
The Adirondack Marathon held in late September leaf color time in Schroon Lake.
Popular Family Attractions
Driving up the the Whiteface Memorial Highway is a treat, especially for people who can't get to the top of a major peak any other way.
The Tobaggan Chute on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid is a wintertime favorite.
Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom – in a classic theme park in Lake George, part of the Great Escape chain and it now has a large indoor water complex.
Ausable Chasm – in Keesville is the Grand Canyon of the Ausable River offering a unique float trip downstream.
High Falls Gorge – in Wilmington offers access to a particularly scenic part of the West Branch of the Ausable River.
Santa's Workshop in Wilmington is a classic old fashioned roadside attraction but it is only suitable for very young children. Check to be sure it is open.