Things to Do

Family Attractions and Annual Events

Drive up Whiteface, float Ausable Chasm, go to Great things to do with your family or any group.

Popular Family Attractions


The Tobaggan Chute on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid is a wintertime favorite. It is new, replacing the old chute that was originally the top of the 1930s Olympic ski jump.  

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.

Santa's Workshop in Wilmington is a classic old fashioned roadside attraction but it is only suitable for young children

Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course in Bolton Landing on Lake George.  There is another zip line and paint ball at Hudson Whitewater Challengers.  The newest big zip line is the Adirondack Eagle Flyer near Lake George.


Popular Big Annual Events


Americade in early June brings the world's largest touring motorcycle rally to Lake George


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.