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Blue Mountain Lake features the Adirondack Museum, Rt 30 on the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway

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Blue Mountain Lake

Adirondack Trail and Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30 and State Rt. 28, in Hamilton County

Historic Blue Mountain Lake, home of the Adirondack Museum. is on both the Adirondack Trail and the Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byways.

Visit the village, that's named for the Lake, that's named for the Mountain --- a very typical example of the inter-relationships of Adirondack places and place names.

Many visitors are drawn to the village of Blue Mountain Lake to spend time at the Adirondack Museum. For more than fifty years this museum has been showcasing the interaction between the people who have lived, worked, and spent leisure time in the Adirondacks within the context of the Adirondack region's challenging and rewarding geography, climate, and beautiful wilderness appeal. Extensive collections of wooden boats and historic photographs, Adirondack style buildings, furnishings, and fine art are complemented by changing exhibits, special events, and engaging hands on experiences.

At the Adirondack Center for the Arts join other visitors, seasonal residents and  year-round residents for visual and performing arts including performances, workshops, exhibits and educational programs.

Throughout the area you can visit shops and galleries that feature the works of local painters, photographers, potters, authors, jewelers, quilters, and furniture makers who are inspired by the magnificent beauty of the region. You'll find antique shops, outfitters and sporting goods stores, and general stores offering a wide variety of  merchandise.

There are plenty of four season recreation opportunities around Blue Mountain Lake, including hiking, boating, camping, and snowmobiling on an extensive trail system.

The Adirondack Trail traverses the Adirondack Park from north to south, and the Central Adirondack Trail follows a crescent shaped route through the heart of the Adirondacks, intersecting in the villages of Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake.

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Scenic Byway Attractions in this Community

Available Services

Auto Service

  • Air pump
  • Gas Station


  • Cell Phone service
  • Library w/Internet service
  • Lodging w/Internet service
  • Pay telephone


  • Adirondack Cuisine
  • Deli/Sandwich Shop
  • Pizza


  • Convenience Store


  • B&B
  • Campground
  • Cottages/Cabins

Other Visitor Services

  • Historical Society
  • Post Office

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