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Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Trail and Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30 and State Rt. 28, near Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County

This regional museum’s collections of historic artifacts, photographs, archival materials, and fine art, and its engaging programs, reflect stories of life, work, and play in the Adirondack Park and northern New York State.

Six million acres of park form the basis of this museum's exhibits, that focus on the rich history of the Adirondack region. The Adirondack Museum complex is larger than expected, with 20 plus exhibit buildings of all different sizes, a great scenic location with views out over Blue Mountain Lake, a nice simple food service, great gift shop, and lots of choices among the exhibits. Families or folks of all ages should enjoy the selection, from train cars, to dozens of boats, to Adirondack rustic furniture, to tales of life in the lumbering and mining industries of the mountains. Plenty of hands on opportunities for the kids, too. Open May 22 through October 18, daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Closest Community:

Blue Mountain Lake

Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail and Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30 and State Rt. 28
Months Occurring:april, may, june, july, august, september and october
Best Season:summer and fall
Best Time:

Anytime between mid-May and mid-October. Hard to beat the view when the trees are in full color in late September

Scenic View:

Spectacular view of Blue Mountain Lake from the deck off the cafeteria, enjoy delicious food made on premises while taking in an historic view.

Indoors or Outdoors:both
Admission Fee:yes
ADA Compliance:yes
Restroom Available:yes
Bus Parking:yes
Latitude:43.8621481071
Longitude:-74.4374499552
URL:Adirondack Museum website

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