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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“Starhaven is located about 8 miles from the Southern Adirondacks, an area of mountains, forests, lakes and wildlife. There are several local hiking trails of varying skill levels.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Ski Area
“The Olympic sights are a must-see during your visit! Make sure to check out the Olympic Passport that can save you money on Olympic venue attractions and more! www.whiteface.com”
  • 16 locals recommend
Food
“Delicious inspired menu and wonderful craft beer. This is not a brewpub, but a restaurant that also brews fine craft beer.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Homemade baked goods. Fresh coffee, tea,cider and cocoa. Many unique food items. Liquor store”
  • 10 locals recommend
Diner
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“It's a valley fixture. The food is homemade and mostly very good, especially the donuts! It is frequented by locals, families, hikers and people passing through. If you ask nicely, someone there will have the answer to any questions you have about the area. The staff is not always sweet and bubbly, but they have North Country grit and the best casual food around. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Home of the bobsled run and ski jumping. See the ORDA / Whiteface website for more offerings year round. The arena location off of main street- Not only the history of the ice rinks but the hallways are lined with lots of information on some of the most memorable moments in USA Olympic history....Miracle on Ice. The Arena is open to the public and has a museum inside that is admission through a ticket but general walk through to see the rinks and catch possibly a hockey game or figure skating lesson is all open unless there is a special event taking place.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“The staff at The Mountaineer are the local experts on rock climbing and fishing, and it carries whatever gear you may need for the outdoors. It's a family business that has been around for decades. And they sell patches for most of the area peaks, so be sure to stop by after you climb one. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rustic dining room, open air deck, great views Menu offers classic american items as well as other dietary needs including vegetarian. Also has a bar.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mountain
“This 6 hr round trip hike is hard work but the view from the top is remarkable..You will want to pack a picnic lunch for the rest at the top”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great food and cocktails. Local favorite. Popular and gets crowded, reservation always recommended. Kitchen sometimes closes early. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Inspired take-out sandwiches and other prepared food. Muffins, pies, and coffee. Patio for warm-weather dining (window service.) If you are vegetarian, the Tempeh Reuben is out of this world.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and an impressive menu for such a small place. Delicious Osso Bucco and brussel sprouts. Reservation strongly recommend. Beer and wine but no cocktails. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Farm to table food. Great cookies, love their Caesar salad with smoked trout dressing. Their pulled pork on Texas toast is very good.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Campground
“In the center of the Adirondack there are millions of trails fit for all ages and hiking abilities. Adk Lodge is in the center and has the most in one location. Families might life Mt Jo 0 (Short but powerful) hike all the way to and including Mt Marcy. You have Phelps, Wrights Peak, Algonquin, a nice walk around heart lake. Stunning.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“All of the High Peaks and Mount Marcy included is a spectacular region filled with towering peaks and miles and miles of very rugged trails. Be prepared for some serious hiking in this region or don't bother going out. The weather can change from sunny and warm to rainy and freezing in a matter of minutes so bring your best hiking gear.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mountain
“Really nice hike that has views on top of a waterfall. Will take a couple of hours”
  • 4 locals recommend