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ADK Oasis Guidebook
We have compiled some helpful information about the area for your to ADK Oasis. Please don’t hesitate to contact your hosts if you have any questions not answered here.
Limited summer hours
The Crux (Champlain Valley Climbing Center)
56 Rogers Rd
Limited summer hours
Get a massage or take a yoga class
Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness
2310 Lakeshore Rd
Get a massage or take a yoga class
Hike a variety of trails throughout the Champlain Valley, managing by CATS
Champlain Area Trails
6482 Main St
Hike a variety of trails throughout the Champlain Valley, managing by CATS
Willsboro Bay Boat Launch
Willsboro Bay Marina, Inc
25 Klein Way
Essex Marina
Open year round. Call for reservations
Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast
2297 Lake Shore Road
Open year round. Call for reservations
Chez Lin & Rays Restaurant
2270 Lakeshore Rd
Essex Ice Cream Cafe
2134 Lakeshore Road
by the ferry dock – simple food with a great water view
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Old Dock House & Marina
2754 Essex Rd
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by the ferry dock – simple food with a great water view
Antique store and Cafe - open year round
Pink Pig
2750 Essex Rd
Antique store and Cafe - open year round
Take the ferry across Lake Champlain. This is the closest crossing to ADK Oasis. Make sure to check the schedule for current hours! Ferries.com
Essex - Charlotte Ferry
Take the ferry across Lake Champlain. This is the closest crossing to ADK Oasis. Make sure to check the schedule for current hours! Ferries.com
Arts and community center for concerts, lectures, dances, children’s events, stand-up comedy, and home to the Champlain Valley Film Society, who show award winning current films in a friendly, community atmosphere – often with directors at the venue speaking about the films (all year but summer). Check their website or essexonlakechamplain.com site for current events.
Whallonsburg Grange Hall
1610 NY-22
Arts and community center for concerts, lectures, dances, children’s events, stand-up comedy, and home to the Champlain Valley Film Society, who show award winning current films in a friendly, community atmosphere – often with directors at the venue speaking about the films (all year but summer). Check their website or essexonlakechamplain.com site for current events.
Adirondack Art Association
2754 Essex - Charlotte Ferry
walk, museum and tubing down the river
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Ausable Chasm
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walk, museum and tubing down the river
Thursday-Saturday evening in summers with farm food trucks, local bands, and outdoor enjoyment of beer and hand-crafted soft drinks – great fun for the whole family (even dogs).
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Ausable Brewing Company
765 Mace Chasm Rd
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Thursday-Saturday evening in summers with farm food trucks, local bands, and outdoor enjoyment of beer and hand-crafted soft drinks – great fun for the whole family (even dogs).
Has a farm stand
Essex Farm CSA
2503 NY-22
Has a farm stand
Has a farm stand
REBER ROCK FARM
1699 Jersey St
Has a farm stand
Full and By Farm
319 Leaning Rd
Fantastic summer Actor’s Equity theater
Depot Theatre
6705 Main Street
Fantastic summer Actor’s Equity theater
Ledge Hill Brewing Company
6700 Main St
Restaurant open year round
Westport Hotel & Tavern
6691 Main Street
Restaurant open year round
farm to table restaurant run by an award winning documentary producer and his wife and a local doctor- a local favorite- open year-round
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The Deer's Head Inn
7552 Court
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farm to table restaurant run by an award winning documentary producer and his wife and a local doctor- a local favorite- open year-round
Restaurant: fantastic farm-to-table food on the water with fabulous views (especially sunsets)
Westport Yacht Club
44 Old Arsenal Rd
Restaurant: fantastic farm-to-table food on the water with fabulous views (especially sunsets)
Willsboro Golf Course
140 Point Road
public, beautiful golf course and dining
Westport Country Club
47 Country Club Way
public, beautiful golf course and dining
Summer outdoor concerts and plays, while you picnic on the lawn; and out-door skating in the winter
Ballard Park
6466 Main Street
Summer outdoor concerts and plays, while you picnic on the lawn; and out-door skating in the winter
Adirondack History Museum
7590 Court St
ADK History Museum Public Golf course Dine or shop Public paddle tennis and tennis courts
Elizabethtown
ADK History Museum Public Golf course Dine or shop Public paddle tennis and tennis courts
Ride the ferry to Vermont Explore the Split Rock Wilderness Shop or dine or hike a local trail (CATS-Champlain Area Trails) Get a massage or take a yoga class (Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness) Town is on Historic Register- many preserved historic buildings to view
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Essex
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Ride the ferry to Vermont Explore the Split Rock Wilderness Shop or dine or hike a local trail (CATS-Champlain Area Trails) Get a massage or take a yoga class (Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness) Town is on Historic Register- many preserved historic buildings to view
Whiteface Mountain downhill skiing (Olympic mountain) Cascade /Mt. Van Hoevenberg cross country ski center Bobsled rides (summer on wheels – winter on ice – on the bottom half of the Olympic course – not for the faint of heart!- height restrictions) Tubing down the ski jump (snow in winter, faux-grass in summer- age restrictions) Ice skating on the Olympic outdoor oval Ice skating competitions and Ice hockey in Olympic Arena Ski jumping and racing competitions in winter Summer ski jumping practicing into a pool (quite fun to see) Museum at the Top of the ski lift (great views and photo-ops.) Iron man and other fitness competitions Paddle Mirror Lake in summer Take dog sled rides on Mirror Lake in winter Enjoy many restaurants and shops, spas and museums. Movie Theater in town center
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Lake Placid
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Whiteface Mountain downhill skiing (Olympic mountain) Cascade /Mt. Van Hoevenberg cross country ski center Bobsled rides (summer on wheels – winter on ice – on the bottom half of the Olympic course – not for the faint of heart!- height restrictions) Tubing down the ski jump (snow in winter, faux-grass in summer- age restrictions) Ice skating on the Olympic outdoor oval Ice skating competitions and Ice hockey in Olympic Arena Ski jumping and racing competitions in winter Summer ski jumping practicing into a pool (quite fun to see) Museum at the Top of the ski lift (great views and photo-ops.) Iron man and other fitness competitions Paddle Mirror Lake in summer Take dog sled rides on Mirror Lake in winter Enjoy many restaurants and shops, spas and museums. Movie Theater in town center
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Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
5486 Cascade Road
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Cascade X-C Ski Center
4833 Cascade Rd
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Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & Biathlon Center
220 Bobsled Run Lane
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Lake Champlain
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Paddle Mirror Lake in summer Take dog sled rides on Mirror Lake in winter
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Mirror Lake
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Paddle Mirror Lake in summer Take dog sled rides on Mirror Lake in winter
Public Library with regular lectures by locals (always good)
Wadhams Free Library
763 NY-22
Public Library with regular lectures by locals (always good)
fantastic meals & baked goods – community pizza night on Friday evenings – beer provided as well
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Dogwood Bread Company
2574 County Route 10
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fantastic meals & baked goods – community pizza night on Friday evenings – beer provided as well
classes, live performances, films, educational lectures ,etc.
Strand Center Theatre
25 Brinkerhoff St
classes, live performances, films, educational lectures ,etc.
concerts and other arts performances
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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street
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concerts and other arts performances
small grocery store with healthy products
North Country Food Co-Op
25 Bridge St
small grocery store with healthy products
North Country Creamery
931 Mace Chasm Rd
The Strand Theater (classes, live performances, films, educational lectures ,etc.) Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (concerts and other arts performances) North Country Co-op (small grocery store with healthy products) Golf courses Marinas Fishing, boating, and wildlife tours Plattsburgh State Beach The Champlain Wine Company Oval Craft Brewing Stone Ledge Sculpture Garden Movie Theaters SUNY Plattsburgh University Many shops and dining options
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Plattsburgh
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The Strand Theater (classes, live performances, films, educational lectures ,etc.) Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (concerts and other arts performances) North Country Co-op (small grocery store with healthy products) Golf courses Marinas Fishing, boating, and wildlife tours Plattsburgh State Beach The Champlain Wine Company Oval Craft Brewing Stone Ledge Sculpture Garden Movie Theaters SUNY Plattsburgh University Many shops and dining options
OVAL Craft Brewing
111 Ohio Ave
not to be missed
Shelburne Museum
not to be missed
milk a cow, pet baby animals, hold a chicken, and sample award winning cheese at the site of its creation
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Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Road
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milk a cow, pet baby animals, hold a chicken, and sample award winning cheese at the site of its creation
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Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
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Try a wine tasting
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Shelburne Vineyard
6308 Shelburne Road
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Try a wine tasting
pick apples, buy yummy apple creations
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Shelburne Orchards
216 Orchard Road
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pick apples, buy yummy apple creations
Take a chocolate tour
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Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store
750 Pine Street
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Take a chocolate tour
aquarium and science museum on Burlington waterfront
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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
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aquarium and science museum on Burlington waterfront
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Burlington Farmers' Market
Saint Paul Street
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Burlington Bike Park
162 N Champlain St
Stroll or ride on the trails of the Burlington Waterfront Park
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Waterfront Park
20 Lake Street
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Stroll or ride on the trails of the Burlington Waterfront Park
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Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
1 Ethan Allen Homestead
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Shelburne Museum (not to be missed) Shelburne Farm (milk a cow, pet baby animals, hold a chicken, and sample award winning cheese at the site of its creation) Shelburne Apple orchard (pick apples, buy yummy apple creations) Teddy Bear Factory Lake Champlain Chocolate Tour Echo (aquarium and science museum on Burlington waterfront) Wine Tasting at Shelburne Vinyard Taste and tour at multiple Breweries Burlington Farmer’s Market (Saturdays) Burlington Bike Path Stroll or ride on the trails of the Burlington Waterfront Park Historic tours, boat tours, farm tours Ethan Allen Homestead University of Vermont Many shops and dining options (especially on Church Street Market – a pedestrian street loaded with interesting stores and dining options) Many festivals – art, jazz, and beer tasting, etc.
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Vermont
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Shelburne Museum (not to be missed) Shelburne Farm (milk a cow, pet baby animals, hold a chicken, and sample award winning cheese at the site of its creation) Shelburne Apple orchard (pick apples, buy yummy apple creations) Teddy Bear Factory Lake Champlain Chocolate Tour Echo (aquarium and science museum on Burlington waterfront) Wine Tasting at Shelburne Vinyard Taste and tour at multiple Breweries Burlington Farmer’s Market (Saturdays) Burlington Bike Path Stroll or ride on the trails of the Burlington Waterfront Park Historic tours, boat tours, farm tours Ethan Allen Homestead University of Vermont Many shops and dining options (especially on Church Street Market – a pedestrian street loaded with interesting stores and dining options) Many festivals – art, jazz, and beer tasting, etc.
The local residents use mainly three nearby airports: Burlington (1 hour drive east and north– ½ hour on the ferry) –check the ferry schedule. Albany (2 hour drive south) Montreal (two hour drive north – the city is closer) – don’t forget your passport and to allow time for border crossing.
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Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
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The local residents use mainly three nearby airports: Burlington (1 hour drive east and north– ½ hour on the ferry) –check the ferry schedule. Albany (2 hour drive south) Montreal (two hour drive north – the city is closer) – don’t forget your passport and to allow time for border crossing.
The local residents use mainly three nearby airports: Burlington (1 hour drive east and north– ½ hour on the ferry) –check the ferry schedule. Albany (2 hour drive south) Montreal (two hour drive north – the city is closer) – don’t forget your passport and to allow time for border crossing.
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Albany International Airport
737 Albany Shaker Road
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The local residents use mainly three nearby airports: Burlington (1 hour drive east and north– ½ hour on the ferry) –check the ferry schedule. Albany (2 hour drive south) Montreal (two hour drive north – the city is closer) – don’t forget your passport and to allow time for border crossing.
The local residents use mainly three nearby airports: Burlington (1 hour drive east and north– ½ hour on the ferry) –check the ferry schedule. Albany (2 hour drive south) Montreal (two hour drive north – the city is closer) – don’t forget your passport and to allow time for border crossing.
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Burlington International Airport
1200 Airport Drive
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The local residents use mainly three nearby airports: Burlington (1 hour drive east and north– ½ hour on the ferry) –check the ferry schedule. Albany (2 hour drive south) Montreal (two hour drive north – the city is closer) – don’t forget your passport and to allow time for border crossing.
Restaurant at the Willsboro Marina
The Upper Deck
20 Klein Way
Restaurant at the Willsboro Marina
Open Year Round
Turtle Island Cafe
3790 Main Street
Open Year Round
Galley Restaurant & Bar
20 Washington Street East
long-time local favorite with weekend live music
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Irises Cafe & Wine Bar
20-22 City Hall Pl
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long-time local favorite with weekend live music
new on the scene – fresh and delicious
Twisted Carrot
82 Margaret St
new on the scene – fresh and delicious
Latitude 44 Bistro
5131 U.S. Ave
farm-to-table Mexican – family friendly
The Pepper
13 City Hall Pl
farm-to-table Mexican – family friendly
Seasonal. Pricy but lovely, and all fresh food from their farm- reservations required – fantastic views of the Adirondacks
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The Inn at Shelburne Farms
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Seasonal. Pricy but lovely, and all fresh food from their farm- reservations required – fantastic views of the Adirondacks
inviting casual café
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Rustic Roots
195 Falls Road
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inviting casual café
high-end, creative but pricey
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Bearded Frog
5247 Shelburne Road
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high-end, creative but pricey
bistro
Barkeaters
97 Falls Road
bistro
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The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
160 Bank Street
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local and tourist favorite – French
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Leunig's Bistro
115 Church Street
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local and tourist favorite – French
high-end creative Chinese
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A Single Pebble
133 Bank Street
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high-end creative Chinese
pricey but delicious and creative
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Hen of the Wood - Burlington
55 Cherry Street
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pricey but delicious and creative
cozy Italian
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Trattoria Delia
152 Saint Paul Street
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cozy Italian
Closest Gas Station to ADK Oasis. Also has butcher counter, sandwich counter, and bakery. The meat and poultry are fresh and baked goods are quite good and made on site each morning.
Village Meat Market
3609 Essex Rd
Closest Gas Station to ADK Oasis. Also has butcher counter, sandwich counter, and bakery. The meat and poultry are fresh and baked goods are quite good and made on site each morning.
Another gas station. Also has simple food. Pizza.
Byrd's Country Store
3953 New York 22
Another gas station. Also has simple food. Pizza.
(From ADK Oasis: turn left from the driveway, right at blinking light in Essex to the next intersection – right and an immediate left). Hub on the Hill has a unique and delicious selection of food from our local farms (some raw, some pre-cooked). There you’ll find local dairy, veggies, honey, maple syrup, oils, granola, cookies, eggs, and other locally made edibles and non-edibles by nearby artisans (wood products, jewelry, dish towels and the like).
Hub on the Hill
(From ADK Oasis: turn left from the driveway, right at blinking light in Essex to the next intersection – right and an immediate left). Hub on the Hill has a unique and delicious selection of food from our local farms (some raw, some pre-cooked). There you’ll find local dairy, veggies, honey, maple syrup, oils, granola, cookies, eggs, and other locally made edibles and non-edibles by nearby artisans (wood products, jewelry, dish towels and the like).
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Healthy Living Market and Cafe
222 Dorset Street
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City Market/Onion River Co-op
82 South Winooski Avenue
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1812 Homestead
4403 NY-22
North Star Underground Railroad Museum
1131 Mace Chasm Rd
Westport Heritage House
6459 Main St
about 90 Minutes from ADK Oasis. (worth the drive – fantastic for the whole family)
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The Wild Center
45 Museum Drive
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about 90 Minutes from ADK Oasis. (worth the drive – fantastic for the whole family)
History museum, plus much more – very popular – closed in winter (also see the Wild Center).
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Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
9097 New York 30
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History museum, plus much more – very popular – closed in winter (also see the Wild Center).
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Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum
2634 Main Street
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key historic spot for the French and Indian War and American Revolution
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Fort Ticonderoga
102 Fort Ti Rd
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key historic spot for the French and Indian War and American Revolution
Kent-Delord House Museum
17 Cumberland Avenue
Clinton County Historical Association and Museum
98 Ohio Ave
Attend summer concerts. "In 1971, a young cellist named Yo-Yo Ma left New York City to spend his summer at the Meadowmount School of Music. He had some reservations – he’d never been away from home before and there was an intense practice regiment that seemed daunting. He got over it fast. Each summer, 200 students between the ages of 9 and 30 attend Meadowmount to learn the lessons and values that Ma, and numerous others, did. You can hear the current students, faculty and alumni in concerts throughout the summer beginning June 29." Also, Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell attended.
Meadowmount School of Music
1424 County Route 10
Attend summer concerts. "In 1971, a young cellist named Yo-Yo Ma left New York City to spend his summer at the Meadowmount School of Music. He had some reservations – he’d never been away from home before and there was an intense practice regiment that seemed daunting. He got over it fast. Each summer, 200 students between the ages of 9 and 30 attend Meadowmount to learn the lessons and values that Ma, and numerous others, did. You can hear the current students, faculty and alumni in concerts throughout the summer beginning June 29." Also, Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell attended.
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Château Ramezay - Musée et site historique de Montréal
280 Rue Notre-Dame Est
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MAC Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
185 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
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Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920 Rue Baile
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Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
1 Ethan Allen Homestead
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Adsit Cabin
Become a 46er by climbing all 46 high peaks.
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Adirondack Mountains
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Become a 46er by climbing all 46 high peaks.
Playground. Sometimes activities in the summer. Great place to watch the Independence Day fireworks.
Begg's Park
Playground. Sometimes activities in the summer. Great place to watch the Independence Day fireworks.
Willsborough Bowling Center & Toto's Sports Lounge
3922 New York 22
They host a concert series in the summer
Essex Community Church
2306 Lakeshore Rd
They host a concert series in the summer
Host a concert series at the Hand House in Elizabethtown, NY. Visit their website to learn more.
Piano By Nature
8273 River St
Host a concert series at the Hand House in Elizabethtown, NY. Visit their website to learn more.
Willsboro Heritage Center
3 School St
Split Rock Mountain
Summer camp for kids. Sometimes hosts other events.
Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Rd N
Summer camp for kids. Sometimes hosts other events.
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain
Rattlesnake Mountain Parking
Summer Community Theatre at the Masonic Lodge next to the ferry dock
Essex Theatre Company
Lake Shore Road
Summer Community Theatre at the Masonic Lodge next to the ferry dock
Cumberland 12 Cinemas
18 N Bowl Ln
Regal Cinemas Champlain Centre 8
60 Smithfield Blvd
Public park and sand beach - hike, swim, or picnic Just up the road at Florence Hathaway Park are public tennis courts. (https://www.townofwillsboro.com/florence-hathaway-park.html)
Noblewood Park
96 Noblewood Park
Public park and sand beach - hike, swim, or picnic Just up the road at Florence Hathaway Park are public tennis courts. (https://www.townofwillsboro.com/florence-hathaway-park.html)