Other Activities in the Adirondacks
While white water rafting is the focal point of our activities at the Hudson River Adventure Center, there are other activities in the Adirondacks that you might enjoy.
Aerial Zip Course at the Hudson River
Our Aerial Zip Course is a guided ropes course experience with a series of aerial obstacles including zip lines. The excitement builds as you harness up and climb to the “launching pad.” Then it’s into the air, soaring like an eagle, for a zippy, tree-top view. You’ll go from zipping to climbing, swinging, and jumping through the elements. Make this adrenaline-pumping course a must-do adventure for you, your family and friends. Our staff will help you along the way. No experience needed.
Aerial Zip Course = $29.00/person
Minimum age: 9
Available April – October
Paintball in the Adirondacks
Our wooded paintball field features natural rocks and trees for barriers as well as some strategically positioned blinds to create a fun experience for someone who has never played paintball before. Whether you’re a veteran player, or new to the sport, we invite you to check out our paintball program at the Hudson. See more details and rates.
Enjoy one or more of these nearby activities in the Adirondacks:
Located in one of the US’s largest forest preserves, Gore Mountain winter activities include: downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing. Summer activities include: scenic gondola rides, mountain biking, and hiking for all ages and abilities. Visit their website.
The Adirondack Museum
Six million acres of Adirondack Park surround and form the basis of the museum’s exhibits and programs telling the stories of how people have lived, worked, played and traveled in the Adirondack region since the early 1800’s. Phone: 518.352.7311 or visit their website.
The Factory Outlets of Lake George
Shop the factory outlets of Lake George for a great selection with savings at 20% – 70% off full retail. The outlets offer great discounts, excellent service and a wonderful selection of merchandise from the finest manufacturers. All within walking distance. Visit their website.
Fort William Henry Museum
Fort William Henry, named in honor of the Duke of Cumberland, son of King George III, was erected in 1755 by Major General William Johnson. General Johnson ordered the Fort built to block an anticipated French advance from Canada into the Colonies. He changed the name Lac du St. Sacrament to Lake George, in honor of his Majesty, King George. Although the original Fort was burned by the French in 1757, the British Army engineers who designed the Fort in 1755 left with their plans intact. Borrowing these from the British Government in 1952, contractors were able to build a reconstruction that is exact in every detail. Book and gift shop available. Visit their website.
The Fun Spot
Excitement abounds for everyone at The Fun Spot. Come experience it with the LeMans Raceway Go-Carts, Aqua Adventure Waterslides, Lasertron Laser Tag, and in-line and quad roller skating. Visit their website.
Garnet Hill Lodge & Adventure Center
Originally developed for cross-country skiing in the 1970’s, the trail network has been expanded with single-track trails to suit mountain bikers of various riding abilities. Mountain bike rentals available for the whole family, full or half-day. Bike rentals are free for lodging guests, so reservations are recommended. Please call or visit Garnet Hill’s website for Adventure Center hours, trail maps and lodging packages. Visit their website.
The Hyde Collection Art Museum
The Hyde Collection is a world-class fine arts museum with works that span the 4th century through the 20th century. This museum includes such noted European Old Masters as Botticelli, Da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and Rubens, as well as more modern works by Cezanne, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh. Also featured are the works of American artists Eakins, Hassam, Homer, Peto, Ryder and Whistler. If you are looking for one of the calmer activities in the Adirondacks, this is it. Visit their website.
Natural Stone Bridge & Caves
A self-guided 3/4 mile hiking tour explores several caves, grottoes, waterfalls, gorge and the natural stone bridge. This is the largest marble cave entrance in the northeast. Covered pavilions, gemstone mining and a world class rock shop with nine diamond saws to cut geodes await the adventurer. Visit their website.
Painted Pony Championship Rodeo
Make it a western night! Feast on a genuine Texas Style BBQ, catch the thrills and spills of a professional rodeo, and dance the night away to country western entertainment in the Longhorn Saloon. Visit their website.
Saratoga & North Creek Railway
Come and experience all the natural beauty of the majestic Adirondack Mountains along the scenic Hudson River. You will depart from the restored rail station where Teddy Roosevelt learned of President McKinley’s death and his own succession to the Presidency. Enjoy great views of the river as you travel to the turn-around point at Riparius. During a 20-minute stop, you can visit the gift shop, view the historic photos of the area or get an ice cream cone in the tour refreshment caboose. Visit their website.
Wagar’s Soda Fountain & Candy Factory
This famous ice cream parlor has an array of delicious treats. Adirondack Bear Claws, their specialty, are created from “the secret recipe” and make for the ultimate treat. You’ll find candy samples, soda fountain, ice cream, mail order candy and nuts, business gifts and seasonal items. Your palate will be satisfied with the fine crunchy southern pecans, luscious concoctions in rich creamy chocolate, sundaes, cones and creamy fudge.327 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845 Phone: (518) 668-3770
For more information about any of these activities in the Adirondacks, feel free to contact the Warren County Tourism Department at 518-761-6468 or visit their website at www.visitlakegeorge.com.