Fine Arts and Crafts
Because of its natural beauty, the Adirondacks offer a rich and wonderful setting for the arts providing inspiration to countless painters, writers and musicians from around the world. Each year, a unique celebration of the arts occurs as spring comes to the Adirondacks and the winter snows give way to warm alpine days. Beginning in June, the annual Festival of the Lakes brings well known artists together from across North America for three exciting days of continuous theatre, dance, music, and fine arts. This unique celebration is modeled after the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and takes place in the Saranac Lake region of Franklin county.
In Saratoga Springs, the famed Saratoga Performing Arts Center kicks off its summer season with an exciting roster of nationally recognized artist and entertainers.
We invite you to sample the many unique Adirondack festivals, concerts, theatre productions and craft fairs taking place this season and featured in our on-line Arts & Crafts calendar. Enjoy your visit!
Places of Attractions
The Adirondacks and the Lake Champlain Valley of Upstate New York and Vermont offer a multitude of attractions for all ages! Here you will find spectacular Olympic venues like the Verizon Sports Park where freestyle skiers perform amazing aerial acrobatics 60 feet high over an Olympic size pool. Or the world’s largest indoor skating arena and site of the famous 1980 USA-Russia miracle on ice!
If you love history, you can take advantage of a walking tour into the pre-revolutionary past at Fort Ticonderoga or visit the home and farm of abolitionist John Brown. And if you seek thrills, you can find them white water rafting on the Hudson River or plumeting down a giant roller coaster ride at the Great Escape theme park.