Solar eclipse 2024
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will drape the Adirondack mountains and upstate New York in darkness! This rare event is an astrophotographer's paradise, and travel-lovers will find that the Adirondacks are an exceptional place, if not the best place in the country, to view the eclipse. Our communities are preparing for this incredibly special event, with local businesses and eateries offering watch parties, specials on merchandise and food, among other events. The fact that the entire Adirondacks will be blanketed in the complete totality of an eclipse is kind of a big deal. Why? Well, if you want to view a total solar eclipse in the Adirondacks again, you're going to have to wait another 375 years. Book your stay ASAP, rooms are filling up fast.
The best places to watch
All around the region, there are local business and communities hosting watch parties and events in outdoor spaces. Grab your solar eclipse viewing glasses, and find the spot that suits your interest!
1. Newcomb Information Center - 4995 NY-28N, Newcomb
There will be a viewing party with food and live music at the Information Center, perched on a hill with the High Peaks in the distance.
2. Gore Mountain - 793 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek
Gondola rides, food, live music, and more!
3. The Lodge at Schroon Lake - 210 Registration Way, Schroon Lake
Community watch party on the resort's property.