I know, you’re puzzled. What is this Adirondack Hub thing? It’s not a restaurant. It’s not a car repair shop, though that would be a fun use of a pun. So what is it? It’s basecamp. It’s your gateway to fun, to epic wilderness, unique access to the High Peaks, and beautiful, friendly small towns that get you away from the hustle and bustle of your normal life. That’s a lot, right? That's just the tip of the giant glacier that created the Adirondacks in the first place. Keep going for the sights and sounds of highlights from the Adirondack Hub.
The Hub is High Peaks
Whether you're in the area for a walk in the woods, a moderate day hike, or an epic High Peak adventure, the Hub is all about great trails. From here, you'll find the Southern Access to the famous High Peaks, including Dix Mountain, Grace, Santanoni, and Panther peaks, and the highest of all, Mount Marcy. There are so many trails in the area you could visit year after year and never repeat a hike. With so much wilderness around the towns you can base your adventures from, you won't find crowds. Instead, you'll find fresh air, clean woods and trails, and endless views.
The Hub is quaint towns
The Hub is not just one place. It's a collection of small towns that are rich in Adirondack history, abundant with outdoor recreational activities, unique shops, and locally-owned and operated restaurants, bars, and bakeries. Each town is different and has something special to offer.
Schroon Lake has a large lake full of boating opportunities and a family-friendly beach close to a historic and quaint downtown. Summer bustles with activities for the whole family.
Minerva celebrates its history and the role the Adirondacks play in that history through the Minerva Historical Society, which highlights the Adirondack art of the painter Winslow Homer. The campground by the town beach is a perfectly pine-scented paradise, too!
Newcomb is home to the preserved Great Camp Santanoni, accessible by foot, bike, or horse-drawn wagon, as well as the Adirondack Interpretive Center, which celebrates natural history and features a great, mostly easy-to-moderate loop trail system.
In North Hudson, proximity to the High Peaks, combined with the cool brews at Paradox Brewery and the campground at Frontier Town make for a rich, rustic getaway.
The Hub is lakes, lakes, forests, rivers, and more lakes
Want to explore expanses of wilderness that reach as far as the eye can see, and then some? It's here. The Adirondack Hub is full of beautiful, serene, and inspiring wilderness areas that are perfect for a weeklong backcountry campout or an afternoon paddle. The Pharaoh Lake Wilderness encompasses more than 46,000 acres of lakes, ponds, and forest and features more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The trails are also great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, too.
Paddlers of all speeds — and all kinds of crafts — are drawn to the waters of the Hub, from the wild wonders of the Hudson River and the high-energy fun of Schroon Lake, to the tranquil beauty of the Opalescent River. No gear? No problem! Hire a guide, join a rafting outfitter for a guided float, or rent gear for a family paddle. Exploring the Hub by water is a wonderful way to see the Adirondacks from a very special perspective and with the chance of seeing and hearing wild birds and mammals, you're bound to fall in love.
The Hub is your new Adirondack basecamp
With so much to do, inns and campgrounds to settle in at, and restaurants to whet your appetite, the Adirondack Hub is a beautiful region perfect for immersing yourself in natural beauty and classic Adirondack hospitality. It's the ideal basecamp for adventure, exploration, and fresh air fun.