The Adirondack Hub is known for long-standing family traditions. Families have been bringing generations of their families to the region for years and years. The outdoor recreation in the area cannot be beat, which would explain why visitors keep returning year after year. This is a place where your kids will never be bored! With so much to do, you’ll probably have a hard time narrowing it down. Nonetheless, your family will leave with memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some of our top suggestions of what to do with your family while visiting the communities of Minerva, Newcomb, North Hudson, and Schroon Lake. 

Two kids kayaking on a lake with mountains in the background.


With campgrounds in each of the communities, you’ll be sure to find one that suits your needs. The Adirondack Hub has equestrian camping, campgrounds on the water, campgrounds with family amenities like a pool, or find a more secluded spot and go backcountry camping with your adventurous family! 

Kids, parents, and grandparents roasting marshmallows by a fire.


The Adirondack Hub is full of endless waterways with lakes, rivers, and ponds galore. Don’t have your own gear? Grab a rental from Cloud Splitter Outfitters in Newcomb or the Schroon Lake Marina and head to the water! 

Mom and son paddling in a canoe on Schroon Lake.


Wooded trails and open roads are the perfect place to explore on two wheels. Check out the Essex Chain Lakes Complex for miles and miles of multi-use trails. And don’t forget to grab some ice cream when you’re done! 


Horseback riding

The Adirondack Hub has great areas for horseback riding if you have your own horses. If you don’t, nearby Circle B Ranch will take you out on a guided trail ride where you’ll take in the beauty of spending time in nature. 

A man and three women riding horses across a field.

Go to the beach

Each of the communities within the Adirondack Hub has their own beach. Grab a picnic lunch and head over to your favorite one, or hit the beach first then grab lunch or dinner afterwards. 

People sitting on a beach overlooking Schroon Lake.

Explore the communities

Downtown Schroon Lake offers a variety of shopping and dining options in a quaint setting. Bring home a gift for a loved one or a memento from your trip for yourself. You’ll find restaurants, coffee, candy, bread and baked goods, home goods, t-shirts, and much, much more! 

Mom and son sitting at a table getting ready to eat.

Come out and visit!

With so much to do, so many spaces to explore, and so many flavors to try, you and your family will want to come back to visit the towns of the Adirondack Hub again and again! So plan your trip, pack your bags, and come out and visit!