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Discover the Southern Adirondacks: Easy to get to, easy to love

Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks in New York state, are the towns of Minerva, Schroon Lake, Newcomb, and North Hudson. Or as we like to call it, the Adirondack Hub! These towns offer an unparalleled escape into nature, rich local culture, and delectable culinary experiences. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, or someone looking for a peaceful retreat, there's something for everyone in this picturesque region. Let's dive into the best things to do, places to eat, and where to stay to make the most of your Adirondack adventure.

Quick facts on where you’re located:

  • 15 minutes to Gore Mountain

  • Under 1 hour to Lake Placid

  • 30 minutes to Lake George

  • 25 minutes to Fort Ticonderoga

Things to do

Hiking is easily the top activity you'll find in the Hub, explore the vast trails and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Adirondacks. The Adirondacks are a hiker's paradise, boasting a network of trails that cater to all skill levels. From gentle walks through serene forests to challenging ascents up rugged peaks, there's a trail for every adventurer. 

Swimming at the beach or paddling the lakes, you can cool off by or on the pristine waters of the Adirondack Hub! Any of the beaches are the perfect spot to unwind and soak up the sun. With its crystal-clear waters and sandy shores, it's an ideal destination for swimming, picnicking, and relaxing with family and friends.

Tucked away in the mountains, the beaches are perfect for avoiding all the crowds. Secluded enough waterways make for perfect and easy outdoor adventures on the water!

Aerial View of Donnolly Beach

Where to eat

Owl at Twilight is a dining experience that combines gourmet cuisine with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Located in the quaint town of Olmstedville, this seasonal restaurant is a gem! The Owl at Twilight promises a memorable meal in a cozy, rustic setting.

Newcomb Cafe and Campground will kickstart your day with a delicious breakfast. Known for its friendly service and hearty portions, this cafe serves up classic breakfast fare like pancakes, omelets, and breakfast burritos. Located in a scenic campground setting, it’s the perfect spot to fuel up before heading out on a day of exploration.

North Hudson's famous brewery is a must! Paradox Brewery of course! End the night with a beer from one of the best breweries in the Adirondacks. Easily accessible right on Rt 9N in North Hudson and just 2 mins from the Northway. (Exit 29) Easy to get to and 100 % worth it!

Food from Paradox Brewery

Summer's big events

Summer in the Southern Adirondacks is synonymous with vibrant community events, and live music and square dancing in Schroon Lake are among the highlights. These events offer the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture, meet new people, and enjoy a lively evening of entertainment. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a beginner, the infectious energy of square dancing and the talent of local musicians will have you tapping your feet and joining in the fun.

Live music is very popular throughout the summer and can be found in any of the towns in the Adirondack Hub!

People Square Dancing in Schroon Lake

Unique places to stay

The Alpine Homestead in Olmstedville offers a truly homely stay. This charming house provides cozy accommodations with personalized touches that make you feel right at home. 

Terra Alta Cottages in Schroon Lake is great if you’re seeking a peaceful escape. These quaint cottages are nestled in a tranquil setting, providing all the comforts of home along with the serenity of nature. Whether you’re lounging on the porch, exploring the nearby trails, or enjoying a quiet evening by the fire, Terra Alta Cottages offer a serene and rejuvenating experience.

Blue Ridge Motel in North Hudson offers cozy, rustic accommodations with modern amenities, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts exploring the nearby Pharaoh Lake Wilderness.

Inn at Santanoni in Newcomb combines historic charm with luxurious rooms and gourmet dining, ideally situated near the Santanoni Preserve for a refined yet authentic Adirondack experience.

View of the Inn in Santanoni

Your Southern Adirondacks adventure awaits!

With so much to offer and easy access from the Northway, the Southern Adirondacks are calling your name. Pack your bags and embark on a journey filled with natural beauty, delicious food, and memorable experiences. Whether you’re hiking the majestic trails, savoring local cuisine, or relaxing in a charming cottage, the Adirondack Hub promises an adventure you’ll cherish forever. 

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