Attractions in the
Blue Mountain Lake Area
You can easily spend your whole vacation at Hemlock Hall, but we are also located in the Adirondack Park, filled with seemingly unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities, and we are within a short distance to many attractions.
Hemlock Hall is located in the middle of the Adirondack Park. The Park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States. The boundary of the Park encompasses approximately 6 million acres, nearly half of which belongs to all the people of New York State and is constitutionally protected to remain “forever wild” forest preserve. The remaining half of the Park is private land which includes settlements, farms, timber lands, businesses, homes, and camps. Click here to get more information on what the Adirondacks have to offer.
The Adirondack Experience (The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake), located on NY-30 in the hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of the Adirondacks.
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is located next to the post office in the hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake. Visit their website to see what gallery exhibits, performances, concerts, and workshops are taking place while you're in town.
The Paul Smith's College VIC is dedicated to fostering connections with nature for students, local residents, and regional visitors by providing outdoor recreation opportunities, experiential education programs, and year-round art exhibitions. As much as possible, programs, activities, services, and facility management are run by Paul Smith’s College students, guided by VIC staff.
The Wild Center is a science-based museum, and its experiences, exhibits, and programs are designed to open new ways to look into our relationship with nature.
The Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery offers boat rentals and historic tours and charters. They've been operating since 1908.
With the Hudson River close by, there are many white-water rafting options to choose from.
Adventure Sports Rafting in Indian Lake, Ph: 518-648-5812
Adirondac Rafting Co. in Indian Lake, Ph: 518-523-1635
Square Eddy Expeditions in North Creek, Ph: 518-251-5200
Hudson River Rafting in North Creek, Ph: 518-251-3215
North Creek Rafting Co. Ph: 518-251-5711
Adirondack Adventures in North River, Ph: 518-251-2802
Enchanted Forest Water Safari is family fun for all ages! Located in Old Forge, Water Safari has water rides, amusement rides, go-carts, mini-golf and so much more.
Raquette Lake Navigation offers dining and sightseeing cruises on Raquette Lake aboard the WW Durant.