Tourist Attractions Near Sacandaga, New York

Tourist Attractions Near Sacandaga, New York
Located on the southern edge of New York State's enormous Adirondack Park, the Sacandaga Valley combines the rugged austerity of the Adirondack Mountains with the placid beauty of Sacandaga Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the Northeast. Besides the obvious outdoor attractions, the town and its surrounding area offer museums, culture and nightlife. And these activities aren't big-city imports, either. Each reflects the region's unique rural heritage.

Adirondack Museum

This expansive museum chronicles the way the Adirondack Mountains have shaped the history of northern New York State----and the way human activity has shaped the Adirondack Mountains. Exhibits cover the history of freshwater boat building, the Adirondacks' unique tradition of furniture design and the necessity of striking a balance between human activity and the natural world. The Museum is open May to October. Admission is $16 for adults, $8 for children; prices are as of 2009.

Adirondack Museum
Rt. 28 & 30
Blue Mountain, NY 12812
(518) 352-7311
adkmuseum.org/

Adirondack Stained Glass

Adirondack Stained Glass is a living example of the region's long history of expert artisanship. Since its founding in 1980, this glassworks has depicted the local landscape in its lamps, bowls and windows. The workshop is open to the public most days, but call ahead to be sure.

Adirondack Stained Glass Works
29 W. Fulton St.
Gloversville, NY 12078
(518) 725-0387
adirondackstainedglassworks.com

The Wild Center

The Wild Center at the Adirondack Museum of Natural History combines exhibits on the last hundred millennia of Adirondack history, with a 31-acre campus that features walking trails, scenic overlooks and a colony of river otters. A great place to teach children about the beautiful complexity of the natural world, the museum is open daily from Memorial Day to Halloween and weekends from October to May. Admission is $15 for adults, $9 for youth, as of 2009. Children 3 and under are admitted free.

The Wild Center
45 Museum Dr.
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
wildcenter.org/index.php

Article Written By Brendan Pelsue

Brendan Pelsue began writing in 2005. His articles have been published in the journal of the Actors Theatre of Louisville and the "College Hill Independent." He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in literary arts in 2008.

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