• See you this summer!

    Visit the museum in the heart of the Adirondacks for a truly unique experience.

    Plan Your Visit
    View of patrons standing on the Marion River Carry from across the water with children crouched at the edge of the water.
  • Explore the Trails

    Hike the Minnow Pond trail to our boathouse to rent a historic boat or enjoy the serenity of this gem in the wilderness.

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    A family of four hiking the Minnow Pond trail to the Boathouse.

Adirondack Experience

The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

A Warm Adirondack Welcome to Summer 2021! ADKX has a season full of exciting and uniquely Adirondack activities for you and your family to enjoy! Come visit us in the heart of the Adirondacks for a truly unique experience. With more than 20 buildings nestled across 120 acres overlooking Blue Mountain Lake, our open-air campus offers everyone something to do. Step into the rich history of this region as you row an authentic guideboat, break up a logjam, climb a classic ADK fire tower, or enjoy a family-friendly hike to Minnow Pond.

A staff member helps a child wring out the laundry at the wash up.

Daily activities mean there’s always something to do

Summer is here, and ADKX offers you and your family a wide range of exciting and uniquely Adirondack activities! Feed the fish, climb a fire tower, hike family-friendly trails, or enjoy games, toys, and crafts from a by-gone era.

The Lake View Café offers great food with a view

Take in the spectacular views while enjoying a full menu of options in our Lake View Café. Enjoy outdoor seating on our newly-built café deck overlooking beautiful Blue Mountain Lake.

A family enjoys a laugh and the view from the outdoor patio at the Lake View Café.

Upcoming Events at the Adirondack Experience

Live from the Studio: An Evening with Barney Bellinger

June 21 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spend an evening in the studio of Adirondack artist Barney Bellinger. Barney will give a peek at his work in progress today...

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A photograph from 1976 depicting the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Meeting at Elk Lake.

APA@50 Symposium

June 22 | 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

A Half-Century of Policy and Planning in the Adirondack Park. In June 1971 New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller signed legislation...

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Opening Day for the Public

July 1 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for the first day of the 2021 season!

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A couple taking in the view of Blue Mountain Lake from the deck of the Lake View Cafe at the Adirondack Experience.

Take in the View, Anytime

Take in the View, Anytime