Tuesday, April 21, 2020

COVID-19 related Closings and Delays in the Adirondacks

Updated on 5/26

Great Camp Sagamore main lodgeAs we get closer to summer, and visitors to our region are trying to make plans and figure out what the summer season will bring, we are keeping a close look on popular Adirondack area attractions and putting together this list of closures/delays. This is just the start, we will be adding to it as we go. This is where we’ll add openings, too as they happen (scroll to the bottom of the list to see what’s there now)

Feel free to contribute in the comments section and/or send notices to editor@adirondackalmanack.com


Hotel Saranac and other Adirondack hotels are temporarily closed

The Hedges (Blue Mountain Lake) — Closed until June 17

Elk Lake Lodge (North Hudson) — closed for 2020 season

Great Camp Sagamore (Raquette Lake) — closed for 2020 season



Adirondack Animal Land (Gloversville) — Annual opening weekend delayed; closed until further notice

Adirondack Carousel (Saranac Lake) — closed until further notice

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Blue Mountain Lake) — online offerings only through the summer season

Adirondack Experience museum (Blue Mountain Lake) — offering digital programming only for this summer season

Camp Dudley (Westport) — Nation’s oldest boys camp will be closed for first summer in 135 years

Camp Fowler (Speculator) — closed for the summer

Camp Guggenheim (Lower Saranac Lake) — closed for the summer

Camp Overlook (Owls Head) — closed for summer

Double H Ranch (Lake Luzerne) 

Fulton County Historical Society & Museum (Gloversville) — closed for the 2020 season

Lake George Steamboat Co. (Lake George) — closed until further notice

Lake Luzerne Music Center (Lake Luzerne) — summer camp and concert season are cancelled

Meadowmount School of Music (Westport) — closed for the summer

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) — Adirondack programs delayed until July 

Olympic Regional Development Authority — attractions include the Olympic Center, Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Jumping Complex and the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg — remain closed.

Pendragon Theatre (Saranac Lake) — digital only season planned 

Schroon North Hudson Historical Museum — closed for the summer

Seagle Music Colony (Schroon Lake) — cancelled summer season

The Sembrich (Bolton Landing) — summer music festival cancelled; museum currently closed

Six Flags Great Escape Resort (Lake George) — Theme park and lodge are temporarily closed (tentatively through June 11)


Depot Theatre (Westport) — 2020 season cancelled/postponed until 2021; alternative programming planned.

Clinton County Fair (Morrisonville) — cancelled for 2020

Elvis Festival (Lake George) — cancelled

Ironman (Lake Placid) — July triathlon event postponed, new date not yet announced. Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon (half the distance of the 140.6-mile full Ironman) set for Sept. 13.

Otis Mountain Get Down  (Elizabethtown) — Annual music festival cancelled

Lake Placid Sinfonietta (Lake Placid) — Summer season cancelled

Lake Placid Horse Shows (Lake Placid) — canceled their events/summer season

Adirondack Theatre Festival (Glens Falls) — Summer program/events cancelled

Saranac Lake weekly concerts on the green — cancelled

Ausable Two-Fly Challenge (Wilmington) – rescheduled for September 17-19, 2020

Black Fly Challenge (Inlet/Indian Lake) – postponed until June 12, 2021

Franklin County Fair (Malone) – cancelled for 2020

Summer Naturalist Programs at Heart Lake (Lake Placid) – cancelled for 2020

Ticonderoga Triathlon Festival (Ticonderoga) – Postponed until June 19, 2021.

Tupper Lake Tinman (Tupper Lake) – Will be held as a virtual event open from June 27 to July 27.

Tupper Lake Warrior Run (Tupper Lake) – postponed until Fall 2020

Wilmington Uphill Bike Race (Wilmington) – postponed until 2021

Wilmington-Whiteface 100K (Wilmington) – postponed until fall 2020


Trails closed

Pilot Knob (Lake George)

The Pinnacle (Bolton)

Silver Lake Bog Trail (Clinton County)

Cobble Hill (Lake Placid)

Rattlesnake Mountain (Willsboro)


Other recreation

Otter Creek Horse Trails: Campground, restrooms closed (Lewis County)

Lake Flower Boat Launch is closed (Saranac Lake)

DEC fire towers: closed 

NYS/DEC campgrounds: All campgrounds, cabins ,and cottages are closed to overnight visitation through May 31.  The reservation system is currently closed for new reservations. Existing reservations can be transferred to 2021 dates without penalty through June 11.

Whiteface Mountain Ski Area is closed to public access. This blocks public access to Bear Den Mountain Trailhead and Trail.

The shuttle in the town of Keene between the Marcy Field Parking Lot and the Garden Trailhead remains closed.

Trail challenges on hold 

Northville-Placid Trail

Firetower challenge

Fulton Chain Trifecta



The Lake Champlain Ferry between Essex, NY and Charlotte, VT is scheduled to reopen on May 1.

Spirit Airlines to resume service to/from Plattsburgh airport starting May 2

NYS-run beaches will open Friday, May 22.

Enchanted Forest Water Safari (Old Forge) — Set a target date of June 27 for opening

Adirondack Mountain Club’s High Peaks Information Center will begin reopening May 22. Parking at Adirondak Loj Trailhead remains open to the public for a fee, but vehicles should be more than six feet apart. The restrooms on the back porch of the High Peaks Information Center are also open.

For a complete update of ADK-owned and managed properties and programs, go here: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/05/adirondack-mountain-club-extends-property-closures.html

The 2020 SiteOne Bassmaster Elite tournament on the St. Lawrence is slated to take place July 23-26. The following week, from July 30-Aug. 2, Bassmaster Elite tournament takes place on Lake Champlain.

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22 Responses

  1. Jim Weir says:

    I think your site is very informative.

  2. Robert Kibbey says:

    Thank you for these updates.

  3. Rocket says:

    Why would the State close Cobble Lookout which is a kid friendly short hike and still leave Cascade MTN open?? I see 10-15 cars their every weekend when I go to survey falcons nesting. Is the State afraid to close a high peak?? What BS

  4. Janet Stratton says:

    Thank you for this information!


  5. Nancy Grosselfinger says:

    Great Camp Sagamore’s website says it is delaying opening until July 2020. This website says it is ‘closed’. Which is more accurate please?

  6. Steve says:

    There is an error in the report. The trail to Cobble Hill in Lake Placid is closed. This trail crosses Northwood School property. The Cobble Lookout Trail in Wilmington is open.

  7. Joseph DeGirolamo says:

    We have a camp on 3rd lake and we launch our boat in Hollywood hills and 1st lake is that still open? What is it

  8. kevin kielar says:

    If it’s NOT a NYS/DEC campground can they still open?

  9. Traci Schuck says:

    Will Lake George entertainment on Canada st be closed around may 15?

  10. Jennifer brammer says:

    Will lake Harris campground be opening.

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