Updated on 5/26
As 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)
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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
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.
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
Pilot Knob (Lake George)
The Pinnacle (Bolton)
Silver Lake Bog Trail (Clinton County)
Cobble Hill (Lake Placid)
Rattlesnake Mountain (Willsboro)
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
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.
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.