The newly updated Adirondack Cuisine Trails showcase farms, orchards, restaurants, breweries, wineries, and local food and agricultural producers that give visitors an up-close view of what agriculture in the Adirondacks is all about. The Adirondack Cuisine Trails are growing, with new locations and amplified marketing and promotions this summer as Adirondack Harvest takes the helm. The updated trails now have a stronger focus on locally-grown food and products, with a new requirement for businesses to serve at least five local products regularly, and for farm businesses to primarily produce what they sell.
Follow the six distinct cuisine trails listed below to experience the unique agricultural offerings of each region, including the farms and small businesses that welcome visitors either seasonally, or year-round.
The Adirondack Lakes Cuisine Trail:
History, food and nature sprouts alive as the ancient Adirondack waterways forged the paths of the Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen. From Saranac Lake to Lake Clear to Tupper Lake, this area of the Adirondacks is both historic and contemporary. Savor this through historic farms, great camp dining, downtown eateries, and breweries. To view the Adirondack Lakes Cuisine Trail map click here.
The Ausable Valley Cuisine Trail:
A historic travel corridor including the vibrant downtowns of Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake and the St. Regis Canoe area – NYS only wilderness canoe region. This regon’s healing woods are home to the Cure Cottage and Great Camp days, and have unsurpassed recreation, culture, and arts. Savor this through historic farms, great camp dining, downtown eateries & breweries. To view the Ausable Valley Cuisine Trail map click here
The Champlain Valley Cuisine Trail:
Iconic Lake Champlain is home to some of America’s great landmarks and is among the most beautiful bodies of water in the world. The Champlain Valley of New York is the perfect backdrop to experience history, fresh produce, inventive craft beverages, and one of the most gorgeous drives around. To view the Champlain Valley Cuisine Trail map click here
The North Country Cuisine Trail:
The North Country Cuisine Trail winds through picturesque roads and quaint villages dotted with unique local businesses serving up extraordinary local products. Along this route, you’ll drink in the history, discover unparalleled flavors and experience life on the farm – a way of life you can only find on the Adirondack Coast. To view the North Country Cuisine Trail map click here.
The Boquet Valley Cuisine Trail:
Covering some of the most fertile agricultural land in Northern New York, this trail follows the steepest river in New York, the Boquet River. This trail is home to the largest collection of “new” farmers who are rediscovering traditional farming techniques which are producing products in a whole new way. The trail includes two wineries, a brewery, vegetable, livestock and CSA farms, and extraordinary eateries. To view the Boquet Valley Cuisine Trail map click here
Champ’s Cuisine Trail:
Stretching across the western shores of Lake Champlain in the shadow of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Champ’s Cuisine Trail offers unprecedented views and endless opportunity to explore the flavors of the Adirondack Coast. Named for Lake Champlain’s infamous sea monster, this trail offers ample chances to spot the legendary creature while tasting the bounty of the land. To view Champ’s Cuisine Trail map click here.
Photo at top courtesy of Adirondack Harvest.