Day Trip Destination: Adirondack Experience

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The Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) explores people’s connections to the Adirondacks through interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and culturally rich collections. At the Adirondack Experience, enjoy a few hours or the entire day on the expansive grounds as you engage in the stories and spirit dedicated to the heritage of the region. Discover the Adirondack story that speaks to you.

At the heart of the Adirondacks, you’ll find our 121 sprawling acres of indoor and outdoor facilities, including 24 historic buildings and galleries. Our entire collection consists of over 30,000 artifacts, and more than 75,000 prints. Visit our NEW Life in the Adirondacks exhibition and finish with a breathtaking view of Blue Mountain Lake. Take a stroll around campus to explore our beautiful grounds and gardens for a truly memorable experience.

• Life in the Adirondacks: At the center of it all is our NEW, 19,000-square-foot fully immersive interactive exhibition. Life in the Adirondacks explores the history of the Adirondacks and the people who lived, worked, and played here.
• Boats and Boating: You won’t want to miss seeing an iconic Adirondack guideboat amid our extensive collection of Adirondack guideboats and canoes.
• Minnow Pond Trail: Explore our ¾ of a mile scenic trail to the serene Minnow Pond, planned site of our new boat house! You can even catch a guided hike available on select days!
• Outdoor exhibits: Climb the Whiteface Fire Tower, lounge in our Rustic Gazebo, or strike a pose upon our super-size Adirondack chair.
• Historic buildings: Explore Sunset Cottage and Reising Schoolhouse, or climb aboard the Marion River Carry train.
• FIRST ANNUAL Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market: Working with the Akwesasne Cultural Center and Abenaki Cultural Preservation Corporation, and modeled after our Rustic Fair and Antique Show, this Art Market will feature regional indigenous artists showcasing traditional and contemporary art. Works will include Basketry, Two-Dimensional Art, Beadwork & Quillwork, Photography, Textiles, Pottery & Sculpture, Wooden Carving, Jewelry, and Diverse Cultural Art Forms.


Every year, the ADKX offers a full range of programs and daily activities:

• Artisan demonstrations
• Workshops
• Lectures
• Nature tours
• K-12 education programs
• Family activities


Opening Day Friday, May 25
Made in the Adirondack North Country Fair Saturday, July 21
Benefit Gala and Harold K. Hochschild Award Saturday, July 28
(Honoring the 46ers this year)

Monday Evening Lecture Series July – August
American Mountain Men Rendezvous August 10 – 11
NEW Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market August 25 – 26
Rustic Furniture Fair September 8 – 9
Antiques Show and Sale Saturday, September 15
Family Fall Festival Saturday, October 6
Closing Day Sunday, October 14

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The museum will reopen on Friday, May 25 and close October 14, 2018.
Daily admission is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $12 for youths and students with a valid student ID; and free for children five and under, active military personnel, and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days. Free admission to Adirondack Park residents on 2nd and 4th Sundays.

9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812

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