There’s a lot to love about living in Gore Region. Life here is all about enjoying what the Adirondack Park has to offer. Locals take full advantage of their proximity to some of the best outdoor recreation spots in Upstate New York. While there are several families who can trace their roots back generations in the Town of Johnsburg, others are drawn to relocate to the area in order to work and play in the Adirondack Mountains and on the Hudson River. We’re highlighting just a few favorites of Gore Region locals below:
With its prime trails for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking, Gore Mountain keeps locals active year-round. Gore has 110 trails, 14 lifts, and the most skiable acreage in New York State. In the Winter months, Johnsburg residents and tourists take to the mountain in droves, and they have nine sides of the mountain and four unique peaks to choose from. The North Creek Ski Bowl at the base of Gore Mountain is lit in the evenings, meaning locals can fit in some time on the slopes after work.
Living near Gore Mountain is a perk for kids as well as for grown-ups. School children receive discounted lessons thanks to the Johnsburg Youth Committee in partnership with Gore Mountain, and Gore Mountain gives kids enrolled in Johnsburg Central School District free season passes each year.
From the time the snow melts in spring until the flurries start up again later in the year, Gore Mountain is perfect for hiking and downhill mountain biking. The downhill biking trails are lift-serviced and cover 1,700 feet of vertical terrain. There are also cross-country trails in Gore’s base area for those who prefer biking on flat ground. For hikers, there are self-guided interpretive trails, a mountaintop labyrinth, and more challenging trails to explore
Unwinding with a Drink and Live Music
Many Town of Johnsburg residents enjoy relaxing with some tasty beverages while listening to live entertainment.
On Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm, Bar Vino in North Creek hosts live music. A family-owned and operated restaurant and wine bar with a great craft beer selection, Bar Vino is the perfect spot for a mid-week night out for hard-working locals.
During the summer months, locals enjoy taking in performances in Riverfront Park as part of the Music By the River free concert series. Sponsored by the North Creek Business Alliance, shows take place each Saturday evening from 6pm-9pm. The North Creek Business Alliance is also the driving force behind Cruise Nights, an antique and specialty car show in North Creek’s downtown that features live music. Cruise Nights occur every other Thursday through September 14, 2019, from 6pm-9pm.
And don’t forget about the Tannery Pond Center that not only serves as a community center for the Gore Region, but it’s also a hub for the arts and music!
White Water Rafting
There are several white water rafting outfitters in Gore Region that draw out-of-towners and locals for fun and work, including North Creek Rafting Company, Square Eddy Expeditions, Wild Waters, Adirondack Adventures, and Beaver Brook Outfitters. Some companies offer both day trips and overnight tours, and some have packages combining rafting with another activity like hiking.
Many locals work as rafting guides in the summer months, and lots of area residents have years of rafting on the Hudson River under their belts. There are plenty of routes suitable for all experience levels, from first-timers to experts, so kids can get in on the fun, too. Adirondack Treks, a local organization dedicated to empowering youth through adventure programs in the Adirondacks, offers a white water rafting day for Johnsburg Central School students at a nominal fee.
Come See Why Locals Love Living in Gore Region
Although Gore Region is a fantastic place to call home, you don’t have to live here to experience what makes it such a great destination. Plan a visit to the Town of Johnsburg, and your weekend getaway might just turn into a longtime love affair with this picturesque, activity-filled slice of the Adirondacks!