Category Archives: Activities

Gore Region Halloween Itinerary

North Creek Union Cemetery

Nightmare on Main Street October 26, 2019 2:00 p.m. to midnight 273 Main Street, North Creek, NY Back for its fourth year, North Creek’s Nightmare on Main Street is spooky fun for kids and adults! Wear your costume, bring your appetite and join the carnival taking over downtown North Creek. Family-friendly activities are planned on […]

Touring the Barton Garnet Mine

Child's hand holding garnet stone pieces

All About Barton Mines Mining is an integral part of the Town of Johnsburg’s history, and it’s still a key industry in Gore Region. The area is rich in natural mineral deposits, and is known for its garnet deposits in particular. The historic Barton Mines in Johnsburg boast one of the largest garnet deposits worldwide. […]

Gore Region Leaf Peeping

Fall foliage in North Creek, NY

For everyone who loves a world-class scenic view, it doesn’t get much better than autumn in the Adirondacks. All varieties of deciduous trees in Adirondack Park forests reach peak colors on the same timetable, creating a breathtaking backdrop for fall sightseeing. Check out this Adirondack peak fall foliage viewing times map to help you decide […]

Fall Fun in Johnsburg

Revolution Rail

Autumn is beautiful in Gore Region, but checking out the changing leaves and mountaintop views is only one of the great fall activities that draws visitors to the area. From family-friendly festivals to riding through the spectacular seasonal foliage on one of Revolution Rail’s railbikes, there’s as much to do in Johnsburg as there is […]

Can’t Miss Artists and Art Galleries: Part Two

The Town of Johnsburg and its surrounding communities are creative hotbeds, producing many notable artists across a variety of media. We’ve got the second installment of our two-part spotlight on Gore Region’s arts community, so get ready to be introduced to more incredibly talented local artists! Jan Palmer Working out of her barn studio in […]

Can’t-Miss Artists and Art Galleries: Part One

The Adirondack region’s beauty and serenity have inspired generations of artists, writers, photographers, and musicians. Artists of all stripes can find abundant source material in the Adirondack wilderness, the charm of the region’s towns, and the character of its residents. As Daphne Taylor, Managing Director of the Tannery Pond Center in North Creek explains, “The […]

What Locals Love

View of Hudson River from Balm of Gilead Mountain

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 […]

Swimming in Gore Region

The Black Hole at Mill Creek

Gore Region offers plenty of year-round outdoor recreation, but there’s a finite window for enjoying a dip in one of the area’s naturally-occurring swimming spots each year. Luckily, we’re in the heart of summertime in the North Country. Hot, humid August days are perfect for exploring the numerous swimming holes, waterfalls, lakes, and riverbeds located […]

Visiting Johnsburg: Come Inside!

Hudson River Trading Co

The Town of Johnsburg undeniably offers breathtaking scenery and exciting outdoor recreation. The chance to spend time outside, enjoying nature and experiencing the beauty of the Adirondacks, is what draws so many of us to the area. But Johnsburg doesn’t disappoint when it’s time to come inside from the Great Outdoors. We’re sharing some ideas […]

What is Forest Bathing?

Sunshine in the woods

Many of us intuitively recognize that time spent outdoors, relaxing in a natural environment, can be restorative and calming. Often, if we’re under pressure in our personal or professional lives, or we just aren’t feeling all that well, we’re instinctively drawn to going outside. We take a walk in the woods or sit quietly in […]