Category Archives: Education

Johnsburg Historical Markers — “A Path Through History”

The Gore Region’s rich and diverse history is evident throughout the area. Educating visitors and locals alike about the Gore Region’s past is a passion for many museums, small businesses, non-profits, and even local individuals. An easy way to learn about the region while driving or walking through is to stop and read the historical […]

North Creek Depot Museum

Caboose located at North Creek Depot Museum

History of the North Creek Railroad Station The North Creek Railroad Station was built in 1874 and saved from the brink of demolition in the early 1990s. What was once a bustling rail station is now a comprehensive, museum, heritage center, as well as a cultural and economic hub in Historic North Creek. Architecturally, the […]

Summer Wildlife in Gore Region

Summer in the Gore Region is a wonderful time to catch a glimpse of the rich biodiversity of the area. If you’re out hiking, paddling, biking, or just walking around the community, you may be lucky enough to spot one or more of these creatures! Before heading out on an adventure, please check the status […]

Spring in the Gore Region

About the Town of Johnsburg

If you’ve ever driven up the winding roads through the Adirondack Mountains, then you know how beautiful springtime can be. The sunshine is melting the snow and thawing the ground, fish are plentiful, and flowers are popping up everywhere. The Gore Region provides a home to a stunning array of wildlife, flora and family activities! […]

Teddy Roosevelt

It’s easy to picture Theodore Roosevelt on horseback riding through the western plains or atop an elephant on Safari in Africa, but did you know he also had an affinity for The Adirondack Mountains? In fact, it was at the North Creek Train Depot where he found out that President McKinley had died from an […]

Maple Sugar Season in Gore Region

March in upstate New York marks the start of maple sugar season! Boasting the largest crop of tappable maple trees in the United States, New York is a top producer of maple syrup and other maple products. In fact, the maple sugar industry is so valuable to New York State that the sugar maple tree […]

Gore Region Natural Resources

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Gore Region is that its history is still alive today. The natural resources here are vast, rich and abundant. When you visit, it’s all around you in plain sight.  In 1788, years before the Town of Johnsburg was founded, a wealthy merchant named John Thurman purchased a […]

Thomas Clark Durant

North Creek Depot Museum

The rail line that runs from Saratoga Springs to North Creek played a vital role in the expansion of industry in Adirondack Park and more specifically, The Gore Region. Thomas Clark Durant was at the helm of the railroad company during this time of growth.  Thomas C. Durant was an American financier and railroad promoter […]

Winter Animals in the Area

All year round, The Adirondack region as a whole is a haven to a diverse cross-section of wildlife. We are focusing on a few of the creatures you may see around The Gore Region during the winter months. If you’re out snowshoeing, ice fishing, sledding or just walking around the community, you may be lucky […]

What We’re Thankful for in Gore Region

Johnsburg Central School

What are we thankful for in Gore Region? The beauty of the Adirondack Mountains, a close-knit community, loving families and friends, a rich history, lots of opportunities to enjoy fun in the outdoors, a great school system … There’s plenty to be thankful for! In honor of Thanksgiving, and to kick off the winter holiday […]