Category Archives: History

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 […]

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 […]

The North Creek Ski Bowl

The North Creek Ski Bowl has been a winter recreation hot spot since the first snow train packed with skiers arrived in 1934. The idea for a winter sports destination in the Southern Adirondacks came from Vincent Schaefer, a meteorologist, and Schenectady, New York native. Schaefer attended the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and was […]

The History of Gore Mountain

It’s no secret that Gore Mountain’s history is deeply entwined with the history of the Town of Johnsburg. We refer to the area as Gore Region for a reason! With ski season in full swing, we thought this would be the perfect time to share some of the background about how Gore Mountain came to […]

Mapping History and Culture in Warren County

Finding interesting things to check out in Warren County just got even more convenient! The Warren County History and Culture Mapper was launched last month, and we interviewed Sara Frankenfeld, GIS Administrator for Warren County, to learn more: Q: What is the Warren County History and Culture Mapper? A: The Warren County History and Culture […]

Gore Region Haunted Locations and Spooky History

Established in 1805 and with a robust history, it’s no wonder The Town of Johnsburg has its share of spots that inspire ghost stories and campfire tales. With Halloween right around the corner, we’re sharing some of the spookiest places to visit in Gore Region! Barkeater Chocolates This will give “Trick or Treat” a whole […]

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 […]

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 […]