Category Archives: History

Top 10 Reasons to Explore the Gore Region

The Gore Region has something for every member of your family all-year-round! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons this beautiful area should be on your travel itinerary. Recreation History Dining Shopping Lodging Arts Community Wildlife Walkability Landscape Recreation Outdoor recreation is king in the Gore Region. The evidence of a ski town […]

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 […]

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 […]