Category Archives: Recreation

Holiday Fun in Gore Region

People waving from a golf cart in a Christmas parade

Looking for some fun winter holiday events to get you and your family into the seasonal spirit? Gore Region has you covered! Lights on in Johnsburg NY is an annual month-long celebration featuring multiple holiday-themed activities held in the Town of Johnsburg during December. And, the best part is that several of these events are […]

What’s Open In Gore Region in the Winter?

Old photo of skiers at North Creek Ski Bowl, NY

What’s open in wintertime in the Gore Region? The short answer? Just about everything. Johnsburg is a year-round destination, along with being home to approximately 2,400 permanent residents. Unlike some Adirondack towns that go into semi-hibernation in the winter months due to a decrease in tourism, Johnsburg continues to flourish, thanks to cold-weather attractions like […]

The Adirondack Exposure 2020 Calendar

Adirondack Exposure 2020 is a unique, creative and fun-filled calendar in which Johnsburg community leaders come together and bare all for charity. The calendar is dedicated to the celebratory memory of Jane Castaneda (1925-2017). She was described as a charismatic, fiery and compassionate friend who lived by the adage, “Always give more than you receive.” […]

Johnsburg Has Gone to the Dogs!

While you’re probably aware of many of the great family-friendly activities available in Gore Region, you may not know that the Town of Johnsburg has lots to offer your four-legged friends, too! Recently, Johnsburg demonstrated its devotion to its residents’ furry best friends by opening the new Town of Johnsburg Dog Park. After retiring in […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Little-Known Facts about the Town of Johnsburg

Patch Kennel Staff photograph

If you’re a first-time visitor to Gore Region or a longtime Upstate New Yorker who’s just not especially familiar with the Town of Johnsburg, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn just how much this section of the Adirondack Park has to offer residents and tourists alike. Sure, you probably realize it’s a great year-round destination […]

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 […]