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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
“Spectacular scenery unlike any
other in the Northeast.”

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Wilder Homestead near Malone

The NYS Zoo at Thompson Park near Watertown

The Old Forge area is known for moose sightings, drive slowly and enjoy the scenery along the Central Adirondack Trail

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Olympic Byway, State Rt. 9N and State Rt. 86, in Essex County

Scenic Jay along the Ausable River near Whiteface Mountain.

Inspired by the spectacular beauty of their surroundings, in the small town of Jay you'll find many first-rate Adirondack artists and craftspeople. They're acclaimed throughout the North Country region and beyond for creating some of finest Adirondack art and crafts. Stop in local galleries and shops, or plan a visit ahead to visit private studios. Many are opened to the public during open-studio days.

Jay has annual cultural and community events in every season where you can join local people in celebrating traditional values and small-town character.

The 170-mile Olympic Scenic Byway route starts near Lake Champlain at the village of Keeseville in the east, moves through the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, and ends near Lake Ontario at Sackets Harbor in the west. As you travel this byway, you’ll experience some of New York State’s most historic and scenic waterways. In the towns, villages, and hamlets along the way, learn about the determination of early settlers to make the most of the natural resources in this often-challenging environment.

Whether you're an armchair sports fan, or have dreams of Olympic-style challenges, you'll find a wide variety of recreation opportunities in every season. Take time to enjoy local events and get to know the women and men who live, work, and take great pride in calling the distinctive Olympic Scenic Byway communities home.

Scenic Byway Attractions in this Community

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Auto Service

  • Air pump
  • Gas Station
  • Mechanic on duty
  • Towing


  • Cell Phone service

Local Foods

  • Farmers Market
  • Roadside Produce Stand


  • B&B
  • Campground
  • Cottages/Cabins

Other Visitor Services

  • Public Restrooms


  • Antiques
  • Gifts
  • Local Crafts

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