The Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake NY

If you are ever visiting upstate New York in the summer or better yet in the fall, make sure to visit the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake.

It used to be called the Adirondack Museum but it’s name has since changed. Blue mountain lake is a beautiful town in the Adirondack mountains about two hours from Albany New York.   This time of year is the best time to visit because of the fall foliage coming into peak season in the next couple of weeks.

It is a museum that was designed to preserve the history of the great Adirondacks. The museum actually sits on the site of a historic summer resort hotel known as the Blue Mountain House.

The museum has been operated since the 1940s and consists of 24 unique buildings on 121 acres and covers almost 60,000 ft.² of exhibition space. It is open from May until October with extended summer hours.

You will find tons of different exhibitions an amazing collections that include fine art, photographs, historical artifacts and information the documents historic structures and galleries of the era in the Adirondacks.  There are special events, school field trips, workshops and demonstrations along with a great library or you can do your research year around.

If you are planning to visit, make sure you plan for an entire day as there are many exhibits to check out that teach about the mining and logging history in the Adirondacks. It showcases the great camps are the Adirondacks as well as European settlers that visited the area.

Exist a new exhibition called life in the Adirondacks which is a 19,000 square-foot interactive experience where every single visitor starts from. It is extremely interactive and high-tech bringing to life the amazing history of the Adirondack mountains and region.

Here is an amazing video to give you a better sense of what the Adirondack Experience is all about.

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