The best that Great Sacandaga Lake has to offer!
Sunset Bay Vacation Resort RV Park & Marina, located on the southwestern shore of the 29 mile long Great Sacandaga Lake, was designed to create an atmosphere of total vacation enjoyment. With over 1,750 feet of lake frontage, the Resort offers exquisite lake views in a panoramic Adirondack Mountain setting.
Great Sacandaga Lake consists of 125 miles of shoreline and numerous islands for recreational enjoyment. Your summer place awaits you here.
For an even greater wealth of information on the region’s attractions, dining, shopping & more, please visit the following area guides:
The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor
The Great Escape is now bigger, better, and wetter with a complete outdoor waterpark transformation into Hurricane Harbor! This expansion features two brand new attractions, newly themed renovations and a waterpark experience that immerses you in a true tropical paradise. With non-stop soaking wet thrills, the all-new Hurricane Harbor is the perfect place to escape the summer heat.
Kayaking, Rafting & Tubing at Sacadaga Outdoor Center
Are you up for the splash? Experience the Scandaga River with the best guides in the biz, while paddling with the newest and best equipment. Your adventure ends right at your car, no nasty second bus trip. Have a score to settle with a family member? SOC is the only outfitter with water cannons and buckets, guaranteeing you’ll have the wettest water fights between rafts and anything else floating down the Sacandaga River, i.e. tubers and kayakers. All is fair game.
Deep underneath the soil we tread as we move on about our daily lives there can be found mysterious halls carved by the patient and unerring hand of time. Although many or perhaps even the majority of such silent places have yet to be viewed by human eyes, there are a few whose veils have been lifted and their secrets revealed. Secret Caverns is just such a place. Hours of family viewing fun can be found at the Secret Caverns lodge which houses and is home to many nostalgic and ecclectic artifacts which can be viewed at leisure before or after your tour.
Painted Pony Rodeo
Where The Pavement Ends And The West Begins! Looking for something exciting for the whole family? How about a night at The Painted Pony Rodeo? Cowboys and Cowgirls galore! Kick off the evening with an awesome BBQ Buffet, then dust off your boots and mosey on over to the corral, for a real Championship RODEO. Great fun for everyone! Tough cowboys, beautiful cowgirls, funny rodeo clowns, outstanding animals and so much more. Guaranteed to be on the edge of your seat.
SINCE 1963 - Magic Forest has been delighting kids of all ages with its unique and whimsical collection of rides and attractions. Fun around every corner, whether you’re seeking an experience from Lake George’s nostalgic past or simply looking to put a smile on your child’s face, Magic Forest is sure to entertain and delight!
Adirondack Animal Land
Adirondack Animal Land is a family owned and operated wildlife park designed to provide a home in all natural settings for over 500 animals. They are located on 80 acres of farm land nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.
Adirondack Animal Land is a wildlife propagation facility. Visitors will see bottle raised babies and wooly baby llamas; as well as dozens of kangaroos, camels, primates and zebras.
Located in the former Rotterdam Square Mall, their indoor aquarium celebrates aquatic biodiversity with exhibits, experiences, and public programs designed to connect people of all ages with our planets aquatic creatures.
Explore vivid underwater worlds across 37 exhibits. From local favorites to the deepest depths of the ocean, explore our planet’s oceans and rivers all in your own backyard on this self-guided exploration. Watch sharks swim overhead while schools of fish surround you in their immersive tunnel tanks. Feel the soft, smooth skin of a stingray as they swim right up to your hand in Stingray Bay. Take your family on an unforgettable journey.
Enjoy a Scenic Skyride on the Adirondack Express or aboard our Northwoods Gondola. Hike around our mid-mountain Saddle Area, Bear Mountain, or Gore’s 3600' summit! Kids will love the adventure attractions throughout our Base Area (new zipline ride on the way!)
The Outlets at Lake George
Home to an exciting collection of leading designer and favorite brand names including Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, COACH, LOFT, adidas, New Balance, Levi’s and Van Heusen, among many more, The Outlets at Lake George offers shoppers savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices every day.
Royal Mountain is an ideal venue for racing. They have a rustic ski lodge which houses the sign-up area, trophy room and concession area. The lodge also has a large brand new large deck that overlooks the supercross track and ¾ of the motocross track. The one acre snowmaking pond borders the pit area and provides a great way to cool off on those hot summer days. Their racetrack is a 9 time CNYMRA “Track of the year” for good reason. They hand rake the entire track after every race and there is always a plentiful supply of screened topsoil, sand and wood chips which are added to the racing surface throughout the season to provide the best racing surface possible.
Sacandaga Golf Course
Not far from Northville, Sacandaga Golf Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Sacandaga Golf Club difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. Sacandaga Golf Club is a terrific choice for your regular rounds of golf or a new destination for you and friends when visiting Northville Area’s First Golf Club Par 36, Holes: 9 Greens: Bent Grass Fairways: Bluegrass
Saratoga Race Course
Thoroughbred racing has no finer setting than Saratoga Race Course, which was opened over 150 years ago.
Named one of the world’s greatest sporting venues by Sports Illustrated, the past comes alive in the historic grandstand every summer as fans experience not only the best in racing, but the unmatched ambience and charm of historic Saratoga Springs.
Saratoga Automobile Museum
The Saratoga Automobile Museum was organized in 1999, and opened to the public in 2002. The Museum’s mission is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. They celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, their educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile.
miSci - Museum of Innovation and Science
At miSci, all of their exhibits, programs, and events are designed with their mission in mind: to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology, past present, and future. The Planetarium at miSci features a high-definition, full-dome, computerized projector which projects on the full 30-foot dome and provides an immersive experience, and a GOTO Star Projector, which offers a real-life view of the night sky not available anywhere else in the northeast.
Fort William Henry Museum
AS SEEN ON THE “TODAY SHOW”! Step back in time at Fort William Henry and experience what it was like to be at the outpost in the wilderness in 1757; the hardships and fears of being the front line in defense of the British Colonies from French invaders. Talk with those that were there!
Fort William Henry remained untouched until the 1950’s when a group of local businessmen bought the land to protect the site from development. The site was excavated, and the fort reconstructed using the original plans and within its original footprint.
Explore 2000 acres where America made history! Exciting experiences every day! Fort Ticonderoga flawlessly blends history and natural beauty for all ages to enjoy. Explore the French Army’s defense against the British invasion which climaxed in the 1758 epic Battle of Carillon. PLUS, it’s fun to explore Ticonderoga’s many other chapters via: new immersive programs, guided tours, weapons firing demonstrations, exhibits both new and steadfast, breathtakingly lovely gardens, narrated boat tours, soldiers’ life programs, accessing the summit of Mount Defiance, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and many more hands-on, family fun activities.
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway
Located in historic Saratoga Springs, New York, Saratoga Casino Hotel is the place for over 1,700 exciting slots and electronic table games. Together with live harness racing, simulcast wagering, delicious dining, live entertainment they are a premiere destination for a good time in the Capital Region!
The Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum
The Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum is a non-profit educational institution whose mission is to promote public understanding and appreciation of the outdoor sports,traditions of hunting, fishing & trapping and to preserve the art, artifacts and memorabilia associated with those traditions for future generations
Fulton County Museum
The mission of the Fulton County Historical Society is to acquire, preserve and promote the history of Fulton County, New York and to convey the significance to the public with tours, exhibits, programs, and research.
They have Military artifacts from the 1700's to the current time. Included are firearms, swords and uniforms, local sports including items and photographs from the "Glovers", Police, Fire Department, Nursing Service and Pharmacy displays. Including a jail cell, gallows and working fire alarm system. The Iroquois Longhouse, animal furs, tools and arrow heads are a must see and so much more, go check them out!
Walter Elwood Museum
Walter Elwood had been an educator in the Greater Amsterdam School District (GASD) in the early 1900's. Having traveled around the world as a young man, Mr. Elwood became an avid collector of ethnographic materials and natural history items from every corner of the globe.
He started his "museum" in the Fifth Ward School on the south side of Amsterdam, and is fondly remembered by many in the community, carrying interesting materials from school to school in an effort to educate students with authentic artifacts and objects. Upon his death in the 1950's, he stipulated that the collection should be left to the Greater Amsterdam School District.
Old Fort Johnson / Montgomery County Historical Society
Today Old Fort Johnson is a museum and more. Here visitors can steep themselves in the social, cultural, military and industrial past of the Mohawk Valley. And though the Old Fort has been the setting for many historical books, no fiction could be as interesting as the real story of Old Fort Johnson, presented and preserved here for all to enjoy.
Old Fort Johnson is the 1749 limestone house William Johnson built on the Mohawk River in colonial New York. It was fortified for protection during the French & Indian Wars. Known by the local Mohawk as Warragh-i-ya-gey (Man of Big Business), Johnson became the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Many Native America conferences were held on this site. King George II made Johnson a Baronet after his heroic victories in the Battles of Lake George & Fort Niagara. Old Fort Johnson was home to members of the Johnson family until the eve of the American Revolution. The family remained loyal to England and were forced to leave the Mohawk Valley by 1776. Their properties were seized by American patriots and the contents sold at auction.