A jet charter airport in Long Lake takes visitors to the unspoiled natural beauty of the Adirondacks. The opportunities to boat and camp are endless, as is the small-town charm. Unexpected glamor can be found at Great Camp Sagamore, where visitors can step into the gilded age of the Vanderbilts.
The town gives visitors easy access to multiple lakes. Long Lake, Raquette Lake, Lake Eaton, and Forked Lake are all close by. Try your hand at catching the variety of bass that live in any of the lakes, or spend the day cruising the calm waters. Located on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the area welcomes canoers from all over the world who look to paddle through the area.
Local waterfalls are part of the Hamilton County Waterfall Challenge that encourages visitors to hike the local waterfalls that have each been awarded points based on difficulty. Nearby Buttermilk Falls and Death Brook Falls are both part of the Challenge. Both falls are classified as easy hikes. Buttermilk Falls offers an optical illusion as the river can look like it’s elevated above the surrounding rocks, while Death Brook Falls falls over 70 feet over a cliff.
Great Camp Sagamore, now a National Historic Landmark, was once owned by the Vanderbilt family, and was a lavish vacation home that welcome their large family and celebrities. Preservationists now own the camp and have restored many of the buildings while providing educational programming on Adirondack history and culture.