There are a few North Creek museums and historic sites to visit during one of your vacations in the Adirondacks.
North Creek Railroad Station This station is part of the Theodore Roosevelt Heritage Trail. This site is where the Vice President in 1901 received the message that President McKinley had died from a gun shot in Buffalo, New York thus making Roosevelt our 26th President.
He was Governor of New York from 1899-1900.
Also, learn about the history of the Adirondack Railroad. See the exhibit on the snow trains and the history of Gore Mountain Skiing. View a school house in the Owens Gallery.
Take a 8 mile scenic ride on the Upper Hudson River Railroad. Learn about the train's history. In the fall, take a ride and see the Adirondacks in all it's Autumn glory. Later, you can take a ride in December on a Holiday Train ride.
Their art Gallery and store is open year round. This museum is open Memorial Day to Columbus Day Tuesday- Saturday 12-4 and Sunday 12-2. Off Main Street, North Creek, New York. (518) 251-5842.
Garnet Mine Tours
Barton family owned and operated since 1878. See the largest Garnet crystals in the world. Explore their mine. Find a garnet without using any tools. See a panoramic view of the Adirondack Mountains from their 2400 feet above sea level vantage point. Great for walking and is Wheel chair accessible. Open July-August and weekends until Columbus day. 518-251-2706
Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park See rocks that are over a billion years old. This has been a family owned business for over 200 years. Go on a family adventure that is both fun and educational. Enjoy a self-guided tour on a natural stone trail. See the large stone bridge arch. Experience "the largest marble cave entrance in the east". Be sure to bring your digital camera. Groups of all sizes are welcome. Open late May thru Labor Day 9am-7pm, Labor Day - Columbus Day 10am-5pm 535 Stone Bridge Road, Pottersville, NY, 12860 518-494-2283
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The Adirondack Museum with all of it's fine exhibits is close by.
Throughout the Adirondack Mountains region there are a variety of fine museums.