GoNorth

GoNorth is a fun and exciting experience that begins within the parks of Saratoga County. From there it’s a short drive to the gorgeous waters of Warren County, and later you’ll ascend into the stunning peaks and vibrant communities of the Adirondacks. Each day of the trip will involve irresistible local food, from fine dining and farm-to-table, to craft beers and homemade bites. It wouldn’t be a New York trip without adventure and arts, both of which are in great supply as you GoNorth.

GoNorth is proudly brought to you by The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY.
The Wild Center including Wild Walk, its elevated trail across the treetops, is an all-day attraction. It includes 81-acres of outdoors, a 54,000-square-foot museum with movies and live animals, guided canoe paddles, and hands-on everything. Highly rated for all ages. GoNorth with The Wild Center, and our partners, in a memorable journey through the best of Northern New York.

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Day 1

Saratoga Mineral Springs
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Saratoga Mineral Springs
Natural Areas | Geologic Feature

Saratoga's mineral springs arose from waters trapped under layers of limestone and capped by solid shale. When the shale fractured along the Saratoga Fault Line, the mineral waters sprung. The water dissolves minerals from the limestone,…

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Saratoga Spa State Park
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Saratoga Spa State Park
Recreation | Distinctive Recreational Attractions

Saratoga Spa State Park, distinguished by its classical architecture and listed as a National Historic Landmark, is noted for its diverse cultural, aesthetic and recreational resources. In addition to the nationally-known Saratoga Performing Arts Center,…

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Saratoga Race Track
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Saratoga Race Track
Recreation | Distinctive Recreational Attractions

ince the Spa City’s first organized race meet in 1863, Saratoga Race Course has welcomed champion thoroughbreds, renowned trainers, celebrated jockeys and famed horsemen – making it one of the nation’s most beloved destinations. Its character,…

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Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center
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Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center
Heritage Areas and Sites | Lakes to Locks Passage Gateway Visitor and Heritage Centers

Centrally located at 297 Broadway, across from Congress Park, the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is open year round to offer information about  history, attractions, accommodations, recreation, events, and much more in our region.

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Saratoga Farmer's Market
Specialty Markets | Farmers Markets, Produce Stands, Orchards or Farms

The Saratoga Farmers’ Market Association runs local “producer-only” markets. This standard requires that vendors to grow or produce their goods in Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer, or Washington counties and ensures that products are fresh and unique,…

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Saratoga Springs
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Saratoga Springs
Waypoint Community | Community

Saratoga Springs is known as “the Queen of the Spas.” It has a rich heritage as a health resort and gambling center for much of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The area known as Serachtague, “place of swift water,” was sacred to the Mohawks…

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Tang Museum
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Tang Museum
Cultural Attractions | Cultural Museums and Collections

The Tang invites curiosity and collaborative learning through active engagement with ideas, artworks, and exhibitions. Programming tailored to foster formative connections between contemporary art and students of all ages is central. Critical to…

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Day 2

Prospect Mountain Memorial Highway
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Prospect Mountain Memorial Highway
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Highway

100-mile view from 2,030' summit. A beautiful 5.5 mile 2-lane highway leads to parking lot. En route are 3 overlooks, The Narrows, Lake George and The Eagle's Eye. Spectacular views of Vermont's Green Mountains, New Hampshire's White Mountains,…

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Adirondack Pub & Brewery
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Adirondack Pub & Brewery
Food and Drink | Restaurant, Cafe or Brewery

The Adirondack Pub & Brewery, located in the heart of Lake George Village, was founded in 1999, brewing and bottling its all-natural, unpasteurized Ales and Lagers on-site. The rustic cabin-inspired brewpub is open for lunch and dinner and offers…

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Lake George Steamboat Company
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Lake George Steamboat Company
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

ocated in Lake George village, The Lake George Steamboat Company has been in business for over 200 years. Its fleet is made up of three large ships.  Each ship offers narrated cruise tours of beautiful Lake George. Tours vary in length and…

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Lake George Village
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Lake George Village
Waypoint Community | Community

The gateway to Lake George from the south witnessed a wilderness battle, a devastating siege and two military campaign seasons before the place ever got a name. After the Revolutionary War, Caldwell grew up on the western shore because the…

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Barton Garnet Mines
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Barton Garnet Mines
Natural Areas | Geologic Feature

The hardest garnet in the world is only found on Gore Mountain, making the garnet extremely rare. The Barton garnet has an unusual and beautiful ruby red color that flashes in the sun. In 1969, the Governor of New York, Nelson Rockefeller, made…

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Day 3

The Wild Center
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The Wild Center
Natural Areas | Wildlife

The Wild Center is located in the Adirondacks in northern New York. The Adirondacks are unique in the world. Surrounded by people, they house great expanses of nature interspersed with small towns and communities. They can be an example for a…

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Ausable Chasm
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Ausable Chasm
Natural Areas | Geologic Feature

America's Oldest Natural Attraction.  Composed of 500 million year old Potsdam Sandsone, this 2 mile long, 150' towering chasm has amazed over 10 million visitors since opening in 1870.  Unique rock formations such as Elephant's Head, Jacob's Ladder,…

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1 Saratoga Mineral Springs
2 Saratoga Spa State Park
3 Saratoga Race Track
4 Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center
5 Saratoga Farmer's Market
6 Saratoga Springs
7 Tang Museum
8 Prospect Mountain Memorial Highway
9 Adirondack Pub & Brewery
10 Lake George Steamboat Company
11 Lake George Village
12 Barton Garnet Mines
13 The Wild Center
14 Ausable Chasm