You may have heard Wilmington, New York is home to the Blueprint for Athletes Wilmington Whiteface MTB on June 3, but there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in the area during your visit. Read up on some of the top attractions to see before or after the race.
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
Wolves, foxes, bobcats, several birds of prey and more live at theAdirondack Wildlife Refuge, located on 50 acres along with West Branch of the Ausable River. Hike the one-mile trail along the river and through the meadows to see the animal enclosures and speak to the friendly, knowledgeable staff on the way.
> Tour the Refuge
Appropriately named the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, Ausable Chasm is comprised of amazing waterfalls and distinct rock formations. Visitors are welcome to float, climb and hike one of the country’s oldest natural attractions on guided tours or solo adventures.
> Explore the Chasm
Catch some of the nation’s best fly fishing action in the Ausable River. Perfect for beginners to experts, the river hosts a quality trout population living in a large amount of easily accessible pocket water.
> Fish the Ausable
Ausable Valley Golf Course
With 2,612 yards of challenging golf designed for all skill levels, the 9-hole, family-owned Ausable Valley Golf Course offers something for everyone. Walk-ons are welcome, and guests are invited to enjoy homestyle cooking in the clubhouse after their game.
> Golf the Valley
High Falls Gorge
This 22-acre, privately owned nature park features four waterfalls and incredible views of the Ausable River. With groomed trails, sturdy bridges and glass walkways, the area is accessible to hikers of all abilities.
> Hike the Gorge
Hudson River Gorge
Experience 16 miles of top-rated whitewater rafting through New York State’s largest protected wilderness area on the Hudson River Gorge. Skilled tour guides offer an entertaining, exciting ride you’ll never forget.
> Raft the Hudson
Enjoy winter fun all year at the oldest theme park in the United States – Santa’s Workshop in North Pole, New York. Open since 1949, the park’s rides, attractions, shows and memorable characters create a day of fun for the whole family.
> Visit the Workshop
Our host venue offers no shortage of activities, from hiking to biking to touring Whiteface Castle at the summit.
> Meet the Mountain
Wilmington Town Beach
Swim, boat, fish, play and relax at Wilmington Town Beach. There are plenty of canoes and kayaks to rent, picnic space to enjoy and free concerts in the summer.
> Hit the Beach