The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub, also known as the 5 Towns, consists of the Adirondack towns of Indian Lake, Long Lake, Newcomb, North Hudson and Minerva. This alliance was created several years ago following the state aquisition of several large tracts of lands within these communities borders. The 5 town supervisors wanted to combine efforts to market and promote our unique geograqhic surroundings that are truly exceptional, making this area a one of a kind vacation destination.

See what our region has to offer and visit each town's website for additional information regarding events, attractions, restaurants, lodging and so much more. There is something to do here year round and once you visit us we're confident you'll want to return year after year.

Discover the unspoiled playground of the north, boasting friendly folks, affordable accommodations, family activities and unsurpassed Adirondack beauty. Centrally located in the Adirondacks, combine Long Lake and Raquette Lake into powerhouse of two small towns as a four season destination and you've got the access to some of the most incredibly sought after outdoor recreation experiences available including hiking, paddling, boating, fishing and so much more.

Make Long Lake your Adirondack Vacation headquarters. It's the best Adirondack vacation you've ever been on, with an easygoing pace, unsurpassed beauty and views and experiences that transcend and bring along profound connection to self and sense of place. Leave your troubles behind as you unwind, and relax while inviting the restorative powers of the mountains and lakes to rejuvenate you from the inside out.

Visit for a night and stay for a week, before you know it, you'll be making new discoveries and making memories to last a lifetime. Traditional lodging ranges from lakeside cottages, cabins, motels and hotels with the personal touch, that you will feel right at home no time. If it's the great outdoors you seek, there is ample camping, campsites, and hidden spots available, awaiting discovery. All you need to do is ask and we can deliver you an itinerary to suit any level of comfort.

Adirondack Vacation Rentals, and Adirondack cottages are nestled along our lake shores and are all within an hop and a skip of area attractions making this the destination of your year-round vacation. Experience all that the Adirondacks has to offer is at your fingertips as Long Lake is positioned in the middle of it all. Travel short scenic drives to Old Forge and Lake Placid and our five town region with stops along the way, including the Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain lake and the globally recognized and revered, Wild Center boasting it's one-ofa kind wild walk and interactive natural exhibits. Discover your connection to what it means to be a part of something bigger than yourself. Your Adirondack story starts here.

Long Lake, a widening in the 140 mile long Raquette River, flows north for fourteen miles. W.H.H. Murray, a frequent visitor in the late 1800's once said, "if you desire to see some of the finest scenery imagine, pass up the Raquette to Long Lake and when, some two miles up the lake, turn your face toward the north, and you will behold what is worth the entire journey to see."

Lakes, unspoiled forest, mountains, adventure, beaches, waterways, so much to explore and do, family vacations and reunions, coupled with the romance of wilderness makes Long Lake and Raquette Lake the ideal affordable destination to recreate, relax, play, hike and get away from it all. The great outdoors, quiet, solitude and family fun are all here at the birthplace of the American vacation.

Newcomb is a small, historic town with wide open wilderness spaces and experiences waiting to happen. We are a great place to live or play in the brisk clean air in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park. We have a rich history of miners, loggers, frontiersmen, and famous guides. Many families have remained and built livelihoods here for almost two centuries.

Amenities are superb clean air, awesome views, and outdoor activities for each season and level of adventure. Noise free, pollution free, minimal traffic, lots of wilderness trails, lakes, rivers, abundant wildlife, and even the High Peaks Golf Course in the midst of it all. The Great Camp Santanoni is where the wealthy Pruyn Family of Albany came to relax and show their friends how to enjoy the Adirondacks in the early 1900s. We also have the Newcomb Historical Museum to showcase and educate you on everything regarding Newcomb's rich history.

We have a fantastic school rich with International friends. The corridor boasts its diversity with the flags and names of students who have attended and remain forever-friends. Newcomb Central School offers a great program for advancing students to graduate High School with a two-year jump on their college education.

So, come on up to "Experience Newcomb" and stay for a while. You'll create memories of adventures your family will long to repeat.

A Hub In The Eastern Adirondacks

The Town of North Hudson is carved out of rugged Adirondack forest. Its mountainous, unspoiled terrain is home to cold sparkling streams and crystal-clear freshwater ponds and lakes. The former theme park, Frontier Town, located in North Hudson is undergoing a transformation into a true Gateway to the Adirondacks.

This remote region supports everything an outdoor enthusiast could ask for, including abundant opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, biking, cross country skiing and horseback riding. An established network of groomed snowmobile trails offers a unique chance to experience the beauty of winter in the backwoods.

Tour a historic Adirondack Great Camp dating from 1800's. Drive along the scenic Blue Ridge Road and take in the unspoiled beauty of monumental natural vistas. North Hudson is a treasure trove of secluded natural resources and tranquility.

Vision for a New Gateway to the Adirondacks

The goal of this project is to establish benchmark vision for a new gateway hub to the Adirondacks that will promote a world-class recreational experience and increase the economic vitality of the "5 Towns" including North Hudson, Newcomb, Indian Lake, Long Lake, and Minerva. The gateway project will ensure that the proposed uses, programs and services improve access to the regions recreational amenities and support the growth of local communities and the region. This new "Gateway to the Adirondacks at the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub" will be developed in a manner that creates a dynamic and attractive destination that links local and regional resources and it easily accessible from the Northway, nearby Towns, villages and hamlets.

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