Veterans’ Memorial Highway to Open May 20
New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces opening dates and times for a slate of popular summer activities at Whiteface Mountain.
Veterans’ Memorial Highway
A historic eight-mile highway to the top of the only Adirondack peak accessible by car. At the top, visitors can explore a castle built of local stone, dine at the Castle’s 4610’ Grill, find a souvenir at the Castle Gift Shop, and take a short hike to the rocky summit of Whiteface, or alternatively, ride a fully accessible elevator carved deep inside the mountain. The summit offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Adirondacks, Vermont, and even Canada. The entrance is located at the Toll House, three miles from the main entrance of Whiteface. Open: May 20 – October 10, 2022, and accessible daily by car or bicycle from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm.
An eight-passenger gondola easily accessible from Base Lodge at Whiteface Mountain. Visitors can ride up the mountain and through its forests to the top of Little Whiteface, where panoramic views of the High Peaks Region include an observation deck and picnic area overlooking Lake Placid, for which the Olympic village is named. Open: July 1 – September 5, 2022, daily 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Friday – Sunday, September 9 – October 10, 2022 (including Monday, October 10), from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
A nine-hole course for tossing frisbee-like discs from basket to basket, similar to golf and accessible for all ages and a wide range of athletic abilities. The course has visitors enjoying the lower portions of the mountain’s many favorite ski trails. Open: July 1 – September 5, 2022, daily 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Friday – Sunday, September 9 – October 10, 2022 (including Monday, October 10), from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Hiking Trails and Guided Hiking Tours
There are several hiking trails at Whiteface for summer visitors to enjoy as well as 1.5-hour hike led by experienced staff along the West Branch of the AuSable River and down the scenic Stag Brook Falls trail. Open: Daily at 10:30 am, July 1 through September 5, 2022, Friday – Sunday, September 9 – October 10, 2022 including Monday, October 10). For more information visit https://whiteface.com/todo/hiking/
The highest dining option in New York State, the 4610’ Grill features rustic American fare and is situated at the top of Whiteface Mountain’s Veteran’s Memorial Highway. Open: Daily on the same schedule as the Veteran’s Memorial Highway, May 20 – October 10, 2022, from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm.
At the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge, visitors can also enjoy pub-style fare and a full-service lounge at the Cloudspin Bar & Grill. Open: Daily July 1 – September 5, 2022, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and Friday – Sunday, September 9 – October 10, 2022 (including Monday, October 10), from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Attraction details, pricing, and updates to operational schedules can be found by visiting www.whiteface.com. The “Daily Conditions” from the home page is the location for schedules, operational hours, conditions, and things to “Know Before You Go.” Save and pin this page for alerts and notifications for summer and winter: https://whiteface.com/mountain/conditions/