Short Road Trip from Montreal: Adirondacks USA, Malone NY

Just across the U.S. border in Northern New York State, the Adirondack Park is a peaceful, picture-perfect getaway from Montreal, Quebec. Celebrated for its untouched wilderness and boundless recreation, New York’s Adirondacks offer a little something for everyone no matter the time of year.

The boundary of the Adirondack Park, known as the “Blue Line”, begins shortly after crossing the border into the United States. There, nestled between Canada and the Blue Line, you’ll find Malone NY. Only 120 km from Montreal via the A di Souvenir/A 20 O, this historic city is the perfect gateway to the Adirondacks, and a great place for Canadian travelers to set up base camp and explore the northern Adirondack Park.

About the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park is a nature lover’s paradise. Covering more more than six million acres, the park is home to hundreds of mountains and more than 3,000 lakes and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams to fish, boat and paddle by kayak or canoe. The region is known for its world-class hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and so much more.

What to Do

Hike the High Peaks or choose a less traveled trail outside the High Peaks Wilderness, such as Azure Mountain or the scenic waterfalls at High Falls Park in Chateaugay. Enjoy downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain or nearby Titus Mountain, offering both cross-country and downhill skiing. Cast your line at Osgood Pond, Osgood River, Deer River Flow reservoir, Clear Pond and Meacham Lake. You’ll even find three golf courses in the area, and biking along the Adirondack Trails Scenic Byways.

Where to Eat

From burgers and milkshakes to Italian favorites and a classic steakhouse, you’ll find it all in this quaint gateway to the Adirondacks. Choose from family-friendly restaurants, cafés, pubs, sports bars and more. Be sure to check out Bokie’s Drive In. A Malone fixture since 1956, this nostalgic drive-in diner is a favorite among locals and guests. In winter, Jessie’s Supper Club is a popular snowmobile stop, and Deer Valley Trails Restaurant and Bar offers some of the best scenery in the area.

Places to Stay

Malone features a mix of accommodations near the Adirondacks, including national hotel chains, economy motels, historic bed & breakfasts, and private lakeside vacation rentals. Reserve a room or suite at the Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn or the Red Roof Plus and Suites. Stay at the Sugarloaf Cabins, the ski-in/ski-out chalets at Titus Mountain, or enjoy RV and tent camping at the St. Regis Falls Scenic Campsite.

Return to the Adirondacks Again and Again

The Adirondack Park isn’t a place you can explore in a day, a week, or even a month. Once you visit Malone NY, we know you’ll want to return again and again.

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