Things to Do In North Creek
It’s been a challenging few months, but life is beginning to return to (some version of) normal. This return to almost regular life, of course, does not mean one can go around mask-free standing a mere five feet from people. It does mean, however, folks can return to beloved places and events again, with specific restrictions of course. These restrictions include: wearing a mask over your mouth and nose, standing at least six-feet from people and going to various businesses in small groups. The good news is that there’s plenty you CAN do in North Creek!
Barkeater Chocolates Factory Store is open every day of the week, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for in-store shopping or curbside delivery. Barkeater also ships sweet delights for orders taken over the phone and online. Chocolate Making Experiences for a maximum of six people are available on certain days and times with a prepaid reservation!
Basil and Wicks has pivoted to Basil and Licks – the only restaurant in town to offer soft serve ice cream. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, you can find ice cream at Basils from noon to 8:00 p.m. Burgers and pub grub are available TO-GO on Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and on the weekends from 12:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Outdoor seating and entertainment, such as live music, is available! And Frozen entrees can be purchased to take home at the Farmer’s Market every Thursday.
Becks Tavern is open Tuesday and Friday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. They are now offering indoor and outdoor seating in addition to takeout. Entertainment is also available on select dates – but state law prohibits the advertising of live music. Give them a call to find out the entertainment lineup! They also have rooms available at the Gore Mountain Lodge.
Cafe Sarah is offering a limited menu for take out Thursday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. From baked goods to breakfast foods and coffee, Cafe Sarah will satisfy your cravings. Call them or message them on Facebook to find out what they are serving and to place your order!
The Phoenix Inn and Trappers Restaurant is having Thursday Latin Night each Thursday through October. Trappers is open Thursday through Sunday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and has outdoor seating by their pool! Need a place to stay? Check out the site for availability.
The Black Mountain Restaurant is now under new ownership! They are open daily for indoor dining with pizza, wings, burgers and sandwiches.
Revolution Rail is a place to experience a ride through the woods like no other! Pedal down the train tracks in North Creek to see a stunning water view of the Hudson! You can book through their website and check out their FB page for up to date information!
The Hudson River Trading Company is open everyday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They offer a variety of Adirondack-related souvenirs and knick knacks and rustic furniture. They also serve hard ice cream and have a specialty food market.
Izzy’s Market and Deli is open for take-out only Thursday from noon to 7:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With 24-hours notice, Izzy’s will make you a boxed lunch any day of the week!
The North Creek Farmers Market is open on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Railroad Station. There, many local businesses will offer unique food or items at their tables. Basil and Wicks offer frozen meals for customers to heat at home; Cafe Sarah has ground coffee and full desserts; the Glens Falls Distillery at the Market is selling a number of types of whiskey; and so many more!
The North Creek Rafting Company is also open, offering a number of day and night rafting trips. Due to current restrictions, they are requiring that customers book by the boat rather than group, as they can no longer combine the two. However, it is very easy to book through their website, where you can also find other types of trips they offer and their prices.
Hiking trails and parks are also open! Social distancing at its finest. Hike & bike through the North Creek Ski Bowl trails or use the Schaefer Trail to ascend up Gore Mountain.
Speaking of Gore Mountain...Scenic Skyrides are available through the end of August. The fall schedule will be posted shortly!
The North Creek Mosaic Project encompasses several connecting walls on Main Street in North Creek. Check it out and if there’s work to be done, maybe you can stick a tile on the wall before it finishes up this fall!