The 2024 Eclipse: Where to View in the ADK

March 20, 2024

The Adirondacks – and all of New York State – has been gearing up for the 2024 total eclipse of the sun, happening on April 8th! The buzz about this astronomical event has been electric, since the last total solar eclipse in NY was in 1925 and the next, after this year’s, won’t be for another 55 years. For upstate New Yorkers, and for the many travelling to the region, this may be the only eclipse viewable in this area in their lifetimes!

Hotels have been booked, travel plans are being arranged, and large numbers of visitors are looking to find the best spots from which to view the eclipse. Here are some of the many events in the Adirondacks that are being hosted for this exciting day!

Julie & Co. Realty office in a renovated, rustic building with wood and blue siding

Total Solar Eclipse Experience at the ADKX – View the eclipse in Blue Mountain Lake at the Adirondack Experience campus. This all-day event will feature free viewing glasses, food trucks, campfire and s’mores, and more!


Park with pavilion and sign for "Village Green"
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Jay Village Green Eclipse Viewing – For a free party open to the public, head to the beautiful village green in Jay! This low elevation viewing area will have lots of parking and bathroom facilities available for use.


Olympic Speed Skating Oval at dusk
Photo credit: Olympic Speed Skating Oval

Viewing Party at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval – While seemingly every establishment in Lake Placid is hosting, here are just a couple options in the area! The Olympic Speed Skating Oval is hosting a free viewing party from 2-5pm, with lots of room to watch the eclipse, along with good food and music to enjoy.


Cascade Welcome Center sign with wooden building in the background
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Eclipse at Cascade Welcome Center: Totality on the Trails – For a completely different experience, come to the Cascade Welcome Center in Lake Placid to have 12 miles of trails, family-friendly activities, and both indoor and outdoor viewing areas. This free event does ask for pre-registration and is from 1-4:30pm.


View of the ski slopes on Titus Mountain in winter
Photo credit: Titus Mountain

Total at the Top – Get in a day of skiing the slopes of Titus Mountain in Malone on April 8th for $25! With an excellent vantage point on the top of the Upper Mountain, don’t miss the live music and great food that will be available as well.


View of the town of Saranac Lake in the foreground, with the lake and mountains in the background
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Saranac Lake Solar Fest – From 2-6pm, come enjoy live music, art exhibitions, food and drinks, and – of course – eclipse viewing! See all that Saranac has to offer while in-town for this amazing event.


An elebated viewing platform with a large bird's nest
Photo credit: The Wild Center

Tupper in Totality at the Wild Center – If you have never been to The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, now may be a great time to spend the day at this amazing 115-acre outdoor campus. The Wild Center is hosting events all weekend long, with glass blowing demonstrations, free viewing glasses, solar-powered silent disco, hand poked eclipse tattoos, and more.


Julie & Co. Realty office in a renovated, rustic building with wood and blue siding

Julie & Co. Realty Schroon Lake Eclipse Party – Join Julie & Co. Realty at our Schroon Lake office, at 1072 US Route 9, from 2:30-4:30pm to view the eclipse! We will have free viewing glasses for the first 100 attendees at this event. Meet our Realtors, explore Main Street in Schroon Lake, and see this historic, astronomic event with us!

For even more events, check out EclipseADK for the full scoop on everything happening in the Adirondacks on April 8th! No matter where you choose to view the eclipse from, from a quaint small town to a world-class Olympic center or something in between, this event is sure to be a memory of a lifetime.


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