New York May 24, 2019
New York’s Most Epic Elevator Ride Will Take You To An Unforgettable Mountain View
Memorial Day Weekend here in New York usually marks the opening of some of our favorite seasonal attractions. Whether you’ve been longing for your local pool to open so you can have a place to cool off or you’re just anxiously awaiting on the opening of one of our other beloved destinations, this time of year tends to be quite exciting for all. If you have plans to head up north for this long holiday weekend, then take a look at why you’ll want to consider planning a trip to this one epic mountain.
During this time of year, the Adirondack Mountains become one of the most popular regions to visit in New York.
If you visit the small town of Wilmington, you'll find that our state's 5th tallest mountain just so happens to be one that offers quite a few ways for you to make your way up it.
With an elevation that's just shy of 5,000-feet, visitors from all over come to Whiteface Mountain to drive up its epic highway.
Winding around one of our most breathtaking High Peaks, the drive to the top is one that won't take you a ton of time...
...but will leave you absolutely in awe as you find yourself climbing up above the clouds on this road.
After parking at the top of the toll road, you'll be faced with having to decide which route you'll take to reach the summit of Whiteface.
Known for being one of our only mountains that you can drive up, Whiteface is also famed for its historic staircase.
Made up of both man-made steps and natural stone, the trek up Whiteface Mountain's staircase isn't one that's terribly long but can often be a bit draining for some.
Don't worry though, making your way up one of our most epic staircases isn't the only choice you have when it comes to reaching the summit.
After undergoing an extensive renovation since 2017 and remaining closed all last year, this weekend Whiteface Mountain will be unveiling its new elevator.
Make your way through the tunnel that takes you inside of the mountain, and you'll get to ride an elevator up to the top!
One of the most exciting parts of the new elevator is the fact that it now features glass panels, allowing passengers to actually see the mountain's granite. Woah!
Taking you up to the summit, you'll never find an elevator here in New York that leads you to a more dreamy destination than this.
Set to open on Saturday morning at 8:45 a.m., the elevator will remain open for Memorial Day Weekend and then officially open for the season on June 1st.
Attracting tens of thousands of adventurers each year, if you've been anxiously awaiting on the reopening of Whiteface Mountain's elevator - wait no longer!
To find out more about Whiteface Mountain,
Address: NY-431, Wilmington, NY 12997
If you’ve ever been to Whiteface Mountain, be sure to share your pictures and experiences with us in the comments!