Solar eclipse 2024
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will drape the Adirondack mountains and upstate New York in darkness! This rare event is an astrophotographer's paradise, and travel-lovers will find that the Adirondacks are an exceptional place, if not the best place in the country, to view the eclipse. Our communities are preparing for this once-in-a-lifetime event, with local businesses and eateries offering watch parties, specials on merchandise and food, and other exciting events. The fact that this narrow strip of complete darkness is running right through the heart of the Adirondacks is enough to drop what you're doing, make plans to visit, and get excited. Why? Well, if you want to view a total solar eclipse in the Adirondacks again, you're going to have to wait another 375 years. Book your stay ASAP, rooms are filling up fast.
The best places to watch
All around the region, there are parks and outdoor spaces with exceptional views of the sky and the surrounding landscape. Grab your solar eclipse viewing glasses, and find the spot that suits your interest!
1. Powerhouse Park/Port Henry Pier - 35 Dock Street, Port Henry
2. Westport - Stay tuned for for information on the community watch party!
3. Crown Point State Historic Site - 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point
4. Essex - Stay tuned for for information on the community watch party!