Saturday, March 25, 2023



Frontier Town state campground to be “Gateway to the Adirondacks”

A new “Gateway to the Adirondacks” will come to New York state when the North Hudson Frontier Town state campground opens in May or June next year, reported the Daily Gazette.

It retains the name of the old Frontier Town theme park, which closed in 1998, and its Old-West motif. The new campground isn’t open yet but a pair of day-use areas, including one along the Schroon River, are now open to the public.

The new state campground, at the southern edge of the Adirondack High Peaks off Northway exit 29, will include campsites for horseback riders, RVers, and traditional tent campers. In time, it will also include access to miles of horseback trails and connect through other trails to the nearby Boreas Ponds tract and the High Peaks Wilderness.

Before cutting a ribbon on the project’s first construction phase – establishing the campground’s central infrastructure, a series of equestrian campsites and the day-use areas – state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said the new campground will serve as a hub for visitors to the increasingly popular Adirondack High Peaks areas.

“This is our Yosemite, this is our Grand Canyon, this is our Yellowstone,” Seggos said of the Adirondacks.

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the project – a new “gateway to the Adirondacks,” as he called it – the project was pegged at $32 million.

Emphasizing the campground’s different types of camping amenities and its proximity to trails – along with Paradox Brewery’s new tasting room a short walk away – Seggos said the state is looking to create a campground that is a destination for people interested in what the Adirondacks have to offer.

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Mike Fisher
4 years ago

I remember riding up to ” Frontier Town ” and watching the show as a child. I would dream about that for weeks on end when we returned home. The entire outing was just fantastic and it gave many of the nights dreams a special place in the head of this ” Kid from Kingston “.
I bet I’m one if not the only person on this site that survived the Frontier Town train derailment before it closed it’s gates and took a bunch of memories and locked them away.
So when it opens we will fire up our ” Hans Hideaway ” ( our dogs name ) and off we go to the place of the bride and I memories as a kid…” Giddy Up ” Frontier Town at the New gateway to the High Peaks area. While up there I see a side trip to Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame…yes sir buddy !! About a two hr drive each way…not bad for an easy weekend drive!

The K9 Piper ( himself the < FISH < )


Bob Godfrey
4 years ago

I still remember vacationing in that area as a child and always coming out of those parks and finding a bumper decal wired onto the big chrome bumpers all the cars had in those days. And the parking was free as were the stickers in those days!

Susan F
4 years ago

Frontier Town was part of my childhood. Nice to see it being used to promote the Adirondacks. Such a beautiful area!

robert austin
4 years ago

Happy to see that something good is coming from the Frontier Town park. We loved taking our kids there back in the day. It was not a concrete jungle of a park but a place you could let the kids go have fun

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