Discover What's to Love About Warrensburg: Things to Do, Places to Stay & Events to Check Out
Warrensburg, just five miles north of Lake George, is a charming Adirondack town perhaps best known for the World's Largest Garage Sale. But there's much more to Warrensburg than this epic annual event!
Below, check out outdoor activities from whitewater rafting to hiking, unique eateries you can't leave without trying, and more, including fun places to stay that are not your typical hotel or lodging options.
Ride the Rapids, Embark on a Hike & More Fun Things to Do
There is no shortage of water-filled fun in Warrensburg. Located where the Schroon River dumps into the Hudson, this town has it all. Grab your kayaks and canoes for a great day of paddling. For the more adventurous, you can embrace your wild side and tackle the Hudson's rapids with Wild Waters Outdoor Center.
Looking for a relatively easy hike with great views? Hackensack Mountain summits at 1,357 feet, making it relatively small compared to other Adirondack mountains. From roadside parking and the park's parking lot, it's roughly .75 miles to the top.
There's also great hiking in Pack Forest, home of the Grandmother Tree - a white pine more than four feet in diameter that's hundreds of years old.
Find out where many of the fish stocked in Warren County are raised! Learn about the hatchery and get a chance to feed the growing fish. The Warrensburg Fish Hatchery also has picnic pavilions and courts for sports like volleyball, making it a great location for a grill out!
Unearth Massive Subs & Quality Smoked Meats
Warrensburg is home to two great meat shops, both worth checking out for their unique offerings. Stop by Jacobs & Toney Meat Store of the North for their famous 18' subs and fresh meat and then head over to Oscar's Smokehouse for house-smoked turkey, lamb, and other specialties. Load up from both shops for a barbeque you're sure to remember.
See Why Everyone Raves About New Way Lunch
Whether you call them Michigans, red hots, Texas hots, Coney dogs, dirt dogs or something else, everyone loves the classic combo of hot dogs, meat sauce, onions and mustard in a bun. Head over to New Way Lunch, where they've been serving up the same recipe for almost 100 years.
Like their specialty, New Way Lunch also has varying nicknames including: Hot Dog John's, Dirty John's, John the Hot Dogs, and John the Hots. The Warrensburg location also serves up breakfast seven days a week making it a great spot for any meal.
Looking for Lodging? Check Out These Unique Options
Stay at a Charming Bed & Breakfast
Warrensburg is a bed and breakfast haven! If you're looking for lodging in the area, or need some inspiration for a weekend getaway, check out what's available.
With plenty of options each with their own unique atmosphere, Warrensburg is a great way to add some much needed R&R to your trip.
Fulfil Your Childhood Dream at a Dude Ranch
Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at a Dude Ranch! Stay at the all-inclusive Ridin' Hy Ranch in Warrensburg and enjoy three square meals a day, horseback riding, archery and much more. Ridin' Hy is sure to give you memories to last a lifetime. Their variety of accommodations are suitable for couples and families alike.
Attend Popular Annual Events
If you're planning a trip to Warrensburg or live close to the area make sure to mark your calendar for these top events:
The World's Largest Garage Sale, a Warrensburg fall tradition, draws in more than 40,000 visitors - that's more than 10x the town's population. It takes place the first weekend of October each year.
Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest garage sale it stretches out from south of Lake George to north of Warrensburg in the Adirondacks. With more than 500 vendors from across the country you can count on finding eclectic finds of all kinds including antiques, collectibles, clothing, toys, and more.
For the past 50+ summers the Smoke Eaters Jamboree brings hungry residents and visitors out for delicious barbecued food, carnival rides, live music, fireworks, and more. This is a two-day event you can bring the whole family to, and proceeds benefit the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company.