North Creek, New York

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North Creek
hamlet of the Town of Johnsburg
Main Street in North Creek Business District.
Main Street in North Creek Business District.
North Creek is located in New York
North Creek
North Creek
Location within New York
Coordinates: 43°41′52″N 73°59′11″W / 43.69778°N 73.98639°W / 43.69778; -73.98639
Country United States
State New York
County Warren County
ZIP code 12853
Area code(s) 420

North Creek is a hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, New York, United States. It is an area known for skiing (Gore Mountain), hiking and other outdoor recreational activities. It is located at 43°41′52″N 73°59′11″W / 43.69778°N 73.98639°W / 43.69778; -73.98639Coordinates: 43°41′52″N 73°59′11″W / 43.69778°N 73.98639°W / 43.69778; -73.98639.

The town hall, library, and Johnsburg Central School are all located in North Creek. The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad is a heritage railway that operates between North Creek and Saratoga Springs over the tracks of the historic Adirondack Railway. The North Creek Depot Museum is in the town, documenting the cultural and industrial history of the Adirondacks area.[1]

History[edit]

North Creek was the original northern terminus of the Adirondack Railway, the first railroad into the Adirondacks, built by Dr. Thomas C. Durant. It was to the station at North Creek that then Vice President Theodore Roosevelt rode from Mount Marcy upon learning of the death of William McKinley in 1901.

The North Creek Railroad Station Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[2]

Business and tourism[edit]

The Gore Mountain ski area has been expanded greatly over the past five years, with new trails, gondola, and quad chairlift, which has increased trails by 40%. The center is owned by New York State and operated by ORDA (Olympic Regional Development Authority). As a result, the hamlet of North Creek has seen an influx of private investment in new businesses, including a bakery/coffeehouse "Cafe Sarah", a wine and tapas restaurant known as "barVino", the Alpine Lodge, the world-famous high-end chocolate truffle company "Barkeater Chocolates", and the Tannery Pond Community Center, which is home to many non-profit organizations, an art gallery, Art & Nature Camp, and a theater company. There are several new housing developments under way as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The North Creek Depot Museum http://www.northcreekdepotmuseum.com/
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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