Main Street in North Creek Business District.
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North Creek is a census-designated place and 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 Coordinates: .
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.
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.
Business and tourism
This section is written like a travel guide rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. (March 2009)
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", the Alpine Lodge, the locally known, high-end chocolate 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.
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