Driving up to the top of the Whiteface along the Veterans’ Memorial Highway—New York’s fifth-highest peak at 4,867’—isn’t your typical automotive experience. How many other roads do you know that lead you directly to the summit of a mountain, with gorgeous views spanning hundreds of miles of wildland reaching as far as Vermont and Canada? Nowhere else is the beauty and vastness of the Adirondack Park so apparent and so easily accessible. The paved road rises over 2,300 feet in five miles from the Toll House. At the summit, there are a few things you don’t often find atop a peak: a castle built from native stone, a restaurant and gift shop, an elevator carved deep inside the mountain top itself, and a truly spectacular 360-degree, panoramic view of unparalleled beauty. A visit to the Adirondacks is not complete without a drive to the top!
Before You Arrive
Please note that there is a 70 car max capacity and we will have limited services at the Veterans’ Memorial Highway. The following will not be available: hiking on the Nature Trail to the summit & elevator access. Restrooms, retail, food and beverage are now available. We do ask that all guests have face coverings and plan ahead for the limited services at the top.
Due to storm damage from hurricane Isaias, the Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway will be CLOSED Wednesday, August 5 – Friday, August 7. We anticipate re-opening Saturday, August 7.
The Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway is open daily (Monday – Sunday) through October 12, 2020 (Columbus Day) from 8:45 am – 5:30 pm (4:45 pm for cyclists).
|TICKET TYPE||AGE GROUP||PRICE|
|Vehicle & Driver||All Ages||$15|
|Add 1 Passenger||Ages 7+||+$15|
|Add 2-5 Passengers||Ages 7+||+$25|
|Add 6 Passengers||Ages 7+||+$40|
|Add 6 & Under Passengers||Ages 6 & Under||FREE|
|Motorcycle + Driver||All Ages||$15|
|Add Motorcycle Passenger||Ages 7+||+$15|
|Hiker / Pedestrian||Ages 7+||$15|
Food & Retail
Food & retail services are now available when you arrive at the top of the Veterans’ Memorial Highway.
Open Daily | 8:45 am – 5:30 pm
The highest Food Truck in New York, 4610′ Grill offers all your favorites in the spectacular scenery, situated at the amazing elevation of 4,610 feet, savor the gourmet rustic cuisine our talented chefs have prepared for you. While you’re their grab, souvenirs and gifts from the Olympic Sites that will provide lasting memories of your Adirondack vacation. Please check out the menu below to view what meal options are available to savor while experiencing awe-inspiring views of the Adirondack High Peaks region.
J.Lohr Vineyards, Wine Cafe & Wine Bar
Open daily | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This on-mountain cafe located on the 2nd floor of the Main Base Lodge is dedicated to creating the true farm-to-table dining experience. Local products and produce are incorporated into many of our exciting offerings. After a long day of exploring Whiteface, relax and unwind with an aromatic glass of J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet or Riverstone Chardonnay.VIEW MENU