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Wells is a tiny village of approximately 600 residents located on the east branch of the Sacandaga River in the Adirondack Mountains of east central New York. It's home to a campgrounds that is open May through September that offers 145 sites, along with swimming and fishing. As part of Hamilton County (which some refer to as "Lake County" due to the large number of mountain lakes in the region,) Wells has much to offer visitors. It's about 35 miles west of Saratoga and Lake George and near Sacandaga Lake, which is a manmade lake created in 1930 that is known as a family-oriented tourist spot. This lake offers sandy beaches, swimming, fishing, boating and other water sports and picnicking. Food vendors and bathroom facilities are also located at the beach. Many fine restaurants, hotels and motels, bed and breakfast inns and vacation rentals surround Sacandaga Lake, and a golf course and miniature golf for the kids is also nearby. To mark the end of summer, each year in September the locals who live along the lakeside engage in a unique tradition. Each one lights a campfire near the waters edge, so that the entire lake is lined with shimmering light. This sparsely populated region of New York makes a peaceful destination for families looking for a rustic vacation get-a-way.

Surrounding areas: Sacandaga Lake, New York (9.4 mi), Piseco Lake, New York (13.0 mi), Northville, New York (13.2 mi), Gore Mountain, New York (23.2 mi), Lake Luzerne, New York (23.6 mi), Galway Lake, New York (27.6 mi), Lake George, New York (28.9 mi)

Wells Vacation Rentals

Wells Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Watersedge Cabins And MotelRt 8Lake Pleasant, NY8.1 mi.(518) 548-6031
Elms Waterfront LodgeRt 9 N At Bay RdLake Luzerne, NY23.6 mi.(518) 696-3072
Friends Lake Inn963 Friends Lake RdChestertown, NY25.5 mi.(518) 494-4751
Copperfield Inn224 Main StNorth Creek, NY26.0 mi.(518) 251-2500
Holiday Inn Johnstown Gloversville Ny308 N Comrie AveJohnstown, NY26.2 mi.(518) 762-4686
Super 8 Motel301 N Comrie AveJohnstown, NY26.2 mi.(518) 736-1800
Fort William Henry Resort & Conference Center48 Canada StLake George, NY29.0 mi.(518) 668-3081
Quality Inn57 Canada StLake George, NY29.0 mi.(518) 668-3525
Balmoral Motel444 Canada StLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-2673
Best Western Of Lake GeorgeExit 21 At I-87Lake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-5701
Colonial Manor Motor InnLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-4884
Comfort Suites1533 State Rt 9Lake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 761-0001
CrocittoRt 9 2159 Canada StLake George, NY29.1 mi.(800) 800-8000
Days Inn Lake GeorgeRR #3Lake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 793-3196
Econo Lodge Lake George Motel431 Canada StLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-2689
Hampton Inn & Suites2133 Rt 9Lake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-4100
Holiday Inn Lake George Turf2223 Rt 9-Canada StLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-5781
Holiday Inn Turf Lake GeorgeRt 9 Canada StLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-5781
Howard Johnson Inn2 Canada StLake George, NY29.1 mi.(888) 843-8454
Lake View Hotel & Conference Center2451 Rt 9NLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-3131
Marine Village Resort350 Canada StLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-5478
O' Sullivan's Motel410 Canada StLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-5424
Ramada Lake George2447 Rt 9 NLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-4141
Roaring Brook Ranch & Tennis CourtRt 9NLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-5767
Rodeway Inn1449 State Rt 9Lake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 792-5904
Scotty's MotelLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-2467
Sundowner On Lake George420 Canada StLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-5175
Super 8 Motel Of Warrensburg3619 State Rt 9Lake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 623-2811
Wingate Inn-Lake George4054 State Rt 9LLake George, NY29.1 mi.(518) 668-4884
Scotty's Motel And Cabin Court Inc12 Lake Shore DrLake George, NY29.2 mi.(518) 668-2467
Howard Johnson Lodge54 Aviation RdQueensbury, NY29.4 mi.(518) 793-4173
Bed & Breakfast
Lamplight Inn Bed And Breakfast231 Lake AveLake Luzerne, NY23.3 mi.(518) 696-5294

Wells Weather & Climate

The Adirondack Mountains has variable, unpredictable weather, but generally enjoys four seasons with winters marked by crisp, cold days and warm, pleasant summers with low humidity. In spring and fall, the days are warm and the evenings cool, adding to the beauty of the wildflowers of April and May and the brilliant colors of September and October. The average summer temperature is 75 F (24 C) and the average low is 50F (10 C); winter's average high is 27 F (-3 C) and the average low is 5 F (-15 C). The annual precipitation is 39 inches, keeping the forests green and the lakes and streams flowing. Luckily, the Adirondacks do not experience the harshness and devastation of tornadoes, earthquakes or hurricanes as do some other areas of the country. There is no specific rainy season, and lake effect snows can occur as early as late October or early November.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 7°F 4.19 in. -
February 32°F 9°F 3.06 in. -
March 41°F 20°F 4.14 in. -
April 53°F 32°F 4.03 in. -
May 66°F 44°F 4.17 in. -
June 74°F 53°F 4.14 in. -
July 78°F 58°F 3.86 in. -
August 76°F 56°F 4.11 in. -
September 68°F 48°F 4.51 in. -
October 57°F 37°F 3.84 in. -
November 45°F 28°F 4.33 in. -
December 33°F 16°F 3.97 in. -

Wells Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Schenectady County airport (SCH) located about 41 miles south of Wells in Schenectady, New York, the Albany International airport (ALB) located approximately 51 miles south of Wells in Albany, New York, the Griffiss Airpark airport (RME) located roughly 57 miles west of Wells in Rome, New York, and finally the Adirondack Regional airport (SLK) located around 68 miles north of Wells in Saranac Lake, New York.

Wells Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Sherman's Amusement ParkCaroga LakeNY19.5 mi.
Great EscapeLake GeorgeNY29.1 mi.
Magic Forest ParkLake GeorgeNY29.1 mi.
Enchanted ForestOld ForgeNY40.6 mi.
Hoffman's PlaylandLathamNY52.2 mi.
JeepersAlbanyNY58.0 mi.
Sylvan BeachSylvan BeachNY73.8 mi.
Water Parks
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY29.1 mi.
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY40.6 mi.
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY69.1 mi.
Song Mountain Alpine SlideTullyNY100.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Lake Pleasant Golf ClubLake PleasantNY7.9 mi.
Sacandaga Golf ClubNorthvilleNY13.2 mi.
Thousand Acres Golf ClubStony CreekNY18.1 mi.
Nick Stoner Municipal Golf CourseCaroga LakeNY20.7 mi.
Bend of the River Golf ClubHadleyNY23.4 mi.
Holland Meadows Golf CourseGloversvilleNY24.0 mi.
Kingsboro Golf ClubGloversvilleNY24.0 mi.
Brookhaven Golf ClubGreenfield CenterNY24.9 mi.
Cedar River Golf ClubIndian LakeNY26.6 mi.
Wakely Lodge Golf CourseIndian LakeNY26.6 mi.
Fox Run Golf ClubJohnstownNY27.6 mi.
Hales Mills Country ClubJohnstownNY27.6 mi.
Queensbury Country ClubLake GeorgeNY28.9 mi.
Top of the World Golf CourseLake GeorgeNY28.9 mi.
Galway Golf CourseGalwayNY29.7 mi.
Green Mansions Golf ClubChestertownNY29.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Gore MountainNorth CreekNY26.1 mi.
West MountainGlens FallsNY33.0 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY37.6 mi.
Willard MountainGreenwichNY45.0 mi.
Snow RidgeTurinNY58.4 mi.
BromleyManchester CenterVT63.8 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY70.3 mi.
StrattonStratton MountainVT72.2 mi.
WhitefaceWilmingtonNY72.5 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY75.3 mi.
Brodie MountainNew AshfordMA76.2 mi.
KillingtonKillingtonVT78.1 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY78.1 mi.
Okemo Mountain ResortLudlowVT79.8 mi.
Middlebury CollegeHancockVT81.1 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY81.8 mi.
SugarbushWarrenVT87.0 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY87.1 mi.
Berkshire EastCharlemontMA89.2 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT90.2 mi.
State Parks
Adirondack State ParkNY25.1 mi. 
Sir William Johnson State ParkNY27.0 mi. 
Lake George Beach State ParkNY29.6 mi. 
Moreau Lake State ParkNY31.3 mi. 
Saratoga Spa State ParkNY34.8 mi. 
Eagle Mills Cider Co.BroadalbinNY23.8 mi.(Technology)
Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain LakeNY32.7 mi.(History)
Chapman Historical MuseumGlens FallsNY33.0 mi.(Children's)
National Museum of DanceSaratoga SpringsNY33.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga SpringsNY33.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Tang Teaching Museum and Art GallerySaratoga SpringsNY33.4 mi.(Art)
National Bottle MuseumBallston SpaNY35.2 mi.(Technology)
Old Fort House MuseumFort EdwardNY36.5 mi.(History)
Canajoharie Library and Art GalleryCanajoharieNY36.7 mi.(Art)
Caverns Creek Grist Mill MuseumHowes CaveNY49.0 mi.(Technology)
Rensselaer County Historical Society at the Hart-Cluett MansionTroyNY55.1 mi.(History)
Troy's RiverSpark Visitor CenterTroyNY55.1 mi.(History)
Penfield Homestead MuseumCrown PointNY57.3 mi.(History)
Irish American Heritage MuseumAlbanyNY58.0 mi.(History)
Albany Institute of History & ArtAlbanyNY58.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
New York State MuseumAlbanyNY58.0 mi.(Science)
University Art MuseumAlbanyNY58.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Utica ZooUticaNY51.7 mi.
Burnet Park ZooSyracuseNY96.6 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY115.4 mi.

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