Shoot Your Next Film in Essex County, NY—the Soul of the Adirondacks!

Aerial view of downtown Lake Placid.

Aerial view of downtown Lake Placid.

The Adirondack Mountain region of northern New York State is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in the United States—indeed, the world. Essex County, located in the northeastern section of the Adirondack Park, offers filmmakers a stunning, diverse array of locations for shooting. These include the High Peaks region encompassing many of the Adirondacks’ 46 highest peaks (all above 4,000 feet in elevation); Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic mountain and one of the top ski centers in the Northeast; the Ausable, Boquet and Chubb rivers; the fertile, farm-rich Champlain Valley; miles of shoreline along Lake Champlain; Lake Placid, the Olympic Village; numerous quaint hamlets and small towns; and such classic attractions as Fort Ticonderoga, Ausable Chasm and Santa’s Workshop—just to name a few!

The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has been charged by Essex County with the mission of also serving as the Adirondack Film Commission. While the AFS continues to be in the process of developing resources and programs for the commission, our board members, staff and volunteers stand ready to assist filmmakers interested in shooting in Essex County in any way we can. For starters, please contact AFS Operations Mgr. Fred Balzac at (518) 588-7275 or via the e-mail link provided below.