Island In The Sky
Few places on Earth match the brutal conditions that define life atop Whiteface Mountain.
The plants that still live on and around the summits of the 16 highest Adirondack peaks once covered most of this region. Now they are living reminders of the ice age that buried this land more than 10,000 years ago. The Adirondack High Peaks are the last places you will see this life in New York State. Dig In here to see just how tough this mountain is, and explore stunning stories of survival in this harsh place.
Live Whiteface Summit Cam
This current view is from the summit of Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks. The image reloads every minute, so hit refresh to get the latest view.
If you are only seeing white frost it means we have had some extreme weather. If the sun and wind don’t clear the rime ice, staff travel to the Whiteface summit once a week to the summit to clear the window.
Whiteface Live View
This is a current view of Whiteface in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The image reloads every minute, so hit refresh to get the latest view. The camera is sheltered by The Lake Placid Lodge.
You can see the mountain make its own clouds, watch winter storms, and then look at the view from the summit on our twin Whiteface Summit Cam.
This view was captured by The Wild Center as a part of a NYS Scenic Byway Program project, managed by the Adirondack North Country Association, funded by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the NYS Department of Transportation.