Where to #shopsmall uptown, downtown and all around New York’s Adirondack Coast

The weekend following Thanksgiving is one of the busiest when it comes to shopping in the U.S.

If you’re looking to save some money as you tackle the holiday shopping season, this is the time to start. And what better place to begin checking items off your list than on the scenic Adirondack Coast, where you’ll find centrally-located shopping centers and quaint city shopping districts overlooking snow-swept Lake Champlain – if nature cooperates!

While shopping is a year-round pastime, there are plenty of deals to be found throughout our many uptowns and downtowns during this time of year specifically, thanks to the area’s Small Business Saturday® initiative.

Well, we all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what is Small Business Saturday®, you ask?

It’s an initiative started by American Express back in 2014 to rally cities and towns across the country in an effort to showcase the special mom and pop shops offering unique merchandise.

For you, it all starts with a Small Business Saturday® Passport, which you can download here or grab on November 25th at any of the participating businesses listed online.

Here are just a few of the great local businesses offering deals on Small Business Saturday:

Specialty Products & Services:

  • Kinetic Running, Plattsburgh
  • ​The Kayak Shack, Plattsburgh
  • Rescued Treasures Thrift Store, Plattsburgh
  • ​Loremans’ Embroidery, Engraving & Screenprinting, Plattsburgh
  • ​Payson & Stoughton Jewelers, Plattsburgh
  • Plattsburgh Knife Co., Plattsburgh
  • Archer Bodyworks, Plattsburgh
  • Country Expressions Flowers & Gifts, Plattsburgh
  • Greer Cicarelli Photograph, Plattsburgh
  • Under One Roof Video Store, Plattsburgh
  • Choice Coffee Valley Vending
  • ​Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel

Museums:

  • Adirondack Experience (ADKX), Blue Mountain Lake
  • ​Clinton County Historical Association, Plattsburgh

Food and Dining:

  • Chazy Orchards, Chazy
  • Irises Café and Wine Bar, Plattsburgh
  • Jeezum Crow / D&D Meats, West Chazy
  • Parker Family Maple Farm, West Chazy
  • Bechard’s Sugar House

Adult Beverages:

  • Champlain Wine Company, Plattsburgh
  • Elfs Farm Winery & Vineyard, Plattsburgh
  • Vesco Ridge Vineyards, West Chazy
  • Amazing Grace Vineyard & Winery, Chazy
  • Mountain Spirit Distilling, Plattsburgh
  • Olde Tyme Wine, West Chazy

Home Improvement and Decor:

  • Champlain Valley Electric, Plattsburgh
  • ​Ward Lumber, Jay
  • Taylor Rental, Plattsburgh
  • ​C&E Fencing, Plattsburgh
  • Windows and Doors by Brownell, Plattsburgh

Other Great Deals:

  • Studley Printing & Publishing, Plattsburgh
  • Glens Falls National Bank, Plattsburgh
  • Avis Car Rental& Budget Car Rental, Plattsburgh
  • La Quinta Inn and Suites, Plattsburgh
  • Trinity Yoga, Plattsburgh

These deals run far and wide, from Rouses Point to Plattsburgh. Luckily, there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops along the way for you to duck into throughout the day as you plan your routes, cross things off your list, and perhaps even search out inventory online ahead of time!

Deals are being updated all the time, so keep checking back at northcountrychamber.com/sbs as Small Business Saturday® 2017 approaches!