Frontier Fact: 2 Airports

August 4, 2023

Frontier Fact: 2 Airports

The Adirondack Frontier has 2 Airports.


In Franklin County we have unparalleled wilderness and beautiful open spaces, providing a unique blend of tranquility and opportunity. What distinguishes our county is its accessibility to a wide array of destinations. Within a two-hour journey, you can ascend to the summit of a majestic mountain, explore a charming downtown, or immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of a world-class metropolitan city. Our location aptly positions us as “in the middle of everywhere,” opening doors to limitless adventures, experiences, and possibilities. 


Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, the Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK) provides unexpected options for air travel. With regularly scheduled commercial flights and charter services, SLK offers convenient travel options for both business and leisure travelers. Cape Air serves as the commercial carrier, linking SLK to Logan International Airport in Boston and JFK International Airport in New York City. Additionally, Malone-Dufort Airport (KMAL) provides a welcoming fly-in stop for private aircraft operators, boasting beautiful scenery and abundant nearby activities.


Franklin County’s connectivity to the region, state, and Canada is made possible through 13 New York State highways. Notable among these are NYS Route 3, part of the Olympic Trail Scenic Byway, NYS Route 30, the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway, and US Route 11, the Military Trail Scenic Byway. These highways facilitate efficient travel across our county and connect us to vital interstates 81 and 87, opening doors to extensive transportation networks.

Border Crossings

Our proximity to Canada, with whom we share a 30-mile border, presents incredible opportunities for trade and cultural exchange. Franklin County boasts three border crossings at Fort Covington, Trout River, and Chateaugay, each connecting families, businesses, and facilitating seamless interactions between our nations. Moreover, Trout River serves as a commercial port of entry, further enhancing our region’s potential for international business growth.

Franklin County’s infrastructure not only benefits our local residents by providing ease of access to a wide range of destinations but also creates an environment conducive to attracting businesses and visitors. By continually investing in and maintaining our transportation network, we fortify Franklin County’s economic foundation and foster an atmosphere of growth and prosperity.


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