Town of Wilmington

Essex County, New York

Established in 1822

Wilmington is filled with small local businesses, a tight knit community and an avid tourist destination for those that like to get away from the hustle and bustle of Lake Placid just 20 minutes away.

Nestled in the valley of the West Branch of the AuSable River, Wilmington is the home of Whiteface Mountain, site of the 1980 Olympic downhill ski races.

The summit of Whiteface, with its unparalleled view, is accessible only by the Whiteface Memorial Highway, which originates in downtown Wilmington.

62% of the Town is State Forest Preserve, offering rugged wilderness beauty with access to hiking and mountain biking trails in the summer and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile trails in the winter.

The West Branch of the AuSable River is internationally famous for trout fishing. Just driving along NYS Route 86, through the Wilmington Notch, is breathtaking and has been designated part of the Olympic Scenic Byway.

Come explore, live and adventure with us!


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2021 Annual Water Quality Report

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