If you had never been to the Adirondacks before and needed a place to visit to figure out what they were about, this would be the place. It encompasses nearly every bit of the Adirondacks Park into a short hike. The stream running through the area is beautiful. Nice views of surrounding mountains and scenery. The "Natural Bridge and Cave" are special. Made out of marble I believe, and carved by the forces of nature over many years. The most unique cave might be "Noisy Cave" where the water from the stream runs at eye level near you. The tour goes along and shows many other unique rock formations all near the stream. Great views, informational, and fun! Many other hiking trails are available to hike as well.
Gift offers many unique geodes, fossils, gems, and minerals. If interested in these, this is the first place to look!