The hamlet of North Creek remains the Town of Johnsburg’s central force and business district. Historically, garnet and titanium mining, mineral shipping and logging brought work, visitors and industrial entrepreneurs. The railway system also made way for early adventure travel to the wilderness by the famous, (Teddy Roosevelt), the wealthy and the wise. Resting alongside the Upper Hudson River, this historic community continues its success of year-round tourism adventures both in the mountains and on the river. The revitalized scenic/freight train operation is taking the lead and providing more Adirondack economic growth.