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Essential Adirondacks

Lush forests, lakes galore, and plenty of culture

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Created by bbalman21 - July 17th 2016

Our family loves traveling in our trailer and seeing the country. This summer we had the chance to visit the Adirondacks of New York. It was an awe-inspiring place with plenty of sights to see, beauty to take in, and memories to make.

Photo of Little Sand Point Campground

G Lake Rd, Piseco, NY, US

Little Sand Point Campground

If you want to truly experience the Adirondacks, you need to camp near a lake. Little Sand Point Campground is a state campground with all sites within 10 steps of the water. You can rent a canoe for the day, fish, and take a hike through the forest.

45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY, US

The Wild Center

After the scenic drive to Tupper Lake, check out The Wild Center which will give you an appreciation of the origins of the region and its animal life. Make sure to do the Wild Walk which is an elevated platform walk through the forest with lots of fun features, especially for kids.

1174 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY, US

Meadowbrook Campground

Camp at Meadowbrook Campground (another state campground) for secluded spots that are still close to town amenities. Saranac Lake is a cool little town 5 minutes away with shopping, food, and plenty of hikes nearby.

Photo of Olympic Center

2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY, US

Olympic Center

"Do you believe in Miracles?" See the scene of the 1980 USA men's olympic hockey team's "Miracle on Ice", besides the rest of the olympic sites still preserved and open for tours. Take a bobsled ride or ice skate on the former speed skating oval. Eat at one of the great restaurants and do some shopping along main street.

Photo of King Phillips Family Campsite

14 Bloody Pond Rd PO Box 592, Lake George, NY, US

King Phillips Family Campsite

Stay at a campground with all the amenities, including a store, laundry, playground, showers, pool, and game room. It's conveniently located amidst many of the things to see in this area.

57 Beach Rd, Lake George, NY, US

Lake George Steamboat Company

After playing some mini-golf and seeing the historic Fort William Henry along the water front, take a cruise up Lake George on one of the lovely steamboats.

This trip could be completed in a few days or a few weeks, which is why we loved the area. You can get a good sense of the laid-back nature of this region right away, and yet you know there are countless things to explore. So plan a trip at your own pace, and discover the essentials of the Adirondacks!