Year Round Attractions
Explore the Lake Placid area – home to two winter Olympics. www.lakeplacid.com It’s a beautiful one-hours drive north. Window shop down Main Street, stop for lunch at any number of great luncheon spots, go to the top of the ski jumps and watch the ski jumpers or ariel freestyle skiers practice or compete. Check out the luge or bobsledding going. For the adventurer, take a bobsled ride yourself… Lots of places to stop and walk/hike at trail heads along the way!
Heritage and History-The history of the Adirondacks is as diverse as its geography. A battleground through three wars, the turf of loggers and miners, the vacation destination of Gilded Age magnates and home to two Olympic Games, the depth and breadth of the region’s heritage is only matched by its glorious scenery. You’ll find forts, museums, historic homes and “Great Camps,” excursion railroads and even sunken wrecks in the Adirondacks. Events ranging from Woodsmen’s Field Days to the No-Octane Regatta to a French and Indian War Encampment bring history to life.
Shopping: Fantastic small shops right here on Main St, The Hudson River Trading Co for great gifts, clothing and furniture. The Exchange is a consignment marketplace featuring all Adirondack artisans. Foothill features antiques and collectibles. And more nice shops!
Of course The Outlets just south of Lake George (Exit 20) are always a popular stopping off point or destination for non-skiers.
Massage- The Oasis Spa is right next door-. Enjoy a relaxing massage!
Yoga- check out the magnificent yoga studio www.yogaintheadirondacks.com
Foodies – be sure to stop in at Nettle Meadow Goat Farm and Cheese Company www.nettlemeadow.com and Oscar’s Smokehouse in Warrensburg. The area offers numerous excellent dining options from trendy wine bars (barVino is right next to The Alpine Lodge!) to casual eateries, to fine dining.
Exhibits, Museums and Galleries – There are many museums, galleries, and historic sites from The French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Caution: many museums are subject to seasonality- check if the option is available for the specific season you are interested in before traveling to a sometimes remote location. www.visitlakegeorge.com.
The Santanoni Preserve is the largest tract of land donated to the Adirondack Preserve in the last decade. The 12,500 acre preserve is home to the Santanoni Lodge built from 1892-93, owned at that time by Robert C. Pruyn, a prominent Albany banker and businessman. “As one of the earliest examples of the Adirondack Great Camps, Camp Santanoni was regarded at the time of its completion as the grandest of all such Adirondack Camps to date” . Great Camp Santanoni, now owned by New York State and incorporated into the State Forest Preserve, is open to the public. In the summer, visitors can walk or bike 4.7 miles into the camp or take advantage of a beautiful, flat 10-mile ski t
Lake George Village-from miniature golf, to amusement parks, go-karts, lake cruises on beautiful 32-mile long Lake George , visit Lake George Village.
Saratoga- of course the famous horse racing flat track is open through all of August, but the magnificent city of Saratoga is fun to visit year –round.