If outdoor adventure is more your style- The Adirondacks are for you!
DAY 1 – Canoe and Kayak either placid lake waters or class ll –V rapids! Rent a kayak and/or tour Lake George naturally with Lake George Kayak Company www.lakegeorgekayak.com (1-518-644-5295). Or take a flat water or whitewater canoe or kayak clinic with WILDWATERS Outdoor Center www.wildwaters.net . Beaver Brook outfitters will set you up with a canoe, send you on your way, and shuttle you back from down river. From all-day Whitewater Rafting Trips (April-October) to several hour float trips either by raft or tubing- many options are available with numerous different companies on either the Upper Hudson, the Schroon, or the Sacandaga Rivers. Design your own trip- get the brochure of many great paddling routes Adirondack Waterways at www.visitadirondacks.com.
DAY 2 – Bring your bicycle (road or mountain bikes) for rural quiet scenic biking over too numerous to mention. Just ask for a “Trip Tip” from Greg or Sharon- we have dozens of favorite routes from a 12-mile “Around Loon Lake” tour to a 30 mile “Around Brant Lake” Tour. Or go up to Garnet Hill and rent a mountain bike. There are endless miles of greak biking surrounding our North Creek NY lodging. Gore Mountain scenic views are priceless. How’s that for a lazy day in the mountains?
DAY 3– Check out the ropes course at Adirondack Extreme www.adirondackextreme.com. Afterwards, wind down (or wind up with an adventure tour!) at Natural Stone Bridges and Caves in Pottersville www.stonebridgeandcaves.com.
DAY 4 – Hike the Adirondacks. www.adk.com www.visitadirondacks.com , www.adk.orgWhether you take a hike out the back door to Palmer Pond with a great gourmet lunch, or drive a short distance to Crane Mountain, there are multiple hikes in the Southern Adirondacks with scenic vistas. Those mountains around Lake George are our favorites- Tongue, Black or Buck Mountains are among our favorites. Take a 45 minute scenic drive up towards Lake Placid to access Mt Marcy and the High Peaks areas. What better way than to end an active day in the mountain air than with a massage administered by one of our in-house Therapists? Massages are performed in the luxury of your own room. Call us to schedule an appointment at your preferred time prior to arrival. For a guided option hire Naturalist Judy Harper at Adirondack Safaris www.adksafaris.com.
DAY 5 – Learn to fly fish with a clinic through Orvis or Beaver Creek Outfitters www.beavercreek.net . It might be hard to believe but the pristine waters of the Upper Hudson (No, we are not kidding!) are well known for serious fishing. Book a guide to see some little known hotspots- www.adirondackmountainandstream.com.
Day 6 – Do nothing at all! There is no reason to go anywhere! Check out the plethora of public beaches in the area.