The Adirondack mountains are a range that reach northeast of upstate New York and a delightful place to visit. They’re not all about adding a dramatic skyline, either. They can make for the perfect place for a weekend break or even a longer visit. Whether it’s nature, history or culture you enjoy, you can find it. We’re going to give you just a few spots well worth visiting if you’re ever taking the trip.
People who love swimming are always looking for exciting new places to dip their feet into. One of the best swimming locations you can hope to find the in the US has to be in Lake George. If you love exploring history and the fascinating impacts It makes on the landscape, look no further than the bottom of the lake. Several protected shipwreck sites, from the French and Indian wars, can be found and visited with rented scuba gear.
If you like history, but you’re not so keen on diving under the dark waters to see it, there’s an option for you, too. Among the things to do in the Adirondacks is a military fort that has stood at the center of two wars. Fort Ticonderoga is only one example of some of the awesome military history available for you buffs out there.
The Labor Day rush
You might happen to be visiting the Adirondacks during Labor Day. If so, then you can celebrate the festivities with some hardcore water sporting. In particular, a fantastically fun canoe race that takes you 90 miles through some of the great waters available at the base of the Adirondacks. A great challenge for the physically minded amongst us.
Taking a scenic drive
Do you want an experience of the natural environment without having to worry about competition (or not tipping over)? Then perhaps a slow, scenic drive is more up your alley. That’s exactly what the scenic byways of the mountains have to offer. You can enjoy some wine tasting, some sightseeing and plenty of new environments on the roads twisting through the mountains. Perfect for those who really want to go exploring in the wilderness on a road trip.
If you don’t want to take your car with you, then you can always get on your feet and all the closer to the wilderness. The Wild Center and its Wild Walk are critically applauded trails above the treetops of the Adirondack forest. There are plenty of fascinating fish, turtles and other animals to see in the indoor portion of the center, too. Excellent for those of us with a family to take.
Your island retreat
No matter who you are, I don’t think there’s anyone who could do without a camping retreat from time to time. All the more exciting if you can find somewhere really unique to hold it. What’s more unique than an island in the wilderness, right in the middle of a huge lake? The Saranac Lake Islands can offer just that.