Summer in the Adirondacks is magical. The snow is (mostly) melted. The warm breeze brings in memories of summer’s past. It’s a reminder of the good things in life. Like sipping fresh lemonade on a hot day, or jumping into a cold Schroon River when you’ve been baking in the sun for a while.
There’s something almost romantic about the Adirondacks. In all its 5000 square miles of wonder, there’s something to do for everyone. Every time you travel to these mountains you’re reminded why you come back year after year. There’s something special that compels folks to come back. It’s slowness. It transports us to a simpler life. It’s the connection to nature and all its wonders. Its beauty in real-time.
The Adirondack Mountains are vast. There’s a lot to do, and really you could spend a whole summer in upstate New York and still not have done or seen everything there is to see. This is why you come back.
But if you’ve got a trip coming up to the Adirondacks, we recommend these five places to make the most of your summer trip!
A beautiful quaint and quiet town in the Adirondacks is Lake George. Named after its location along Lake George, the town is a beautiful reminder of the region’s history.
Lake George remains one of the top attractions in the Adirondacks because it has a lot of stuff to do! You can enjoy wineries, restaurants, shopping, nature, boating, history, only to name a few. If you’ve got the time, take a day trip out to Lake George and wander around with your family or friends.
Enjoy a day on the beach and an evening with good food and company. Whatever you decide to do, Lake George should be on your list!
The Wild Center
If you’ve got young kiddos that need entertaining then check out The Wild Center. It offers kids both educational AND fun experiences. It’s also sure to tucker ‘em out. So parents can kick back and relax after an active day trip to The Wild Center.
There’s a lot of stuff to do here. You can take your little ones on a Wild Walk through nature up in the trees. Or you can take them to The Pines Play, which is a natural playground! But this isn’t it, there’s a lot more for your kids to enjoy!
This little town is known as one of the best small towns in the United States. It’s got all the picturesque vignettes you need to transport you back in time. It’s a perfect spot for a quiet summer getaway. Not only is it darling to look at, but it’s also got great adventures as well, like hiking, swimming, and camping.
If you’re not into the rugged life, you can enjoy nature from a cozy restaurant and peruse the local shops in their downtown district. If you’re visiting in the summer there are ample hiking opportunities, as well as jet skiing, sailing, and more.
Visit Fort Ticonderoga if you’ve got some history buffs in the family. If you’re really into history and culture, then make sure to plan a day trip out to this fort, also known as Fort Carillon. It’s a huge fort built by the French in the 18th century and is currently a historic landmark in the Adirondacks.
Originally built for the Revolutionary War, this fort is filled with history and activities. You can watch weapon demonstrations, learn about the Fort’s past, picnic in its gardens, or get lost in a corn maze. There’s a lot to do for everyone, even if history isn’t your thing!
Stay at Camp Tin Box
Alright, we’re probably biased here. But this is at the top of our list! Camp Tin Box is home to cabins, yurts, RV sites, and campgrounds! Along with our accommodations we have lots of amenities and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
And if you’re coming with friends, we’ve got stuff for you too. Check out Billy Sunday’s General Store, or float the Schroon River in one of our tubes. Whatever floats your boat, we’re here to help you make the most of your summer in the Adirondacks!
Book your summer stay with us today! See a full list of sites we offer here. We’re also happy to answer any questions you have!