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“I Fell in Love With the Adirondack Mountains”: Ryan Cox reflects on recent purchase of Camp Tin Box

Camp Tin Box RV Resort & Campground
Ryan Cox, managing member and part owner of Camp Tin Box smiles, while standing on a large tractor wheel inside a barn.

It was love at first sight.

Admittedly, I hadn’t spent time in the area and didn’t have too much familiarity with it. But I was struck by the sprawling, rolling mountains covered in pines, stretching further than the eye could see. It was welcoming and rich in history. I fell in love with the Adirondack Mountains. 

I’ve driven north from Plattsburgh, east from Burlington, South from NYC and each view is as beautiful as the next. From every direction, I fall in love with the beauty of the landscape and the overpowering abundance of trees. Views from the road offer many treats for the eyes, the upstate architecture, the green, and white houses, the old broken barns filled with stories, and the beautiful red rust barns tucked into a hillside full of trees.  

It’s hard not to pull over every 1000 feet to dodge oncoming traffic for the perfect Adirondack mountain picture. At every exit along the way, there is a diner or town grocery that fills your belly with warmth or a timeless fire station or courthouse to leave nostalgic for a time that once was.  It’s impossible not to reflect and honor the rich history of the area. Our country’s founders vacationed here while many an outdoorsman waded the rivers in search of that fish that got away.

And so with this newfound love for the region, I’m humbled and honored to be the owner of Camp Tin Box. A gorgeous pine-filled property nestled up to the Schroon River.  The property is 45 minutes south of Lake Placid, an area also packed with the history of a simpler time, and 30 minutes north of the stately homes surrounding Lake George.

The previous owners created a fantastic business, and we’re looking forward to building on its strong foundation. As a former Jellystone Park, Camp Tin Box was and will continue to offer fun times and activities for young children while expanding activities to include families of all ages. In addition to the cabins, campgrounds, and RV sites, we’ve added a fully furnished yurt, modern comforts like bedding and linens, we’ve transitioned the previous owner’s residence into a short term rental for large families and groups, added tubing and kayaking on the Schroon, and more activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. With the addition of the previous owner’s residence, we are now able to offer year-round accommodations for cold-weather activities like fishing and snowmobiling for those outdoor types who aren’t afraid of the cold Fall and Winter. 

I fell in love with the Adirondacks and I’m thankful for the opportunity to share in its beauty with our guests, staff, and community. This park allows me the honor to return over and over, to a place that is filled with such beauty and life. I’m steeped in gratitude for the opportunity. 

The mountains, trees, and natural beauty of the Adirondacks drew me to start Camp Tin Box. But connecting families and friends in nature is what drives me to see the park grow and bloom. Seeing smiling faces of kids around at the gem mine or a mom and dad relaxing on the river, are reminders of what life is all about. Thank you for choosing and trusting Camp Tin Box. 

We want to hear from you, what made you fall in love with the Adirondacks? What would make this park an excuse for you to come back, over and over again? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Contact us here.

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