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Day Trips

The Lodge is centrally located to many destinations and makes a great spot to base yourself for day trips to explore what our region has to offer. 

 

The Adirondack Region of Northern New York includes the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park. The Park is bigger than the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone combined.  The region is best known for its mountains (including the highest peaks in New York) and lakes (more shoreline than Vermont and New Hampshire combined). In addition to the villages, farms, museums, restaurants, and a wide variety of artisan shops also characterize the Adirondacks.  http://visitadirondacks.com/

 

Rail Explorers is a unique way to explore the wild and scenic beauty of the Adirondacks.  Railbike journey rolls along six miles of track between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear in New York’s Adirondacks.  Rail explorers are the first to bring railbikes to the USA and we're fortunate enough to have it so close.  http://www.railexplorers.net/

 

 

Lake Placid offers plenty of choices. There are a variety of attractions to choose from in the Lake Placid/High Peaks Region, which is considered a substantial attraction in itself. Aside from the Adirondack’s visual splendor, it offers natural wonders, Olympic venues for the sports enthusiast, museums for the intellectual and old-fashioned theme parks for the young-at-heart. http://www.lakeplacid.com/

 

 

 

Titus Mountain Nestled in the northern Adirondack foothills, Titus has an of abundant natural snow & a sheltered, northeast-facing trail network for skiing, snowboarding and tubing.  http://www.titusmountain.com/

 

 

 

The Wild Center  The award-winning Center, set in the middle of the Adirondacks, houses live exhibits, trails, our own river and pond, multi-media shows and hands-on experiences.http://www.wildcenter.org/

 

 

 

Whiteface Mountain At Whiteface, you'll find some of the best alpine skiing and snowboarding in North America. It has the greatest vertical drop this side of the Rockies and is the only ski area in the East to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games.  Take the gondola up to the top of the mountain for beautiful scenic views.  http://www.whiteface.com/

 

Olympic Center and Jumping Complex  Enjoy the many activities that the Olympic Center has to offer including being able to ride a bobsled.  Activities are always changing so it's best to check their website before going.  http://www.whiteface.com/

 

 

The New Land Trust The Land Trust is a non-profit organization that exists for community use and is supported by the community.  There are over 20 trails on 287 acres, where you can XC ski, snowshoe, walk, bird-watch, or enjoy a picnic. It is a gem of recreational opportunity.  http://www.newlandtrust.org/

 

Burlington, Vermont is the largest city on Lake Champlain and in Vermont.  With a thriving waterfront, an aquarium and many choices for dining and live entertainment. Travel a few miles north or south and you will find wide open pastures gently rolling to the lakes edge with cottages and the peace and quiet of Vermont’s natural heritage.  Burlington is only a 60-minute drive from the Lodge.  There are a few different ways to get there. By ferry or take a drive around the Lake Champlain Islands.   http://www.vermont.org/Visit_Vermont/

 

Lake Champlain Ferry  There are a few options to cross Lake Champlain by ferry.  The Port Kent - Burlington,VT  ferry makes for a scenic ride in the summer.  Leave your car on the NY side and walk on the ferry that lands you to downtown Burlington.  The ferry takes an hour to cross and offers fantastic views from the lake.  http://www.ferries.com/

 

Montreal, Quebec-Canada is truly one of the great cities of the world and is only a 60-minute drive north of the Lodge. There are too many attractions to name them all, from the Olympic Park & Tower to the Biodome, the Montreal Botanical Gardens, the Planetarium, the Casino de Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, boat tours on the St. Lawrence, the LaRonde Amusement Park and more around every corner! Passport needed to cross at the border.  http://www.montreal.com/

Parc Safari A one-of-a-kind in Quebec, a genuine automobile safari! Drive your car inside the wildlife reserve and experience a privileged contact with giraffes, zebras, ostriches, buffalo and more than 800 other animals coming from five continents. Bring your bathing suit. Slides, waterfalls and swimming await you. You will have the opportunity to refresh yourself on the slides of Waterfalls Lake, to swim at Crocodile Lake, to ‘go down the tubes’ at Tiwi Beach, to enjoy the water fountains at the Dino Wading Pool.  This is about a 30-minute drive from the Lodge. Passport needed to cross at the border.  http://www.parcsafari.com/en/

Fort Ticonderoga  Experience Fort Ticonderoga and immerse yourself in a place where America made history! Fort Ticonderoga offers more than one hundred exciting and unique events and programs each year!  http://www.fortticonderoga.org