Adirondack info needed

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Adirondack info needed

Postby Tripmaker » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:01 pm

We are heading to the Adirondacks in August and I am looking for any advice you locals might offer. Must see places, do we need camping reservations, out of the way places to visit, places to avoid. I guess just about any advice you might have. We will be starting from Hunter NY as I am meeting a HS friend at his cabin and going north from there. We would prefer not to make reservations if possible and keep a open schedule for about ten days.

I have not been to the Adirondacks since I was about ten years old and went to Indian Lake with my family. I imagine things have changed a bit in the last 50 years but I don't remember much about it other than a few fleeting thoughts.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Adirondack info needed

Postby jonw » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:34 pm

The Adirondack museum in Blue Mountain Lake is definitely worth a half day (at least) visit. While you're there you can climb Blue Mountain for a gread mid-Adk view. Other places of interest include Lake Placid olympic sites, Saranac Lake, Old Forge, Speculaltor general store (used to have great selection of Pendleton wear).

Another good climb with a great view is Mt. Ampersand, near middle Saranac Lake.
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Re: Adirondack info needed

Postby mary and bob » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:19 pm

Donnely's ice cream near Saranac. Home made but only one flavor per day. We went there from Fish Creek Pond campground. Good luck with no campground reservations.
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Re: Adirondack info needed

Postby Tripmaker » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:19 pm

Thanks Guys. Looked at the museum website and that will be a definite stop.
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Re: Adirondack info needed

Postby rowerwet » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:40 am

Coming in to lake placid don't miss the drive from keene up through the notch next to the cascade lakes with cascade mountain behind them. There is a very small camp ground in between the lakes, the entrance is hard to see and should only be attempted coming down the pass not up. If you have a canoe/kayaks there are plenty of lakes to try out.
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