Summer Outdoor Activites in the Adirondacks (non-Hiking)

There are so many fun outdoor adventures to be had during summer or early fall in the Adirondacks. Below is a list of family-friendly outdoor activities that don't just involve hiking. Go Zip Lining at Experience Outdoors, Lake Placid Go River Rafting with Adirodac Rafting Co. See the waterfalls at High Falls Gorge Be an Olympic Bobsledder for the day with the Lake Placid Bobsled Experience Take a Drive up Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway Go Fly Fishing in the Ausable Ri

Outdoor Guide: Gear Rentals

Whether you are looking to rent a kayak for the day in the summer or hoping to rent skis in the winter, we have a list of recommended gear rental locations in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. Browse by activity below: boating & paddling Captain Marney's Boat Rental Motorboats, Water Sports Equipment & Kayaks Website: Telephone: 518-523-9746 Location: Lake Placid Placid Boat Rentals Motor Boats & Paddle Boats Website:

Dining Guide: Local & Craft

You may be surprised to know that the Adirondacks is home to many local small farms located in the valleys of our beautiful mountains. We are lucky to have many restaurants nearby that feature produce, dairy, and/or meat products from around the Adirondacks. These same restaurants also happen to have delicious food with incredible seasonal menus. Add in excellent local wine, beer, or creative craft cocktails, and you've got a recipe for some of the best, budget friendly, rest

Our Adirondack Coffee Shop Guide

Whenever I travel, I love to try and find great local coffee shops with a hometown feel. I enjoy supporting the local community and trying something new. If you're like me and try to avoid chain restaurants, you might enjoy some of the locally owned spots from my list below. (Don't worry! We also have a Starbucks AND a Dunkin' Donuts in the area if that's your cup-of-joe.) **There are many places in the area that serve coffee. For this list, I'm going with places that offer

Our Guide To Keene

The town of Keene includes both Keene and Keene Valley. While our community is small, we have a lot to offer! Below are some of our favorite local brick and mortar shops and restaurants in no particular order. We hope you will visit them during your stay with us! Gifts & Gear The Birch Store The Birch Store has been one of my favorite stores in the Adirondacks for many years. It has the best selection of women's clothing and jewelry of any store in the area (including Lake Pl

Ten Recommendations For A Rainy Day in the Adirondacks

We get quite a lot of rain in the Adirondacks during the spring and summer months. For those hoping to enjoy outdoor activities during their stay, bad weather can really ruin a trip. Don't let gloomy weather spoil all of your fun! Have some back-up activities planned just in case the rain rolls in. Below are just a few of my recommendations for activities during bad weather. 1. Visit The Wild Center in Tupper Lake The Wild Center allows its visitors to explore their relations

Hiking Guide: The Saranac Six

Many hikers come to the Adirondacks to take on the 46 High Peaks, hoping to become the next Adirondack 46er. As the High Peaks become more and more popular, trail heads have become increasingly more crowded in the busy summer months. There are several other less popular hiking challenges: The Tupper Lake Triad, The Fire Tower Challenge, The Cranberry 50, The Northville-Placid Trail and (my favorite...and the focus of this post) The Saranac Six. The Saranac Six, as the name su