13 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

13 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Adirondacks trip itinerary planner

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Lake George
— 4 nights
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Lake Placid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Old Forge
— 3 nights
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Lake George

— 4 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake George: Schroon Lake Town Beach (in Schroon Lake), Ticonderoga (Fort Ticonderoga & Star Trek Original Series Set Tour) and North Creek (North Creek Mosaic Project & Square Eddy Expeditions). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, grab your bike and head to Warren County Bikeway, make a splash at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor, and Head underground at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lake George trip planner.

New York City to Lake George is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get slightly colder in Lake George: highs are around 74°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Lake Placid

— 5 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Keeseville (Mace Chasm Farm, Ausable Chasm, &more) and The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Mirror Lake, hit the slopes at Whiteface Mountain, enjoy some diversion at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, and see where the action happens at Olympic Ski Jump Complex.

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You can drive from Lake George to Lake Placid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lake George in September since evenings lows in Lake Placid dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Forge

— 3 nights
Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Old Forge: Raquette Lake Navigation Co (in Raquette Lake) and Blue Mountain Lake (Blue Mountain & Castle Rock Trail). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain, sample the tasty concoctions at Fulton Chain Craft Brewery, hit the slopes at McCauley Mountain, and make a splash at Enchanted Forest Water Safari.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Old Forge trip maker app.

You can drive from Lake Placid to Old Forge in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 43°F in Old Forge. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips