16 days in Chelsea & Adirondacks Itinerary

16 days in Chelsea & Adirondacks Itinerary

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Chelsea
— 4 nights
Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Plattsburgh International Airport
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Plattsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 3 nights
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Old Forge
— 2 nights
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Lake George
— 4 nights
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Chelsea

— 4 nights
Chelsea is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Chelsea: Hidden Lake Garden (in Tipton), Michigan International Speedway (in Brooklyn) and Adrian (Flying Otter Vineyard & Winery & Lenawee County Historical Museum). There's still lots to do: get some fabulous bargains at Jiffy Mix Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Howell Nature Center, examine the collection at Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at DTE Energy Foundation Trail.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Chelsea travel site.

Detroit to Chelsea is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Chelsea are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Chelsea

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Plattsburgh

— 2 nights
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Clinton County Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at North Star Underground Railroad Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Ausable Chasm, and finally admire the sheer force of Alice Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Plattsburgh Airforce Base Museum, examine the collection at Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, then experience rural life at Mace Chasm Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Country Dreams Farm, and finally admire the majestic nature at Point Au Roches State Park.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Plattsburgh sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chelsea to Plattsburgh. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Placid

— 3 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Step out of Lake Placid to go to Tupper Lake and see The Wild Center, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, gain insight at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station, hike along Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lake Placid trip planning app.

Getting from Plattsburgh to Lake Placid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Plattsburgh in May, plan for little chillier nights in Lake Placid, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Forge

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Town of Webb Historic Association, sample the tasty concoctions at Fulton Chain Craft Brewery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Lila Primitive Area, then cool off at Enchanted Forest Water Safari, and then look for gifts at Old Forge Hardware.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Old Forge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Old Forge takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Old Forge when traveling from Lake Placid in May, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lake George side-trips: North Creek (North Creek Mosaic Project & Square Eddy Expeditions), Ticonderoga (The Falls of Carillon, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, &more) and Paradox Brewery (in Schroon Lake). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake George, identify plant and animal life at Prospect Mountain, take an in-depth tour of The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lake George road trip tool.

Drive from Old Forge to Lake George in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake George

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips