17 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

17 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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17 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h
1
Lake George
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plattsburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lake Placid
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Saranac Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Old Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Lake George

Lake George ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Square Eddy Expeditions and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get in touch with nature at Shelving Rock Falls and Prospect Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake George: Schroon Lake (Schroon Lake Town Beach & Paradox Brewery). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Around the World Miniature Golf, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, view the masterpieces at The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home, and sample the fine beverages at Lake George Distilling Company.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake George trip planning app .

New York City to Lake George is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Lake George dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Plattsburgh.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Schroon Lake, Square Eddy Expeditions, The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home
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Shelving Rock Falls ©
Shelving Rock Falls
Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Around the World Miniature Golf ©
Around the World Miniature Golf

3
nights
Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh ©
Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Au Roches State Park and Ausable Brewing Company. Escape the urban bustle at Ausable Chasm and Alice Falls. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Bluff Point Golf Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plattsburgh City Beach, and see the interesting displays at Clinton County Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Plattsburgh travel route planner .

Drive from Lake George to Plattsburgh in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Plattsburgh are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Plattsburgh

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Keeseville
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Point Au Roches State Park ©
Point Au Roches State Park
Bluff Point Golf Resort ©
Bluff Point Golf Resort
Ausable Chasm ©
Ausable Chasm

6
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Get in touch with nature at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Whiteface Mountain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Placid and Mount Marcy. Take a break from Lake Placid with a short trip to Lake Minerva in Minerva, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Adirondack Mountains, and admire the sheer force of High Falls Gorge.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lake Placid journey planning tool .

You can drive from Plattsburgh to Lake Placid in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Plattsburgh in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lake Placid, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saranac Lake.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wilmington, Adirondack Mountains, Mount Marcy, Lake Minerva, Avalanche Lake
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Adirondack Wildlife Refuge ©
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
Mount Marcy ©
Mount Marcy
Adirondack Mountains ©
Adirondack Mountains

1
night
Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake ©
Saranac Lake is a village in the state of New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Saranac Lake, then take in the exciting artwork at Adirondack Artists Guild, and then find something for the whole family at Adirondack Carousel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saranac Lake holiday tool .

Saranac Lake is just a short distance from Lake Placid. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Old Forge.

Things to do in Saranac Lake

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Saranac Lake ©
Saranac Lake
Adirondack Carousel ©
Adirondack Carousel
Adirondack Artists Guild ©
Adirondack Artists Guild

3
nights
Old Forge

Old Forge ©
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. Visiting Bald Mountain and Salmon River Falls will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Mountain and Moffitt Beach. When in Old Forge, make a side trip to see Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake in Blue Mountain Lake, approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: cool off at Enchanted Forest Water Safari.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Old Forge trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Saranac Lake to Old Forge in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saranac Lake in July since evenings lows in Old Forge dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Blue Mountain Lake, Moffitt Beach, Salmon River Falls
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Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain
Salmon River Falls ©
Salmon River Falls