17 days in Alexandria Bay, Saranac Lake & Lake Placid Itinerary

17 days in Alexandria Bay, Saranac Lake & Lake Placid Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New York State trip planner
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Alexandria Bay
— 3 nights
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Saranac Lake
— 5 nights
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Lake Placid
— 5 nights
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Drive to Plattsburgh International Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Drive to Peterborough

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Alexandria Bay — 3 nights

Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Step out of Alexandria Bay to go to Sackets Harbor and see Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Boldt Castle and Yacht House, take in the views from Thousand Islands Bridge, stop by 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese, and head off the coast to Heart Island.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria Bay trip maker.

Peterborough, Canada to Alexandria Bay is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Peterborough to Alexandria Bay due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saranac Lake.
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Saranac Lake — 5 nights

Saranac Lake is a village in the state of New York, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (in Blue Mountain Lake) and Old Forge (Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Bald Mountain, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Adirondack Carousel, get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum, browse the exhibits of Saranac Laboratory Museum, and play a few rounds at Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saranac Lake road trip website.

Drive from Alexandria Bay to Saranac Lake in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Alexandria Bay in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Saranac Lake. You will leave for Lake Placid on the 18th (Mon).
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Lake Placid — 5 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Explore Lake Placid's surroundings by going to Ausable Chasm (in Keeseville), Burlington (Burlington Bike Path, Waterfront Park, &more) and Ticonderoga (Star Trek Original Series Set Tour & Fort Ticonderoga). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain, stop by Saratoga Olive Oil Company, and steep yourself in history at John Brown Farm State Historic Site.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lake Placid visit planner.

Lake Placid is just a short distance from Saranac Lake. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive back home.
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