22 days in Vermont, Adirondacks & Thousand Islands - Seaway Itinerary

22 days in Vermont, Adirondacks & Thousand Islands - Seaway Itinerary

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Stowe
— 5 nights
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Manchester
— 5 nights
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Lake George
— 4 nights
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Old Forge
— 1 night
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Clayton
— 2 nights
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Lake Placid
— 4 nights

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Stowe

Stowe ©

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Step off the beaten path and head to Smugglers Notch State Park and Above Reality Inc. Hot Air Balloon Rides. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stowe: Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop (in Montpelier), Barre (Hope Cemetery & Rock of Ages Granite Quarry) and Northfield Covered Bridges (in Northfield). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Moss Glen Falls, look for gifts at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft, contemplate the waterfront views at Ottaquechee River, and trek along Stowe Recreation Path.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Stowe travel planner.

Plattsburgh to Stowe is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Smugglers Notch State Park ©
Smugglers Notch State Park
Moss Glen Falls ©
Moss Glen Falls
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path

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Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Old First Church and Cornish-Windsor Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Creamery Covered Bridge (in Brattleboro), Papermill Village Bridge (in North Bennington) and Bennington (Bennington Battle Monument, Bennington Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, snap pictures at Bridge at the Green, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tom, and experience rural life at North Meadow Farm.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester online journey planner.

You can drive from Stowe to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lake George.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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The Old First Church ©
The Old First Church
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Cornish-Windsor Bridge ©
Cornish-Windsor Bridge

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Lake George

Lake George ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shelving Rock Falls and Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake George: Paradox Brewery (in Schroon Lake) and Ticonderoga (Fort Ticonderoga & Star Trek Original Series Set Tour). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake George, stop by Lake George Olive Oil Co., do a tasting at Adirondack Winery, and find something for the whole family at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lake George tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Manchester to Lake George by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Lake George sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lake George ©
Lake George
Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
Shelving Rock Falls ©
Shelving Rock Falls

1
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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. On the 31st (Sat), fly down the slopes at McCauley Mountain, then sample the tasty concoctions at Fulton Chain Craft Brewery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Mountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Old Forge day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Old Forge takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Clayton.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Highlights from your plan
McCauley Mountain ©
McCauley Mountain
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain
Fulton Chain Craft Brewery ©
Fulton Chain Craft Brewery

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Clayton

Clayton ©
On the 1st (Sun), head off the coast to Heart Island, then get engrossed in the history at Boldt Castle and Yacht House, and then do a tasting at Thousand Islands Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Nav's popcorn shop, then explore the activities along Salmon River, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Burrville Cider Mill, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Works Inc..

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Clayton visit planner.

Drive from Old Forge to Clayton in 2 hours. In October in Clayton, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Clayton

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Heart Island ©
Heart Island
Burrville Cider Mill ©
Burrville Cider Mill
Boldt Castle and Yacht House ©
Boldt Castle and Yacht House

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Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Jo and Lake Placid. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at John Brown Farm State Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, get in on the family fun at Adirondack Carousel, and look for all kinds of wild species at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge.

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Drive from Clayton to Lake Placid in 3 hours. In November, Lake Placid is slightly colder than Clayton - with highs of 42°F and lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Jo ©
Mount Jo
John Brown Farm State Historic Site ©
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid

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