4 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

4 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Lake George
— 1 day
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 2 nights
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Old Forge
— 1 night
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Lake George

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake George, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Warren County Bikeway.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lake George online sightseeing planner.

Hartford to Lake George is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hartford in September, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Lake George. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Lake Placid

— 2 nights
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and then take in the awesome beauty at Whiteface Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Saranac Lake, hike along Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Placid.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lake Placid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Lake Placid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lake Placid when traveling from Lake George in September, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Old Forge

— 1 night
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 15th (Wed): fly down the slopes at McCauley Mountain and then take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Old Forge day trip app.

Getting from Lake Placid to Old Forge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Old Forge, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors