5 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

5 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Drive
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Old Forge
— Few hours
Drive
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Lake Placid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake George
— 2 nights
Drive

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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain and then get in on the family fun at Enchanted Forest Water Safari.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Old Forge online trip planner.

Rochester to Old Forge is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Old Forge can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

2
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. On the 11th (Tue), relax and float downstream with ADK Aquatics, take in breathtaking views at Ausable Chasm, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil Company, then examine the collection at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, then see where the action happens at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Lake Placid trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Old Forge to Lake Placid by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Old Forge in August, Lake Placid is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Thu), stop by Lake George Olive Oil Co., get engrossed in the history at The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, get interesting insight from Tours, then do a tasting at Adirondack Winery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Square Eddy Expeditions, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, and then find something for the whole family at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake George trip planner.

Drive from Lake Placid to Lake George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lake Placid in August, Lake George is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lake George

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips