5 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

5 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Old Forge
— Few hours
Lake Placid
— 1 night
Lake George
— 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Old Forge Hardware.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Old Forge tour itinerary planning site.

Buffalo to Old Forge is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Old Forge

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Old Forge Hardware ©
Old Forge Hardware

Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain, then look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil Company, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lake Placid trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Old Forge to Lake Placid in 2.5 hours. In April, Lake Placid is a bit cooler than Old Forge - with highs of 49°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Outdoors · Spas

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Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge ©
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
Saratoga Olive Oil Company ©
Saratoga Olive Oil Company

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.
For shopping fun, head to The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home or Gunnison Lakeshore Orchards. Get outdoors at Prospect Mountain and Lumberjack Pass Miniature Golf. Explore Lake George's surroundings by going to Schroon Lake (Paradox Brewery & Schroon Lake Town Beach). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Adirondack Winery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Lake George, and enjoy the sand and surf at Million Dollar Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lake George trip planner.

Drive from Lake Placid to Lake George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lake Placid in April; daily highs in Lake George reach 56°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Schroon Lake, The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic Home, Spas, Gunnison Lakeshore Orchards
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Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
Lake George ©
Lake George
Adirondack Winery ©
Adirondack Winery