5 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

5 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Old Forge
— Few hours
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Lake Placid
— 2 nights
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Lake George
— 2 nights
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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain.

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Newark to Old Forge is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in August, with highs in Old Forge at 79°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Lake Placid

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, trek along Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, then look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil Company, and finally explore the activities along Lake Placid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Ausable Chasm, kick back and relax at Wilmington Town Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Old Forge to Lake Placid takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Old Forge in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lake Placid, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 18th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then head outdoors with Painted Pony Rodeo, then learn about winemaking at Adirondack Winery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Prospect Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): look for gifts at Lake George Olive Oil Co., then stroll through Warren County Bikeway, then play a few rounds at Lumberjack Pass Miniature Golf, and finally play a few rounds at Gooney Golf.

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Getting from Lake Placid to Lake George by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lake Placid in August since evenings lows in Lake George dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lake George

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Trails

Side Trip