6 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

6 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Old Forge
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Lake Placid
— 2 nights
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Lake George
— 3 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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain and then make a splash at Enchanted Forest Water Safari.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Old Forge online travel route builder.

Rochester to Old Forge is an approximately 3-hour car ride. August in Old Forge sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Old Forge

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

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 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Whiteface Mountain, explore the stunning scenery at Ausable Chasm, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ausable Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, explore the activities along Mirror Lake, then examine the collection at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, and finally gain insight at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lake Placid online tour planner.

You can drive from Old Forge to Lake Placid in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Old Forge in August, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Lake Placid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake George

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake George: Fort Ticonderoga (in Ticonderoga) and Square Eddy Expeditions (in North Creek). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Prospect Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Lake George Historical Association and Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lake George trip website.

Drive from Lake Placid to Lake George in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lake George when traveling from Lake Placid in August, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Lake George

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips