6 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

6 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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6 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Lake George
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lake Placid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Malone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Old Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Newark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Prospect Mountain, then learn about winemaking at Adirondack Winery, and then get your game on at Oscar's Smoke House.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lake George trip tool .

Newark to Lake George is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Lake George hover around 36°F and lows are around 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Oscar's Smoke House
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Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
Oscar's Smoke House ©
Oscar's Smoke House
Adirondack Winery ©
Adirondack Winery

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Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Van Hoevenberg and St. Eustace Episcopal Church. Escape the urban bustle at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and The Wild Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Placid: Star Trek Original Series Set Tour (in Ticonderoga) and Crown Point State Historic Site (in Crown Point). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Whiteface Mountain, take some stellar pictures from Olympic Ski Jump Complex, and stop by Saratoga Olive Oil.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Placid tour website .

You can drive from Lake George to Lake Placid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lake George in December; daily highs in Lake Placid reach 31°F and lows reach 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Malone.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilmington, Crown Point State Historic Site, The Wild Center, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour
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Mount Van Hoevenberg ©
Mount Van Hoevenberg
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge ©
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
Crown Point State Historic Site ©
Crown Point State Historic Site

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Malone

Malone ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wilder Homestead and then fly down the slopes at Titus Mountain.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Malone trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lake Placid to Malone takes 1.5 hours. December in Malone sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Old Forge.

Things to do in Malone

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Wilder Homestead ©
Wilder Homestead
Titus Mountain ©
Titus Mountain

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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. On the 29th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Mountain, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McCauley Mountain, and then steep yourself in history at Town of Webb Historic Association.

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Traveling by car from Malone to Old Forge takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature
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McCauley Mountain ©
McCauley Mountain
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain