7 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

7 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Lake George
— 2 nights
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Lake Placid
— 3 nights
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Old Forge
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Lake George

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake George: Schroon Lake Town Beach (in Schroon Lake) and Ticonderoga (Fort Ticonderoga & Star Trek Original Series Set Tour). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, identify plant and animal life at Prospect Mountain, learn about winemaking at Adirondack Winery, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lake George trip site.

Erie to Lake George is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Erie in September, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Lake George. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Lake George

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lake George ©
Lake George
Prospect Mountain ©
Prospect Mountain
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Placid: The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake) and Ausable Chasm (in Keeseville). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, examine the collection at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, get a new perspective on things with Lake Placid Marina and Boat Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lake Placid online visit planner.

You can drive from Lake George to Lake Placid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lake Placid when traveling from Lake George in September, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain
Olympic Ski Jump Complex ©
Olympic Ski Jump Complex

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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 27th (Sun), fly down the slopes at McCauley Mountain, look for gifts at Old Forge Hardware, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain.

Before you visit Old Forge, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Lake Placid to Old Forge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lake Placid in September since evenings lows in Old Forge dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors
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Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain
McCauley Mountain ©
McCauley Mountain
Old Forge Hardware ©
Old Forge Hardware

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