7 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

7 days in Adirondacks Itinerary

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Lake George
— 2 nights
Blue Mountain Lake
— 1 night
Lake Placid
— 3 nights
Drive to Burlington, Fly to Philadelphia


Lake George — 2 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lake George: Ticonderoga (Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, Fort Ticonderoga, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake George, cool off at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor, look for gifts at Wax 'n' Wix, and take in the awesome beauty at Prospect Mountain.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake George tour planning site.

Philadelphia to Lake George is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in September; daily highs in Lake George reach 74°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blue Mountain Lake.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Blue Mountain Lake — 1 night

Blue Mountain Lake is a rural hamlet in the Town of Indian Lake of Hamilton County, New York at the intersection of New York Routes 28 and 30. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountain, get engrossed in the history at Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Buttermilk Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Blue Mountain Lake road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Blue Mountain Lake takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Blue Mountain Lake when traveling from Lake George in September, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lake Placid.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

Lake Placid — 3 nights

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Placid side-trips: Ausable Chasm (in Keeseville) and The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Mirror Lake, see the interesting displays at Lake Placid Olympic Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain, and look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil Company.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lake Placid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blue Mountain Lake to Lake Placid takes 1.5 hours. In September in Lake Placid, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Side Trips