If you enjoy the outdoors and are looking for scenic beauty plus plenty of things to do that don't require being stuck in the city, why not consider the beautiful Adirondacks in upstate New York? Here are four regions to explore, each with plenty of places to stay, from four-star hotels to rustic lodges to campgrounds.
The Adirondack Coast
In the far northeast corner of the state, the Adirondack coast offer scenic country roads to cruise while stopping at wineries along the way. For even more outdoor adventure, cycling enthusiasts can hit the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail. This 83-mile route stops at seven different wineries. The bike path also winds through several towns, perfect for getting off the dusty trail and stopping for lodging or dinner. It also provides stunning views of Lake Champlain. When you're not touring the wineries, hit the shores of Lake Champlain for some world-renowned bass fishing or head to Cumberland Head and take the ferry to Grand Isle, Vermont, where you can see the oldest log cabin in New England.
The Adirondacks Tug Hill Region
Located in northwestern New York, the Tug Hill region is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts. Enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing, hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, always packed with lake effect snow, and snowshoeing. There's also plenty of fishing and hunting action available.
The Whiteface Region
This region is loved by mountain bike and fly-fishing enthusiasts alike. When spring comes and the snow starts melting off the mountain, the Whiteface area's many rivers and trout streams start roaring with cold mountain water, perfect for catching fresh fish. This is also the perfect time to visit the numerous waterfalls in the area, such as High Falls Gorge. If mountain biking is your thing, consider participating in the annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race, held in early June. This 11-mile course is on an 8 percent grade, providing an extra challenge for competitive riders.
The Lake Placid Region
Experience the thrill of whitewater rafter with a professional guide on the Hudson River Gorge. While these waters used to be an integral part of New York's booming lumber industry, they are now primarily enjoyed by outdoor adventurists who are looking for the thrill of maneuvering the rapids. There are routes with skill levels for everyone. When you're tired from your day battling the rapids, head for one of the Lake Placid area's many spas. Pamper yourself with a massage, relax in the sauna or hot tub, and then enjoy a meal at one of the nearby locally sourced, fine-dining restaurants.
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26 April 2017
When I started traveling a lot for work, I assumed that the best thing about any hotel was the pool. I would go out to dinner someplace close to the hotel every night, and simply watch TV or sit in the hot tub. However, after talking with a friend of mine, I discovered that hotels offer a lot more than I thought. My friend asked me to try room service and to rent movies in my hotel room. It was incredible to learn all of the tricks to staying in a hotel, and I want to share them with you. As you travel, remember the articles on this website.