When was the last time you went on a drive for the sake of the drive itself? Was it never ago? Yeah. Same.
Who has the time to just drive somewhere for the views? To just drive and come back without a load of groceries, a required stop at your annoying aunt’s house, to pick up the dry cleaning, or even a cup of coffee? As a New York City dweller in a past life, it’s quite literally unheard of to just go for a drive. Aside from negative time availability, the closest most people get to a car of their own is a car2go. Or their company’s Uber account.
Anyway. With that said, you’re probably reading this for one of a few different reasons: you are planning a visit to the Adirondacks in the near future and need some direction; you just found out you have vaca to burn and know our stunning scenery is worth the trip; or maybe you simply live in, or near, the Adirondacks and want to explore it in new ways. As such, now is the time to take the scenic drive, and here’s why:
The Adirondacks are stunning. Beautiful in every season, but especially in the fall, it's the perfect time for a scenic drive with no destination in mind. You won’t have to deal with the strip mall scene, getting stuck in traffic, or hitting many stop lights (and if you’re in the Heart of the Adirondacks, you won’t hit any stoplights at all!). It’ll be hard to find any of the common driving stressors here.
What you’ll experience instead are dramatic mountain landscapes, more lakes and ponds than you’d think would be in one place, and the freshest air you’ve breathed in a while.