We have the sun, you bring the fun!
Can You Hear the Adirondacks Calling?
Anywhere you go in the Adirondacks during summer is going to be great. Lakes, mountains, fields, and streams – it’s all great. But why settle for great when you could have spectacular? Schroon Lake is a small, unassuming mountain town located between Lake George and Lake Placid that provides the perfect summertime oasis. Schroon Lake’s options for water recreation are as rewarding as they are relaxing. Cruise on a motorboat, ride the tide of the wind in a sailboat, or paddle your own way on a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard. I recently enjoyed my first Schroon Lake experience – so much so that I didn’t want to leave!
A North Country delicacy
Summers in the North Country are something truly special. Swimming in a nearby lake, enjoying a small town main street parade, and enjoying summer treats like ice cream or Michigans comes to mind when I reflect on summers already gone by. What are Michigans, you ask? If you lived in or visited the North Country, you already have the inside scoop!
Dinner by the water
The Adirondacks is known for its spectacular nature and outdoor recreation. Lake Placid is also a hub of unique restaurants with a variety of food options from BBQ with Adirondack flair to seasonal veggie dishes. Since spring and summer in the Adirondacks are a great time to be outdoors, why not combine the outdoors with dining? Enjoy your meal surrounded by mountain vistas and pristine lakes. Watch the sunset and dine under the stars. There are many restaurants in Lake Placid that offer outdoor and lakeside seating. You can also get your food to go to create your own outdoor dining experience along the waterfront in Mid’s Park. Below are some suggestions, and most of these are located right downtown along Main Street.
Top 5 swim spots
It’s been a wonderfully warm, sunny summer in the Adirondacks, and there’s no better place to be than in the water. Saranac Lake doesn’t quite have the deep, mountain-stream pools synonymous with swimming holes, but there are some fantastic spots with rocky shores or sandy beaches to hit up when the mercury climbs. Check out our five favorites below, then head into town and ask one of our local outfitters to point you toward more.
Queen of the flies
When a town has a river running through it, you can assume the fishing is going to be good. Brad Pitt said so. Malone is perfectly situated in a network of rivers, lakes, and streams. Rocky shorelines, fast streams, and deep pools have helped put Malone on the map for anglers. The surrounding network of water is also stocked with trout each year, making the conditions just right for holdovers.
Have pro, will golf
The grass is shamrock green, the mountains proudly stand sentry in the distance, the birds are chirping, and the air is a crisp, yet warm 75 degrees. It's a fine day for a walk around the greens and fairways at the Tupper Lake Golf Club. Of all the ways to play outside in the Adirondacks, golfing is one of my favorites. And for those of you who don't play, I urge you to give it a try. It's a chance to be in a beautiful setting and get some exercise while challenging yourself and improving your concentration.
Time to camp
Camping is without a doubt one of my favorite things to do on a summer weekend. And if you go to the right place, camping can involve a lot more than sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows, even though that’s one of my favorite parts. I recently went camping at the North Pole Campground and Inn in Wilmington.
Cruisin' the beaches
There are different ways you can experience the Adirondacks on bike: bike tours, mountain biking, singletrack trails, bike races, triathlons, and even a quadrathlon. I’m not a racer but I have biked almost every possible way in the Adirondacks. This spring I decided to try a new perspective on Adirondack biking: beach cruiser biking! That’s right, I cruised around on a simple, one-speed, nothing fancy, “basket on the front” cruiser bike. Mine even had a bell!