Adirondacks Sparkle as
Lakes Freeze and Snow Glistens
scenic Adirondack Mountain region of New York offers
travelers a myriad of things to see and do during the
winter months. Well known for its lake regions and famed
ski resorts, this mountainous region offers worlds of
the most popular Adirondack vacation spots are Lake
George, Lake Placid, Lake Champlain, and the Old Forge
Region. Wilderness abounds throughout the region's forestlands
including the six-million-acre Adirondack Park where
more than 50 species of mammals roam including white-tailed
deer, black bears, tourists and even bobcats.
travelers will enjoy marveling at icy waterfalls
while hiking through their choice of hundreds
of wooded trails, or taking part in their own
winter sporting adventure like snowshoeing, sledding,
tobogganing, ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling,
downhill skiing or snowboarding, or cross country
skiing along a well-groomed trail. One of the
Great Thrill of your life will be driving you
can on the ice covering Lake George. The sensation
of leaving dry land and heading out over the ice
covered lake in the same vehicle that you've been
driving on roads with, is incredible.
Adirondacks is home to many ski areas including the
ever-popular Gore Mountain in North Creek, the Hickory
Ski Center in Warrensburg, and West Mountain in Queensbury.
mountainous region offers sightseeing galore with the
Adirondack Scenic Railroad, a traveler favorite, which
provides scenic train rides between Saranac Lake and
Lake Placid. The Olympic museum, home to the 1932 and
1980 Olympics in Lake Placid draws visitors from near
and far. Travelers welcome the break from winter sporting
activities to enjoy shopping for treasures in the unique
gift shops, antique shops, and name brand outlets in
the Adirondacks. For the culturally-oriented vacationer,
the Old Forge Arts Center, Lake George Opera, and Fort
William Henry Museum are must see Adirondack attractions.
A visit ot Fort Ticonderoga, a National Historic Landmark
will provide you with a deeper understanding of American
history from the French and Indian War and Revolutionary
War periods of the 18th century.
is unlikely that anyone will run out of things to do,
but there is always the thoroughbred racing excitement
of Saratoga Race Track and the class of the Saratoga
Performing Arts Center just south of the foothills of
the Adirondacks. A great source for complete lodging
and sightseeing information about the Adirondacks is
next time, Happy Travels!
2015, Rick Golden for GoldenTravelGuides,
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