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Adirondack Road Trip

Explore the petite mountains and high-end camps of New York's largest state park with this easy three-day trip.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days

Overview :  Day One: Albany to Chestertown (79 miles). Starting in the state capital, head north 78 miles on I–87, then take exit 25 and follow... more »

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Points of Interest

Embark on a Gilded Age expedition here for exhibitions of the region’s history: logging, boating, and handmade furniture. Pick up lunch at the museum’s café.

Address:
Rtes. 28 and 30
Blue Mountain Lake, New York
United States

Phone:
(518) 352-7311

Have walking guide Ernie La Prairie take you out in his wooden rowboat for an island picnic. Last stop: the outfitter’s store, which stocks heavenly scented balsam pillows.

Address:
144 Main St.
Blue Mountain Lake, New York
United States

Phone:
(518) 352-7306

3. Café Sarah

Perfect for a freshly made panino.

Address:
260 Main St.
North Creek, New York
United States

Phone:
(518) 251-5959

Stay at this updated waterfront wilderness-style retreat.

Address:
46 Fiddlehead Bay Rd.
Chestertown, New York
United States

Phone:
(518) 494-7238

The restaurant is known for its farm-to-table menu and 18,000-plus-bottle wine cellar.

Address:
963 Friends Lake Rd.
Chestertown, New York
United States

Phone:
(518) 494-4751

6. Great Camp Sagamore

The Vanderbilts’ fairy-tale lodge.

Address:
Rte. 28
Raquette Lake, New York
United States

Phone:
(315) 354-5311

7. Great Camp Santanoni

Spend the the afternoon exploring this 1892 estate on Newcomb Lake that’s accessible by foot, bike, or horse-drawn wagon. You’ll see one of the High Peaks in the distance.

Address:
Hwy. 28 N.
Newcomb, New York
United States

Phone:
(518) 834-9328

8. Hedges

Stay the night at the informal fishing camp-style lodge.

Address:
1 Hedges Rd.
Blue Mountain Lake, New York
United States

Phone:
(518) 352-7325