If outdoor adventure is more your style, The Adirondacks are for you!
DAY 1 – Canoe and Kayak either placid lake waters or class II –V rapids! Rent a kayak and/or tour Lake George naturally with Lake George Kayak Company, or take a flat water or whitewater canoe or kayak clinic with Wild Waters Outdoor Center. Beaver Brook Outfitters will set you up with a canoe, send you on your way, and shuttle you back from down river. From all-day Whitewater Rafting Trips (April-October) to several hour float trips either by raft or tubing, many options are available with numerous different companies on either the Upper Hudson, the Schroon, or the Sacandaga Rivers. Design your own trip- get the brochure of many great paddling routes Adirondack Waterways at www.visitadirondacks.com.
DAY 2 – Bring your bicycle (road or mountain bikes) for rural quiet scenic biking over numerous roads and trails. We have dozens of favorite routes from a 12-mile “Around Loon Lake” tour to a 30 mile “Around Brant Lake” Tour. Or go up to Garnet Hill and rent a mountain bike. There are endless miles of great biking riding that surround the Alpine Lodge. Gore Mountain’s scenic views are priceless and offer awesome mountain biking trails for you to explore!
DAY 3– Check out the ropes course at Adirondack Extreme! Afterwards, wind down (or wind up) with an adventure tour at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves in Pottersville, NY.
DAY 4 – Hike the Adirondacks. Whether you take a hike on one of the many trails walking distance to the lodge, or drive a short distance to Crane Mountain, there are multiple hikes in the Southern Adirondacks with scenic views to brag about. Tongue, Black or Buck Mountains are among our favorites. Take a 45 minute scenic drive up towards Lake Placid to access Mt. Marcy and the High Peaks areas. What better way than to end an active day in the mountain air than with a delicious glass of wine in the lounge at barVino!
DAY 5 – Learn to fly fish with a clinic through Orvis or Beaver Creek Outfitters. It might be hard to believe how pristine the waters of the Upper Hudson are and how well known the area is for serious fishing. Book a guide to see some little known hotspots.
Day 6 – Do nothing at all! There is no reason to go anywhere! Check out the plethora of public beaches in the area including Minerva Beach, which has a great snack stand and various fishing options! Schroon Lake is a short drive from the lodge and Lake George offers multiple different beach options around the lake!