The Adirondacks Sparkle as Lakes Freeze and Snow Glistens
The 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 excitement.
Among 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, and even bobcats.
Winter 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. The 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.
This 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.
It 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 www.AdirondacksBest.com.
Until next time, Happy Travels!
© 2007, Jessica McDonnell for GoldenTravelGuides, a national network of 150+ Internet-based guides to the “Best of” cities in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. They arrange group, leisure, and business travel at 40,000 hotels worldwide. 877.465.3368 / http://www.GoldenTravelGuides.com.
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