Camping in the Adirondacks

Jul 22nd, 2014, 04:11 PM
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Camping in the Adirondacks

My husband and I are interested in visiting the Adirondack region in early September for 5-6 days. We enjoy the mountains, hiking, road trips, and of course the lakes. Ideally, it would be great to find a place to use as a base where we can visit both mountain areas and also lake areas.

Do you know of an area in the region that would be a point where we could go and do both? We are not picky about whether it is a camping area, a lodge, a cabin, a B&B, or a resort hotel.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
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Jul 22nd, 2014, 06:53 PM
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Lake Placid may be a good base for you. There are a variety on accommodations on or near the lake, and places near by for all sorts of activities. The town is small with some sights from the winter Olympics, but not overly touristy.

lyme disease and ticks can be a problem, so be sure to use insect repellent with deet, and take the proper precautions in clothing when hiking.
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Jul 22nd, 2014, 07:45 PM
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Bolton Landing on Lake George is beautiful. North Creek with Gore Mountain has a lot to do still in Sept. Some nice places to rent there and a downtown vibe with great places to eat.
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Jul 23rd, 2014, 08:30 AM
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There are a lot of NY State campgrounds that are well maintained that are great for camping.

The facilities vary by location, from more primitive sites, to tent platforms/cook sites/picnic table at each spot, to showers, etc. Many sites have lakes/beaches/boat rentals.

In early September, after Labor day, crowds will be a lot less but it's the perfect time for a visit.
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Jul 23rd, 2014, 06:14 PM
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We camp for a few nights every year at the North Pole Campground in Wilmington, just outside of Lake Placid. The campground is bisected by Route 86, with a "resort" area along a branch of the Ausable River where you can do some canoeing. Across the street is a wooded area with more rustic sites. If you don't want to camp, there is a motel on the premises with reasonable prices (at least they were when I last checked.)

Whiteface Mountain is just down the road with Lake Placid about a lovely 15 minute drive.
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Jul 23rd, 2014, 06:59 PM
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Thank you for all your responses! The link to the campgrounds in the Adirondacks pushes me more to camping [my first choice of accommodations].
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