The perfect counterbalance to arguably the greatest city -is the largest pristine wilderness preserved area in the lower 48-in the same state...and that would be the 6 million acre" sized, easily accessed Adirondacks area...home to majestic mountains/lakes and recreational facilities that are Olympic worthy and tailored to thrill seeking kids of all ages/sizes... and challenging for dedicated backpackers-as well as more leisurely pursuits for those looking to relax and calmly experience the outdoors.
Where to stay? Roughing it - camping out spots are numerous- or indulge in the luxurious plush accommodations at the acclaimed mega star log cabin cozy The Point- Saranac Point. In between---loads of options from hotel chains to quaint B+Bs.
Tip: Book ahead for the popular Whiteface Inn -in Lake Placid-minutes from the Whiteface Mountain slopes (that can challenge top skiers with the "the Slides"off piste terrain- as well as providing FUN for those looking to learn and perform tricks (6 terrain parks
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