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From Skating to Sleigh Rides - Romance Your Sweetheart in the Adirondacks

There's nothing quite like a little winter romance in the mountains. If you need help thinking of ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart, then check out these romantic activities in the Adirondacks.

two people ice skating together

Ice Skating

Take your sweetheart to the Adirondacks for some ice skating! Even if you're a little clumsy on two blades, it will be fun to laugh and skate with each other hand in hand. There is no shortage of indoor or outdoor ice skating rinks in the ADK, so find one close by and have fun.

Winter Carnivals

Winter carnivals take place all season long in the Adirondacks, but which ones should you check out around Valentine's Day? Here are some great options in early February!

  • Lake George Winter Carnival - The popular Lake George Winter Carnival takes place every weekend in February. Plan a romantic trip during one of the weekends and look forward to games, food activities, fireworks, and more!
  • Saranac Lake Winter Carnival - This year, the theme of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is Prehistoric Park. The carnival will take place February 1-10, 2019, so you should check it out with your significant other the weekend before Valentine's Day. Don't miss the majestic Ice Palace!

Sleigh Rides

What's more romantic than a horse-drawn sleigh ride? It's the perfect activity to cuddle with your sweetheart, and there are a few options available in the Adirondacks. Check out these local sleigh ride businesses, and start planning your private sleigh ride for two!

Ice Bars

One of the highlights of the winter season in the Adirondacks and Lake George area is the ice bar! These spectacular attractions are crafted from thousands of pounds of ice, and they only show up during the colder months. Check out the dates of these upcoming ice bars in the region, and plan a romantic visit to one of them.

Cozy Bars

Do ice bars sound too cold for you? Instead, after a day of enjoying winter activities in the Adirondacks with your significant other, warm up inside one of the region's cozy bars. Here are 10 of the coziest that feature blazing fireplaces, a comfortable atmosphere, and great drinks to try.


Take your sweetheart on a romantic winter tour through the Adirondack Park. Many of the area's most unique attractions transform in winter! From High Falls Gorge to Ausable Chasm and Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park, there are a lot of cool places to explore.

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