Spring is in the fresh mountain air! Take a break from your spring cleaning and escape to the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains region to unwind and celebrate winter’s departure.
Thanks to our numerous Adirondacks Facebook page fans, we have compiled a list of their suggestions for the Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Adirondacks this Month! Read on to find out why the Adirondacks in upstate New York is the vacation destination for so many people and why local “Adirondackers” would never consider leaving this precipitous piece of geographical heaven!
Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Adirondacks this Month:
1. Perfect Temperatures – Warm Days and Cool Nights!
Warm days are revitalizing after a long winter hibernation. Enthusiasm for the warmer daytime temperatures can be seen with all of the Adirondack events taking place from Lake George NY to Lake Placid NY. Lake activities resume, with springtime canoeing and kayaking in the Adirondacks propelling into full force. Cool, crisp nights offer perfect camping and bonfire-with-friends weather!
2. Hiking – Minus the Black Flies!
Avid hikers and outdoor lovers are anxious for the spring season of hiking in the Adirondacks, and anyone familiar with the region knows that it won’t be long until our warm-weather attackers reappear…the infamous black flies! Spring hiking in the Adirondacks is a beautiful thing – the “new again” aroma of green; the perfect tepid temperatures; few bugs; and the low trail traffic. However, higher elevation trails can be wet and muddy, so stick to the lower trails, which usually dry sooner after the snowmelt.
3. The Wildlife!
Just another reason the constitutionally-protected 2,300,000 acres of the Adirondack Park is so famous, is the wildlife. There is nothing more eerily beautiful than the call of the loon in the wee hours of the morning across one of the many sparkling Adirondack lakes. Spring in the Adirondacks awakens the hungry and curious Black Bear! Stepping outside in the morning and finding the backside of a black bear sticking out of your trash can is scary yet exhilarating…and a great photo op! Some classic examples of Adirondack wildlife you might come across as nature awakens in Adirondack springtime are the iconic black bear, moose, squirrels, raccoons, fox, white tail deer, bobcats and lynx.
4. To Escape the City!
Our Adirondack Facebook fans from the beautiful “North Country” that have moved away, whether to Albany NY or Tampa FL, will tell you they miss and long for the peace and quiet of the Adirondacks. There is nothing more tranquil than doing absolutely nothing while breathing in clean air at your Adirondack cabin rental or Adirondack Inn. Sometimes a weekend of trading in the noisy elevators and traffic for the quiet of mountains and trees is all you need to feel rejuvenate.
5. Spring Events All Over the Adirondack Region!
Warmer temperatures mean more time spent out and about, and the quaint small and large towns in the Adirondacks always have something going on. Whether your thing is fishing, music, arts and crafts, or water activities, there is something going on you will enjoy this spring in the Adirondacks! Test drive a kayak at the Adirondack Paddlefest; sign up for a marathon or bike race in Lake Placid NY; or attend a Bluegrass festival. Classes all over the region teach everything from blacksmithing to fly-tying! Love yard sales? Well, Thurman NY is having a town-wide sale! Check out these Adirondack events!
While there is something to be said about ice fishing with a shanty, beer, and friends, warmer weather fishing means you can enjoy one of your favorite pastimes without the cumbersome winter jacket, gloves and tuque. The Adirondack Mountains are home to many species of fish and hundreds of streams, lakes, and ponds. Whether you prefer fly fishing or bait fishing, fishing in the Adirondacks is a gratifying experience. Be sure to abide by New York State fishing regulations!
The lush forests, awe-inspiring mountain views, and immaculate lakes make Adirondack camping an opportunity everyone should experience. Whether you prefer RV camping or a tent with the rugged earth as your bed, the Adirondack Region of upstate NY offers every type of camping! Roast s’mores at your campfire under the stars or search the region for campgrounds offering a full range of activities. Camping in the Adirondacks is an activity the whole family will enjoy!
8. The Adirondack Air!
Dense forests and sparsely populated towns in the Adirondacks help create clean air that you have to smell to believe. Anyone from the Adirondacks will tell you the region has a unique, clean smell – and spring in the Adirondacks brings about the scent of melting snow and budding trees. So say farewell to city smog and revive your lungs in the healthy air of the Adirondack Mountains!
9. The Views!
No matter what you do on your Adirondack vacation, you will do it with a breathtaking backdrop of Adirondack beauty! Lush forests, pristine lakes and rivers, and the towering magnificence of the Adirondacks surround you at every turn. Hiking and biking through the Adirondacks offers spectacular scenery that is sure to make you never want to leave.
10. Small Town Charm
Every small town in the Adirondacks (and they are all fairly small towns!), has its own character, friendly people, and things to do. Every town is just a short drive to remote Adirondack lakes and rivers, offering big opportunities for boating or white water rafting with a laid-back tranquility. Browse quaint local antique and artisan shops and purchase your food and supplies and local country stores. Somehow these charming little Adirondack towns have a way of putting our hectic lives back in perspective! Make a reservation at one of several picturesque Adirondack bed and breakfast inns or campgrounds today for an Adirondack vacation the whole family will enjoy.
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