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             **some are seasonal so double check operating hours**



many folks enjoy renting a kayak or canoe  try:

closest (10 min.-Wilmington) to Lake Placid (30 min) or further away (45 min.-Saranac Lake):  OR  OR (Saranac Lake)



half a dozen local (30 min.) sites depending on time of year, conditions, etc


Rafting: (15 min.away.) an amazing experience on the Hudson River gorge about 2 hours away  



Fishing Guide: 

Local Fly Fishing:



Horseback: Contact Marla or Alan just 3 miles South of the Cottage for trail rides and an indoor arena (all seasons!)   Wilsboro (30 min.) State Rte. 186 Saranac Lake, NY 12983

518-891-3727--Saranac Lake 45 min)



(Don't forget the possibilities of a wild ride down Whiteface Mountain after a calm tram ride up or easier trails looping in the forest below!


Wilmington Town Beach-Swim-Playground (10 min. away)


Wildlife Refuge/Rehab center in nearby Wilmington:  


The Wild Center in Tupper Lake

Wild Center, about 2 hours SW is a very cool new museum of the Adirondacks with native animals such as otters and many types of fish, great for a rainy family day--An amazing family adventure indoors & out  


find local hikes directly from the property within each accommodation's guidebook.  Also check out these:  or

Rock Climbing: 


Climbing Wall (inside):  (West of Willsboro,30 min) 

ZIP-LINING: (20 min.away)

Ausable Chasm

Scenic Flights:




Plattsburgh: (35 min)



Lake Placid Palace Theatre:


WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN:  4867' elevation,  20 min. from Adirondack Star Ridge.  There are the popular sites such as the awesome views from the top of Whiteface which you can access by a drive up MEMORIAL HIGHWAY - or take a tram from the ski area.  (seasonal May-Oct.1)

A day trip to BURLINGTON, VT. on the ferry ( )is about 1.5 hrs from Adirondack Star Ridge.

Bikes are available near the Burlington side, ferry dock for guests to enjoy a scenic ride along Lake Champlain

Vt. Teddy Bear factory

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory 

A day trip to MONTREAL, Quebec Canada (1.5-2 hours from Adirondack Star Ridge) Passport required


Sledding, Tubing & toboganing 

(We may have some sleds & tubes you can borrow!)

Cross Country Ski:

Ice Skating

Dog Sledding

Horse drawn sleds:(35 min)



Snowshoeing: Available for rent locally and trail suggestions:


  note: Check the garage (below Cottage) for some snowshoes you are welcome to borrow during your stay.




Adirondack Mountain Coffee Cafe in Upper Jay (10 min.)

46er-Keene (15 min):

Baxter Mountain Tavern between Keene & Elizabethtown on 9N

Deershead Inn in Elizabethtown (30 min)   

The Hungry Trout/McDougall's Pub in Wilmington (15 min)


Up a Creek Restaurant-Wilmington (15 min):

Our Favorites in Lake Placid: (30-35 min)

Big Slide Brewery


Rustica (

The Cottage (  

Lisa G's which is super pet friendly (

Lake Placid guide  


That's a start!  Let us know if you have suggestions for additions, deletions, etc. Comments welcome in order to assist future guests.


Mike & Mini

A Four Season Destination

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