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



many folks enjoy renting a kayak or canoe  try: closest (10 min.-Wilmington) to further away (45 min.-Saranac Lake): (Lake Placid)
  OR  OR (Saranac Lake)



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


Rafting: (15 min.) 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!) (Lake Clear-45-60min) State Rte. 186 Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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


Biking: (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 (1.5 hrs) An amazing family adventure indoors & out

Wild Center: about 2 hours SW is the 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.  

Treetop Bridges/Walks:


find local guides with maps in all the Star Ridge accommodations and check out these sites:  OR 

Rock Climbing: OR 


Climbing Wall (inside):! (West of Willsboro,30 min) or (Lake Placid, 30 min)

Ausable Chasm:

Scenic Flights: 




Lake Placid:  Plattsburgh:              



Lake Placid Palace Theatre ( or:


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.  


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

Bikes are available near the ferry dock for guests to enjoy a scenic ride along Lake Chanplain

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:

SnowMobiling: Farmhouse snowmobiling (about 45 min.-1 hour West) or

Snowshoeing: Available for rent locally  






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

Adirondack Cafe in Keene

Baxter Mountain Tavern between Keene & Elizabethtown on 9N

Deershead Inn in Elizabethtown   

The Hungry Trout/McDougall's Pub in Wilmington


The Wilderness Inn in Wilmington 

Our Favourites in Lake Placid:


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