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Activities For Family & Friends

While you are out climbing or skiing with us, here are some suggestions that might interest others accompanying you. The Adirondack region caters to people on active vacations so there's always something to do. The Lake Placid Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau, (800) 447-5224, and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (800) 462-6236, can provide more information or contact us and we’ll help you make plans.

Enjoying a summit view

Blooming fields

Outdoor Activities - Summer
Hiking: marked and maintained trails cover more than 200 miles of easy to difficult terrain. Short trips of less than 30 minutes lead to cascading waterfalls, mountain ponds and summits with spectacular views. Or, go all the way and hike to the top of Mt. Marcy (5,344 ft.), New York state’s highest point.
Mountain Biking: logging roads and single-track riding
Photography: bring your camera and tripod and go crazy
Swimming: invigorating mountain ponds and streams or beaches on Mirror Lake and Lake Champlain
Canoeing: on numerous lakes, ponds and streams (rentals available)
Fishing: world-class trout streams and lake fishing
Golf & Tennis: at several nearby locations
(all of the above are within a 30 minute drive from Keene)

Outdoor Activities - Winter
Cross-Country Skiing: track skiing at Cascade Ski Touring Center and Mount Van Hoevenberg
Alpine Skiing: Whiteface Mountain, 1980 Winter Olympics site
Ice Skating: Olympic Oval, Lake Placid (and elsewhere)
Dogsledding and Tobogganing: Mirror Lake, Lake Placid
Bobsled and Luge Rides: Mount Van Hoevenberg
(all of the above are within a 30 minute drive from Keene)

Babbling brooks

Dew covered flowers

General Interest
Adirondack Museum - Blue Mountain Lake, NY   (2 hours)
Shelburne Museum - Shelburne, VT   (2 hours)
Ausable Chasm - Keeseville, NY   (40 minutes)
Whiteface Mtn. Highway - Wilmington, NY   (20 minutes)
Lake Placid Boat Tour - Lake Placid   (30 minutes)
High Falls Gorge - Wilmington, NY   (20 minutes)
Fort Ticonderoga - Ticonderoga, NY   (1 hour)
John Brown’s Farm - Lake Placid   (20 minutes)
Sagamore Great Camp Tour - Raquette Lake, NY   (2 hours)
Adirondack Flying Service - Lake Placid   (20 minutes)
Cultural Activities - outdoor concerts in summer, Winter Carnival, repertory and community theatre
Restaurants - local diners and taverns, country inns and first class hotels located throughout the region
Shopping - local artisans market their wares throughout the area

Especially For Children
Great Escape - Lake George, NY   (90 minutes)
Parc Safari - Montréal, Québec  Canada   (2 hours)

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Keene, New York 12942 USA

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