Adirondacks one of 10 Best Places on Earth You Don't Want to Miss
USA Today the Adirondacks as one of the 10 Best Places on Earth. We’re right up there with Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the Valley of the Kings in Egypt! It is a slice of heaven, especially in early spring before the black flies arrive. Spring also marks the sign of increased real estate activity in the waterfront market as buyers’ thoughts turn to summer and having their own best place on earth. It’s nice to share our enthusiasm of the Adirondacks. What makes it a best place?
Fishing is one reason! Bass season opens in June, and it is fun to paddle the lakes with a fly rod and popper. The Adirondack lakes are interesting - many have coves and bays, islands and interesting and varied shorelines. Plus, the views are spectacular.
Hiking is another reason! The High Peaks offer spectacular views, but many other areas in the region offer great hikes to lakes, ponds, and remote wilderness, like the Five Ponds Wilderness in Cranberry Lake.
The communities and people are also wonderful places to visit and live. Many tourists flock to the Lake George and Lake Placid regions, but the smaller communities of Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Cranberry Lake and Star Lake are also nice places to stop for a break in one’s travels, and these towns have lots of wilderness to explore too. One of the best places for breakfast is the Stone Manor diner in Cranberry Lake. They have the best “stuffed French toast“ filled with cheese and ham, and then maple syrup over the top.
There is something for everyone in the Adirondacks. If you like remote, you can get way off the beaten path, but if you like the busier communities, then head for Tupper Lake, Lake Placid & Saranac Lake.