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Situated in the southeastern area of the Adirondacks, Lake George is a quaint town that packs a big punch in the way of things to do. There are plenty of hiking opportunities, including Prospect Mountain and Shelving Rock Falls, and the lake itself woos visitors to its waters – whether you want to explore by boat, kayak, paddleboard or just go swimming. Additionally, Lake George is home to souvenir shops, parks, beaches, historical attractions, a winery and restaurants.

For more inspiration on what to do, when to visit and travel tips, check out our full Lake George travel guide.

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Located just 9 miles northwest of the bustling tourist town of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake is the perfect escape from the high prices that accompany Lake Placid's Olympics attractions. Filled with shops, hotels and local diners, Saranac Lake is considered one of the most idyllic villages in upstate New York.

Recent travelers characterized the area as a lesser-known gem of the Adirondacks. Whether you visit when the leaves are changing, in February for winter carnival or once the snow has melted, Saranac Lake offers plenty of stunning scenery without hoards of tourists. Canoeing, hiking and kayaking are especially popular here.

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