On Saturday we took a day trip into the Adirondack Mountains where the temperature was cooler and the humidity was much lower than in the campground below. We visited Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Essex, New York to see the Lake Champlain coast.
The Adirondack mountains are beautiful, not as intense in height as the Smokey Mountains but with seeminly longer slopes up and down. The village of Lake Placid was just as I had imagined and we saw lots of middle aged atheletic types biking, swimming and running everywhere. Not too many overweight people around here.
Next we drove over to Saranac Lake which we found to be beautifully serene too. There was a wooden boat exposition along the lake shore where we found restored old wood Chris Craft boats and hand made canoes. Wayne really wanted to spend some time looking at the boats, but the park area was full of dog poop so we didn't stay long or look at much else.
From there we went to Essex, New York along the shore of Lake Champlain. All of these towns and villages are quaint, quiet and as clean as a pin. I am surprised at the huge numbers of flower gardens and the beautiful wild flowers growing everywhere.
|Day trip to Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Essex New York|