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Old 03-18-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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We will be traveling in N.Y.S this summer and have gotten some great ideas of where to camp and sightsee around the Finger Lakes and now would like to hear from anyone who has some favorite places in the Adirondacks.
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I can't make any specific recommendations, but my favorite site for finding attractions (in my case, waterfalls) is Adirondack Experience. Here is a link to my last trip to photograph them.
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I made a post a while back. I've been all over the Adirondacks. It was an answer specific to the OP's question. It still works. Not many main roads in the Adirondacks.

The link to the posts:
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I forgot something. In the next couple months I'm stopping in Herkimer. Not in the Adirondacks but just beneath them on Rt 28..We're going mining for Herkimer diamonds. Can't say anything about it since we haven't done it yet.
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When making our semi-annual visit to the Adirondacks we usually stay at Old Forge Resort just north of town. Eighth Lake State Campsite or Golden Beach State Campsite on Raquette Lake are both good. Make sure to take the Durant dinner boat cruise that leaves from Raquette Lake Village.

WOODYDEL......If you aren't real successful finding Herkimer diamonds by cracking rocks in the quarry, look for roads in the campground that have had crushed stone put on them. Last trip up we found some very nice diamond specimens in the little cul-d-sac at the south end of the campground. (They crush the stone in the quarry and spread it on the campground roads)

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The Adirondack Park is a fantastic place to visit. as a former Adirondacker, my choice would be Blue Mountain Lake where Rte 28 and 30 intersect. There is also Lake Placid, Saranac Lake where they held the 1980 Olympics. But you said the Finger Lakes, they are SW of Syracuse NY and not part of the Adirondacks. You can do a search on RV Park Reviews for any area. I prefer State parks as they are more peaceful and rustic than commercial parks to camp at. Irover
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Lots to do in the Adirondacks! My DW was born and grew up in Ticonderoga NY. If your in the area stay at Rogers Rock NYS Campground make sure to go to Fort Ticonderoga great food at The Carillion Rest. on Rt.9N good ice cream at the WindChill. Depending on your route 9N is beautiful scenery from Lake george all the way up to Lake Champlain! If your going near Lake Placid come stay at the Lake Placid KOA we will be workamping there look us up. The campground is 5 minutes from Whiteface Mtn. chairlifts run all summer or hike, or fish the Ausable River! Try the Hungry Trout Rest. right around corner from KOA! So much to list if you have certain desires let us know will give you more ideas? Have fun and safe travels hope to see you in Lake Placid!!
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Stayed at the state park (Wilmington Notch SP.) at the base of Whiteface Mtn. a few years back (2003). All sites are level, but there is not electric service. The city of Lake Placid was about 10-15 minutes away and can be very crowded on the weekends. The lake / boat tour on Lake Placid was very good. Here are a few pix's
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If you want to minimize driving miles ($5/gallon anynone?), from the Finger Lakes a good route from Utica is 12 to 28. As you can see on a map, 28 is the backbone of much of the area. You could start at Old Forge and work your way East over to Lake George. Gore Mt. ski area in North Creek will probably have the gondola ride running - nice view. Be aware that May/June can be pretty nasty black fly season. I always carry net hats with me.
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I JUST FOUND THIS PLACE THE OTHER DAY. SURE LOOKS NICE. I AM GOING IN JULY...

The Villages RV Park at Turning Stone Resort Casino
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Born & raised in upstate NY, have spent many summers in the Adirondacks, playing working and going to college, Paul Smith's. There is so much to do that it's hard to decide where to start, however one in particular would be the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. Also Lake Placid where I worked at the 1980 Olympics, Saranac Lake, Raquette lake, Old Forge, Inlet, Moose Lake, Long Lake, they are all wonderful places to visit and stay. Don't need RV parks as there are so many state campgrounds to stay at most of which are right on the many lakes you will find throughout Adirondack State Park.

That's only a minor scratch on the surface of what to do.

We are Workamping at a private estate on Rainbow Lake for this coming summer. We'll be there on May 1st through October, very excited to spend the summertime in the Adirondacks once again.

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Richard, i think you can save me some time looking parks up. Do the state parks have full hook ups w/50 amp. And if so what ones. It is always good to get info. From someone that knows the area. Thanks
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Don't overlook Little Wolf RV Park in Tupper Lake, NY. We had reason to stay there 2 years ago and we were happy that we did. Small pull thru's but our 40 foot MH had a spot. Just call ahead with dimensions. It is a City park and not expensive, right on the lake shore.
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Richard, i think you can save me some time looking parks up. Do the state parks have full hook ups w/50 amp. And if so what ones. It is always good to get info. From someone that knows the area. Thanks
Here are some links that will give you the information you are looking for or at least a telephone number to call for more information. Regarding hookups, some will have limited services and other will not have anything. Also, there will be site RV length restrictions with some campgrounds so you just have to search out where you want to go and stay.

Campgrounds | Visit Adirondacks - Official Travel Information for the Adirondack Region of New York

Trip Planner | Visit Adirondacks - Official Travel Information for the Adirondack Region of New York

Guide To State Park Campgrounds: Adirondack.net

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Here are some links that will give you the information you are looking for or at least a telephone number to call for more information. Regarding hookups, some will have limited services and other will not have anything. Also, there will be site RV length restrictions with some campgrounds so you just have to search out where you want to go and stay.

Campgrounds | Visit Adirondacks - Official Travel Information for the Adirondack Region of New York

Trip Planner | Visit Adirondacks - Official Travel Information for the Adirondack Region of New York

Guide To State Park Campgrounds: Adirondack.net

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Thanks to all. We will put all of your input to good use. Richard, I must ask you about the state parks. When they say 40 back in, can you trust that? My experience with most state parks is that you can't get a 40 footer in the space that they have. usually cause of trees. I've had to hack my way in some with a saw and then they tell you that you shouldn't have done that to their trees. go figure.
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