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A Weekend Away:

Travelers seeking rural charm will love this region’s small towns, local artisans, farm-to-table dining and cultural events. Hikers and outdoorsy, sporty types will gravitate to the area’s rugged terrain, hiking trails and camping options!

Adirondack Foothills Family Fun: Day One



Located in the woods on the banks of the Oswegatchie River at the edge of the Five Ponds Wilderness Area—discover this wonderful getaway for families! Whether you stay at the log cabin lodge or private cabin, hospitality and adventure await. Paddle, hike, bike, fish or just relax. Guide Service is available for insights into back-country skills, colorful stories and local lore.

Location: 12 Reed Rd, Wanakena, NY


Nearby, you can purchase snacks for a picnic at this unique grocery store, which also serves as an informal Visitor’s Center and collaborative public art project. Grab something to eat, a bag of ice and experience Otto's Abode!

Location: 6 Hamele St, Wanakena, NY

Adirondack Foothills Family Fun: Day Two



Ready for a short but amazing family hike with awesome views? Even though this trail can be steep at times, it’s great for hikers with kids and pets! Park in the dirt roadside lot on Mount Arab Road. The trailhead is immediately across the road from the parking area.

Location: Mt Arab Rd, Tupper Lake, NY


One of the largest remote areas remaining in New York, the
Cranberry Lake area is full of marked trails and ponds. Hiking, swimming, camping and picnicking are ideal activities at Cranberry Lake State Park. Each of the park's campsites has a fireplace and picnic table, with water spigots located nearby.

Location: 230 Lone Pine Rd, Cranberry Lake, NY

Adirondack Foothills Family Fun: Day Three

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Grab a breakfast sandwich, hot or cold sub and the best coffee in town at this helpful convenience store. From motor fuel for your vehicle to tasty food for your family, Kunoco has you covered!

Location: 3662 CR 24, Russell, NY


Walk or hike this popular trail to one of the most impressive waterfalls in the North County! This trail provides relatively easy access to the falls which drop 100 feet into a whirling pool. The trailhead is on NY-27. Park in the large roadside lot on the west side of NY-27. The trail extends for 0.5 miles along a wide, flat path to the top of the falls. Though unpaved, the first part of the trail accommodates wheelchairs.


Nearby, you’ll find this little gem which offers sleeping cabins with outdoor bathroom facilities and open-air outdoor showers. Guests should book in advance and bring their own drinking water and food but can share a community refrigerator. Each cabin has a charcoal grill. Enjoy the antique mini-golf course, shuffleboard and horseshoes. A wonderful, rustic way to unplug and unwind!

Location: 456 Lazy River Rd, Hermon, NY


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