My wife and I decided to go spend a month in the 1000 Islands and Adirondack Mountains area of New York in our Motorhome. We were always told these mountains were beautiful. Since we originated from Colorado there had been a lot of pressure for them to stand up to with all the hype.
This is the campground we choose to stay at in the area. It is near the town of Natural Bridge, New York. It’s located about 30 Miles south of the Canadian border. If you like seclusion then this was the place. We found the area to be very thick with mosquitoes and biting flies. They had an in-ground pool but you had to be buzzed in to get to it due to their security in making sure kids don’t play without a parent. Over the holiday weekends they offer many activities to entertain the kids. It’s truly a family oriented camp ground.
The Town of Natural Bridge really has very little to offer and you must go another 10 miles to get to any real shopping with grocery stores and the likes. However, the beauty of the area is magnificent and you are only a few miles from the Adirondack Mtn. National Forest.
There is a lot to offer guest in the Adirondack Mtn’s. There are many hiking trails, fishing streams, and waterfalls in the area. There even is a train ride that you can take through the mountains. The area is high in wildlife as we seemed to run into Wild Turkeys and Porcupines at every corner of the drive.
The highlight of the area is called 1000 Island which is on the border of Canada and the United States. While in the area, you must visit the number one tourist location which is called Boldt Castle, Pictures Below. It is a 10 minute boat ride at a cost of $7 a person and then it is another $7 to get into the Castle. You can spend all day as it is a self guided tour. This is one location that you can’t miss if you are ever in the area. You can also take a 2 ½ hour dinner cruise on the water and pass some of the large estates on the many islands around. The Dinner Cruise doesn’t stop at the Castle but you do go by it.
About 1 hours drive away is Lake Placid, New York. This is the home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. The area offers many shops and hiking trails. You can also go up to the site of the Olympic jumps and look down them. It gives you a whole new respect for what those guys do.
In closing: If you are ever in the upper New York area, the two primary locations to visit are Lake Placid and the 1000 Island area. To See more