Country Travel Discoveries 2017 Discovery Tours Catalog (Final Edition) : Page 52

Adirondack Museum Overlooking Blue Mountain Lake ears of Y e 125 at br e Cel Park! k ac Adirond NYS DED E D Adi A Ad i ron r n d ro da dac a c k L Li i f fe e NEW Take an Expert-Led Birding Tour Adirondack Life Explore the High Peaks, Lakes and Wooded Wonderland of New York’s North Country As one of the largest nature preserves in the country, the Adirondacks’ treasures are found in its mountains, lakes, streams and thousands of miles of trails that connect wilderness to civilization. Explore portions of this land designated as “Forever Wild,” tour the 1932 and 1980 Olympic sites, see the rink made famous by the US Hockey team, discover a family business that makes one of a kind furniture, take a stroll with birding expert Joan Collins, learn about fly fishing, and meet the staff experts at Adirondack Life magazine. See why Lonely Planet named this great park—now turning 125—one of the Top 10 Places to visit in 2017! DAY 1—GATEWAY TO THE ADIRONDACKS Kick things off at this evening’s warm welcome reception in Albany, capital of the Empire State and gateway to the Adirondacks. DAY 2—MINNE-HA-HA CRUISE/CROWN POINT LIGHTHOUSE Begin your adventure aboard the authentic steamboat Minne-ha-ha , cruis-ing pristine Lake George. Heading north, the Crown Point Lighthouse serves as a monument to the exploration of Lake Champlain. After lunch, talented artisan Wayne Ignatuk welcomes you to his studio for crafting one-of-a-kind furniture and cabinetry pieces traditional to the Adirondacks. Unpack for the next three nights in lovely Lake Placid. B, L DAY 3— ADIRONDACK LIFE/ASGAARD FARM/SCENIC HIGHWAY/ FLY-FISHING On this morning’s exclusive visit to Adirondack Life Magazine HQ, meet the editors and learn from Niki Kourofsky, author of Adirondack Outlaws, Bad Boys and Lawless Ladies . See the region’s only covered bridge, on the National Historic Registry, en route to Asgaard Farm & Dairy—the historic estate of famed artist, writer, adventurer and activist, Rockwell Kent. Tour the dairy with owners, David, Rhonda & Joanna, and enjoy tasty samples of their hand-made caramels and goat cheeses! This afternoon, enjoy stunning mountain vistas atop Whiteface, site of the 1980 Winter Olympic downhill races. The day ends at the Hungry Trout fly shop with a fly-fishing demonstration along the Ausable River and a tasty feast of trout with all the fixins. B, L, D DAY 4— OLYMPIC LEGENDS/LAKE PLACID Relive the 1980 Olympics touring Lake Placid’s Olympic venues this morning. See the rink where 20 American hockey players defeated the Soviet Union in a W h it Wh t ef e f ac e Bloo mingdale B og Bo g Lake Wi W ild Cen nte t r Placid Raquette Lake North River Rive Go ore M tn. Lake George Crow w n Point t NEW YORK Alba a ny 52 TRAVEL EXPERIENCES: Personalized, Different, Real |

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