The Adirondacks are unrivaled in offering a multitude of hiking experiences, making them a destination for families as well as experienced alpinists. There is so much to do in the Adirondacks, year-round. Winter, Summer, Spring & Fall attractions and activities for every age, that will make you want to visit Saranac Lake and the Adirondacks again and again, exploring the beauty every season has to behold.
The Wild Center, located in Tupper Lake, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding this rare place, is committed to helping people explore not a small collection, but one that lives and breathes across the entire expanse of the Adirondacks. Indoor exhibits and miles of open trails.
Lake Placid was the host of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. It is known worldwide as the site of the 1980 Olympic semifinal hockey match between the Soviet Union and the United States Of America. Lake Placid is a 30 Minute Drive from Camp Eastwood. In The Summer, enjoy the many shops, dining options, craft beverage tasting and spend some time down on Mirror Lake.
In Lake Placid you’ll discover The Olympic Center. In the winter, step outside to skate on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, or step inside the Olympic Center to experience the rink on which the United States defeated the Soviet Union in The Miracle On Ice. Also Inside is the 1932 Rink. The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is filled with memorabilia, photos, and video footage from the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games
The famous Whiteface Mountain is located 45 Minutes from Camp Eastwood. Whiteface provides a world-class skiing experience to skiers and snowboarders from around the world. In the summer you can take a drive over to Wilmington and experience the Veteran’s Memorial Highway. The road will take you within .1 miles of the summit where you can park and enjoy a simple walk to the Weather Station at the Summit, where there are ample opportunities for Adirondack-backed photographs.
In the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Tupper Lake’s Public Observatory provides one of the best destinations for stargazing in the East. The combination of low-light pollution, low humidity, and high altitude provide nearly ideal conditions for night sky viewing. It is here where The Adirondack Public Observatory has been laying its roots into the dark side of a hill on Big Wolf Road.
Chapel Island is an Interdenominational Chapel which is on its own island at the south end of Upper Saranac Lake, blending well into the Adirondack landscape nestled amongst tall pines, overlooking majestic mountain peaks and surrounded by sparkling water. Boat transportation is available every Sunday morning in season. You can get there by boat from Camp Eastwood on Upper Saranac Lake. Please check the Chapel Island website for hours of service and more information on transportation by boat.
McCauley Mountain Ski Area, Old Forge: Cross-Country Ski Trails, Ski Lessons, Mountain Biking, and Snowmobiling
Mt Pisgah Recreation Center: Only 15 minutes from Camp Eastwood to this great little town ski area. Downhill Skiing, Tubing, Snowshoeing, Lesson Programs. enjoy snacks and hot beverages in the lodge.
Titus Mountain: Skiing, Tubing, and riding fun. Night Skiing.
Whiteface Mountain: Ski the greatest vertical east of the Rockies at Whiteface Mountain in New York’s Adirondacks.
Cross Country Skiing in Saranac Lake: Hundreds of miles of trails in and around Saranac Lake.
Lake Placid’s Winter Olympic Center & Olympic Jumping Complex: Skate on the Olympic Oval, visit the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, and visit the Jumping Complex.
Snowmobiling in the Adirondacks at Lake Placid: Race down trails and explore areas deep in the Adirondack mountains.
Snowmobiling in Saranac Lake: Farmhouse Snowmobiling, Corridor 7 Snowmobiling, and Corridor 7B Snowmobiling trails.
Winter Activities at Saranac Lake: Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, downhill skiing and tubing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. Great downtown area with plenty of shops, restaurants, and places to buy authentic souvenirs.
Hiking in Saranac Lake: Great for beginner and experienced hikers. Meandering paths, trails to lakeside views, and mountaintop vistas.
Guided Wilderness Experiences: Group events, education, hiking, boating, canoeing, hunting, and fishing
High Falls Gorge: The Adirondacks’ most breathtaking 30-minute walk. Spectacular ice formations.
Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks at Lake Placid: Towering ice-filled chimneys, crevices, and cliffs. Lake Placid’s ice climbing options cater to experts, beginners, and everyone in between.
Rock Climbing: Classic Adirondacks Rock Climbing
Upstate Guide Service: A licensed and insured professional full-time guide service that outfits and leads trips throughout the year.
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: Attractions often include Ice Palaces, traditional winter sports. gala and kiddie parades and fireworks displays.
Sleigh Rides in Lake Placid: Oh what fun! Sleigh rides are so romantic for couples, and great fun for the whole family or group of friends. Stay warm under thick blankets as you go dancing through the snow.
Celebrate the Holidays in the Adirondacks: Stay at Camp Eastwood during the holidays. Enjoy our hot tub, fireplace, gym, steam room & game room after hitting the slopes.
Go Hiking on the Best Trails in New York: Explore scenic trails, forested paths, wide-opened wilderness, waterfalls, and summits with amazing views in the Adirondack Mountains. We recommend a few nearby options to Camp Eastwood that are worth considering. Ampersand Mountain is about 5 miles away. It is moderately challenging. In the same parking lot as Ampersand you can do a flat ½ mile hike to Middle Saranac Lake. There is a beach there (lake beach), just a fun hike swim hike back thing. There is also a “canoe carry” trail right near Camp Eastwood which is fun to do. Also Panthar Mountain (5 minutes from house, Great for families). Hike to Middle Saranac Lake (10 minutes from house. A flat 1 mile hike in and out, to beautiful Middle Saranac Lake and a beach. Great for all.) And Stony Creek Ponds (5 minutes from House. Also great for families).
Take a Boat Tour: Historic tours, sightseeing tours, fishing tours, and charter cruises on the beautiful lakes of the Adirondacks. Guests of Camp Eastwood can rent our luxury 24′ pontoon boat in Upper Saranac Lake.
Go for a Wild Walk at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake: Walk among the treetops and see and experience nature in a different way.
Take a Train Ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad: Travel through remote forests, over bridges, past rivers ponds, and streams, and witness nature’s beauty on this scenic train ride.
Go Mountain Biking: Spectacular Mountain Biking Trails at Mount Pisgah for intermediate to advanced riders. Whiteface Mountain is the center of mountain biking, chair lift up bike down. Some trails are very challenging so plan your way down carefully! Mt. Van Hoevenberg has mountain biking, mostly flat but fun to do.
Experience the Arts & Live Music in Saranac Lake: From folk to jam bands, blues, and opera. Popular music venues include Waterhole Music Lounge and Lake Flower Landing. Visit the Community Arts Center BluSeed Studios.
Go Shopping & Get Something to Eat: Explore your dining options in Saranac Lake for gourmet sit-down dinners to quick bites and take-out options. Visit our shops in downtown Saranac Lake for gifts and unique items from local artisans and independent retailers.
Stay at Camp Eastwood on Upper Saranac Lake: Enjoy Summer at the lake house! Camp Eastwood is located in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks. Here you’ll find the famous 46 high peaks, 42 of which rise above 4,000ft. Many activities are available, such as swimming, boating, and fishing, right on the property. This beautiful, State-of-the-Art, 6,600 square foot Adirondack family vacation rental home is located on the southernmost cove of Upper Saranac Lake. Luxury for up to 18 people makes Camp Eastwood the perfect place for your next Adirondack family vacation, large group celebration or family reunion.
Book a Spring Break Vacation in the Adirondacks at Camp Eastwood: Luxury accommodations for 18 people. Hot tub, fire pit with Adirondack seating, gym, steam room, home theater system, game room, screened-in porch with seating. Close to many activities.
Adirondack Whitewater Rafting: Brave the rapids when the snow starts to melt in the Spring. Visit Upper Saranac River for whitewater rafting.
Maple Syrup Season: Late winter into early spring is the best time to check out maple events in the Adirondacks. Purchase delicious maple products, learn how it is done and try sugaring first-hand.
Fishing: Catch Trout and Bass in the Spring and early fall. Fish for Perch, Bullhead, and Catfish all year round.
Plan a Visit to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake: The ultimate outdoor experience for all ages.
Adirondack Scenic Railroad: Travel through remote forests, over bridges, past rivers ponds, and streams and witness nature’s beauty on this scenic train ride.
Mountain Biking: Spectacular Mountain Biking Trails at Mount Pisgah for intermediate to advanced riders.
Hiking in Autumn When the Leaves Change Color: Explore scenic trails, forested paths, wide-opened wilderness, waterfalls, and summits with amazing views in the Adirondack Mountains. View the best trails in Saranac Lake.
Adirondack Fall Foliage: So many photo opportunities! Check out this fall foliage and color report, updated yearly.
Apple Picking: Apple Picking Orchards in the Adirondacks. From Autumn Crisps, Empire, Golden, and Red Delicious. Granny Smith, Macoun to Red Rome, and more. Some orchards have fun farm activities for kids, bakeries, local produce, and farm animals.
Corn Mazes: Have fun while trying to find your way out of a corn maze and go pumpkin picking.
Camp Eastwood on Upper Saranac Lake: Take advantage of off-season rates in the Spring and Fall at the lake house! Many activities are available, such as swimming, boating, and fishing, right on the property. This beautiful, State-of-the-Art, 6,600 square foot Adirondack family vacation rental home is located on the southernmost cove of Upper Saranac Lake. Luxury for up to 18 people makes Camp Eastwood the perfect place for your next Adirondack family vacation, large group, or family reunion.
Great for holiday getaways. Celebrate Easter, Passover, and Mother’s Day in the Spring in the Adirondacks, and Thanksgiving in the Fall.
Arts & Live Music in Saranac Lake: From folk to jam bands, blues, and opera. Popular music venues include Waterhole Music Lounge and Lake Flower Landing. Visit the Community Arts Center BluSeed Studios
Shopping & Dining: Explore your dining options in Saranac Lake for gourmet sit-down dinners to quick bites and take-out options. Visit our shops in downtown Saranac Lake for gifts and unique items from local artisans and independent retailers.
This is our family home (we have a very large family!) on beautiful Upper Saranac Lake. We have been travelling to the Adirondacks for 2 generations and love them and this wonderful lake. We enjoy sharing it with great families when we are not using it, and make every effort we can to have our guest experience the same priceless moments we have when we are there.
We will be available at all waking hours to help you, but we also have a pre-arrival package we send you loaded with information, and we have a notebook at the house that contains information about house operations, hikes in the area, restaurants, and more.