New York Itinerary: Three Days of Fun and Adventure on New York’s Adirondack Coast

New York Itinerary: Three Days of Fun and Adventure on New York’s Adirondack Coast

The Itinerary at a Glance

From extraordinary views and outdoor adventure to a unique museum and something for the sweet tooth, your time on the Adirondack Coast will be memorable.

5 Unique Experiences on This Trip

  • Ausable Chasm
  • North Star Underground Railroad Museum
  • Whiteface Mountain
  • Adirondack Chocolates
  • Rulfs Orchard

Duration: 4 Days

Available: Summer/Fall

This Itinerary is Ideal For: All

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Arrive in Plattsburgh, NY and check into your group-friendly accommodations. Relax and unwind in your home away from home for the next three nights.

Tonight’s dinner will be at the Plattsburg Brewing Co. With historically inspired ales, a locally inspired menu and a groups room, you’ll be sure to please your palate.

Join Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company, the master of all things haunted, for one of its three 10 p.m. tours around some of Plattsburgh’s spookiest sites before returning to your hotel.

Day 2

Wake up with a hot breakfast at your hotel.

Ausable Chasm

Ausable Chasm

You will kick-start your day with the incredible views at Ausable Chasm. On the “Classic Tour” well-groomed nature trails lead you through Primeval Adirondack Forest past waterfalls, animalistic rock formations and caves. The second half of the tour you’ll see the Chasm from a different angle, on a scenic raft ride down the Ausable River through a maze of towering rocks sculpted from thousands of years of river currents. OPTION: Fulfill your adventurous spirit on the “Adventure Trail” or with a “Rappelling Tour.” See a side of the Chasm not accessible from any other trail.

Enjoy your pre-reserved lunch at the Chasm.

Walk across the road to the North Star Underground Railroad Museum and learn about the hidden history of the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad. This gem of a museum is more than impressive and offers step-on guides and tours of the historic stops on the Underground Railroad.

Return to your hotel for some relaxation before dinner.

Make your way to Valcour Brewing Company, an 1800s U.S. Army barracks turned restaurant, inn and brewery.

Valcour Brewing Company

Valcour Brewing Company

Enjoy a delicious menu featuring local ingredients in a unique groups room. The front porch is the perfect photo op.

Tonight’s evening entertainment is at The Strand Center Theatre in the heart of downtown Plattsburgh. Originally built in 1924, the theatre is a landmark of cultural and historical importance and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Day 3

Good morning! Enjoy breakfast compliments of your hotel.

This morning we’ll drive 45 minutes to Wilmington, NY and explore the activities on Whiteface Mountain. First stop is the Cloudsplitter Gondola ride and an in-flight birds-eye view of Lake Placid and the Adirondack Mountains.

Then take a drive up Whiteface Memorial Highway and have lunch with a view at the Castle Restaurant.

Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain

OPTION: While you’re in the area, add a stop at the Lake Placid Bobsled Experience or the Olympic Jumping Complex for a real-life Olympic adventure.

Visit Adirondack Chocolates and get a savory treat for the ride back to Plattsburgh.

Enjoy some relaxation at your hotel before departing for dinner.

Dinner tonight is at Plattsburgh’s premier steak and seafood restaurant, Butcher Block Steak & Seafood. For more than 40 years this family-owned restaurant has been providing Plattsburgh quality steaks and seafood and unsurpassed service.

Return to your hotel after a fun, active day.

Day 4

Enjoy a hot breakfast before departure.

Rulfs Orchard

Rulfs Orchard

On your way home, stop into Rulfs Orchard in nearby Peru, NY. Explore its bakery stocked with fresh apple pies and cider doughnuts, or wander through one of the many greenhouses. From u-pick apples and pumpkins in the fall to a variety of u-pick berries in the summer, Rulfs Orchard is a can’t miss stop.

After a morning of exploring all the orchard has to offer, enjoy a hand- crafted lunch at its cafe before departing the Adirondacks Coast with great memories.


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