The Jay Chalet is located in the Adirondacks near
Whiteface Mountain and Lake Placid. There are many things to do in
the area to keep you busy during your stay. Great restaurants and
places to get a drink are also nearby. Use the list below to help
plan your vacation. The list is just a place to start, it's hard to
list everything. Distances from the Jay
Chalet are approximate. Again, feel free to
e-mail me if you have any
trouble finding information on something that interests you.
Attractions/Other Things To Do:
Endless trails. Get a good trail map
from almost any local shop. Noonmark and Hurricane Mountains are great
scenic day hikes. Rocky Falls is about a 2 mile hike from the
Adirondack Loj. Nice easy day hike - swim at the falls before
ideas and info.
- Road Biking - Biking is great here.
Get yourself a good road map of the Adirondacks and go. Most of the
main roads here have wide shoulders with good riding surfaces.
Beautiful mountain and river scenery. Check out
Lake Champlain Bikeways.
See bike rental shops links under mountain biking.
- Mountain Biking
-You can mnt. bike on trails in the Wild Forest areas. Do not mnt.
bike in Wilderness and Primitive areas.
Whiteface Ski Area and Mt. Van Hoevenberg have mnt. biking trails.
Bikes can be rented at
High Peaks Cyclery and
Placid Planet Bicycles.
I have biked right outside my door here in the Acres, on the roads and
trails. Be careful of hikers on the trails.
Rock Climbing -
There are several guide companies, A popular one is
Adirondack Rock and River in
- Fishing - Some of the
best trout fishing in the East is along the West Branch of the Ausable
River. Types of fish include
wild browns, rainbows, and
native brook trout, small mouth bass, northern pike, and many more.
These local shops can supply you with information
and everything else you may need for your fly fishing experience.
TCO Fly Shop, and the
Adirondack Sport Shop. A guide service I found is called
Fly Fish the Adirondacks.
- Boating - Motor boats, fishing
boats, canoes, kayaks, wave runners, and I believe water skiing
equipment can be rented at Captain Marney's on Lake Placid. I've rented
motor boats here and I believe it's the best deal around. No web site
that I know of - call for reservations: (518) 523-9746. If no answer
call: (518) 523-1388.
Mirror Lake Boat Rental also
has all types of self powered boats for use on Mirror Lake. Boat
ramps at Lake Placid Marina.
- Whitewater Rafting - Try these
rafting companies -
Middle Earth Expeditions and
Adirondack Rafting Company
Horseback Riding - A nice place to ride is the
Lake Placid Club,
Craig Wood Golf Course,
and the Whiteface Club and
- Hunting -
should be able to help you with your questions.
- Swimming -
Relax on the rock and swim in the river at the covered bridge in Jay.
There are also picnic benches at the park. The town of Wilmington
has a public beach and park on the river. Lake Placid also has a
public beach on Mirror Lake.
Lake Placid - Explore the
- Winter Olympic Attractions -
Olympic Center, Museum,
Jumping Complex, and Sports Complex.
Whiteface Mountain -
Drive to the top via the
Highway or ride the
Cloudsplitter Gondola. General mountain information click
Ausable Chasm -
here to check it out. Nice family day trip.
Amusement Park -
Six Flags Great
Escape and water park. This is about an hour away, but makes a
nice day trip.
- Airplane Rides -
- Bobsled Rides - Take a high speed bobsled ride
(Yes, even in the summer!) at the
- Train Rides -
- Lake Placid Boat Cruise - Take a 1 hour
boat sightseeing trip. Departs at Lake Placid Marina (518)523-9704.
Wild Museums - See the
Museum and the Wild Center.
Museums - For a complete list of museums and
historic places, please see the
- High Falls Gorge - Go
- Shopping - Town of Lake Placid has the most variety
of shops in the area, but almost every small town has galleries, shops
and/or antique stores.
- Maple Syrup Factory -
South Meadow Farm in Lake Placid
- Buffalo Farm - See the
Company in North Hudson. Take Route 87 to exit 29
- Santa's Workshop - Go
Wine Tasting - Take our Uncork NY wine glasses to the
Goose Watch or
Swedish Hill wine tasting rooms in Lake Placid for a free tasting.
If you forget to take the glass it's only $3 for a tasting of 8 wines (8
more if you go to the second tasting room) and you get your own glass to
- Spa/Massage -
Try the following -
Balanced Bodywork Massage,
Clouds Above Massage at 518-523-8719, and
Mountain Moon Day Spa at (518) 523-8864.
Brew Pubs - Try the beers at the
Lake Placid Brewery. Also check out the
Great Adirondack Brewing Company - nice outdoor patio to enjoy a
beer or two.
- Vermont - Take a
Lake Champlain Ferry ride to
Vermont. Once there you can visit the
Vermont Teddy Bear Co.,
Magic Hat Brewery,
Cabot Cheese Factory,
Ben & Jerry Factory, downtown
village of Stowe, and much more...
- M&M Diner -
May not look like much, but the food
isn't bad. Great for breakfast. Very close.
Travy G's Pizza -
Good pizza and calzones.
Country Bear - A
close place for breakfast and lunch. It was the best place around
- no ratings on new owners.
- Try the pub downstairs, McDougall's, it's a more relaxed
atmosphere. Hungry Trout is pricey.
Inn - Very good. Pricey.
Sportsman's Inn -
The Whitebrook Dairy Barn - You
can't miss the big hotdog by the road. Very good ice cream!
- Lake Placid Pub and Brewery
- Great beer, food, and atmosphere. Mirror Lake Dr.
Desperados - Best
Mexican in the area. Saranac Ave.
- Caribbean Cowboy - Very good food. Try a Pain
Killer, but not too many! Saranac Ave.
- Station Street Bar
and Grille - Nice small place. Good food. Best place to
go if you're a Pittsburgh Steelers fan! Rt 73 (Sentinel Rd.)
Boat House Restaurant - On the "other" side of
Mirror Lake. Great views and food. Mirror Lake Dr.
Charlie's - New
place. So far so good. Main St.
- Bazzi's Pizza - Nice
place to stop for a quick slice or two. Good
pizza. Even better after a few bars - open late...very late...
- Players Sports Bar - Also open late, but not very late. Nice
sports bar. Main St.
Adirondack Steak and Seafood - Second best brewery in town, but
that's not a bad thing. Good beer and food - try it! Main
- Wiseguys - Fun place. TV at
every table. Big screen too. Pool tables, bubble boy hockey, video
games, etc... Good food. School Rd.
Cafe - Very nice place on Mirror Lake. Mostly sandwiches.
Mirror Lake Dr.
View - At the Mirror Lake Inn. Very good, but a bit
expensive. Try it for lunch. The Taste Bistro is next door -
also good. Mirror Lake Dr.
- Much, Much more...
Page Last Updated:
February 17, 2013