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Springing into Action: Top Things to Do in the Adirondacks

by Brooks Reynolds on March 28, 2023
Springing into Action: Top Things to Do in the Adirondacks

With over 1,500 feet of climbing space and a 30 foot top rope wall, The Climbing Center at Mt. Van Hoevenberg is ready to cater to climbers of all ability levels. With day passes and rentals available, it’s a great way to get introduced into the sport of rock climbing!

New this year, Big Z’s Hangout at Lake Placid Lanes is already a local favorite – enjoy the bowling alley and bar & grill. Located on Main Street in Lake Placid, it is home to 8 bowling lanes, arcade games, and a casual restaurant and a full bar.

Just Bead It is one of our favorite activities, any time of the year. Stop into their shop on Main Street to make custom necklaces, bracelets, or shop their unique collection of jewelry.

Join a few friends in a candle bar and partake in candle making – you can add Mimosas or Yoga onto the experience too! Pure Placid Candle Bar provides a place where friends can gather, connect, and share. Choose your own fragrance and vessel for your very own soy candle. This is experience is unique and provides a lasting memory in the form of a soy candle.

The Peaks Paintbar is another new addition to Main Street Lake Placid. Join one of their Paint’n’Sip classes with friends for an entertaining evening as they instruct you on how to create your own masterpiece. Music, food, and drink will be provided to fuel your inspiration. They offer a different theme every day of the week, from “Paint Your Pet” to “ADK Forest Moon” and “Sunflowers”.

With Trout Season officially opening April 1, we would be remiss not to mention all of the great fishing that the Adirondacks offer during the spring months. Rachel Finn is the Head Fishing Guide at The Hungry Trout in Wilmington, New York. Rachel is a certified fly fishing guide and is touted as one of the country’s best fishing guides, deemed “Queen of the Adirondacks” by Bruce Concors.

We love the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. With classes and performances available, it’s a dedicated and dynamic home for the arts in our corner of the Adirondacks. Check out their website to find out all of the ways you can participate in and support the arts.

Relax while the Mirror Lake Inn Spa’s state of the art halo therapy treatment cleans your lungs and enhances your respiratory system. There’s something about spring that invites us to unwind and pamper ourselves.

Speaking of pampering ourselves, the Adirondack Foot Sanctuary is open for bookings. The Moor Mud Mask sounds delightful!

The Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake is spinning Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

A gloomy afternoon can be spent doing arts and crafts or curling up with a good book. Head over to the Bookstore Plus on Main Street to pick up some fun, fresh finds.

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