Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Weekend in the Adirondacks...

We spent the past weekend in the Adirondacks.  Our first stop was Fish Creek, a camping ground where my husband spent many summers camping with his family....

...there were many campers there and the weather was in the 80's...

...which is rare for the end of September!

Our next stop was at the Big Tupper Brewery, in Tupper Lake, for lunch and a beer...

...and then we spent the afternoon in Lake Placid - a bustling little town...

...where the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics were held.  We walked around the skating rinks from both Olympics, roamed the town and

... enjoyed cocktails overlooking Mirror Lake ...

...and Whiteface Mountain, and then had a late dinner in town. 

The next day we drove along the Ausable River...

To visit Whiteface Mountain...

...and we took the gondola to Little Whiteface...

...which overlooks Lake Placid Lake...

...and Whiteface Mountain and its ski trails.

Our next stop was the High Falls Gorge...

...a walk along the Ausable River gorge through the woods..

...was very relaxing on a very hot day ...

Our next stop was back in town...

...at the Lake Placid Brewery for lunch and a local beer.

We spent the night in Saranac Lake...they also have a brewery!!

Sadly, the Adirondacks had little foliage - something about the rainy July and the sugar maples and the hot days of September....but we still enjoyed the getaway!

And look at what I found - a black and white butterfly!!

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Beautiful weekend get away! The butterfly must mean good luck!

  2. Fall is a wonderful time to head to the mountains! Loved seeing all your photos! I just came across a picture of Whiteface Mountain where you were, and the leaves were so brilliant in 2014.

  3. Great photos, and even if there was the slightest disappointment in leaf peeping, the journey makes it fun. Butterfly brilliance!

  4. Wonderful pictures. So glad you have nice getaway. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. What a lovely little weekend jaunt Patti! All topped off with a MKC butterfly! Thank you for the virtual trip, beautiful scenery!

  6. What a great get away! I put this on my bucket list. Have a good week, Patti.

  7. Awwwww how neat that the two of you take lil getaways to enjoy the land around you!
    Ain't retirement fun???!!!!

  8. The last time I was in the Adirondacks was as a kid and visited some of the places you mentioned here. I keep hinting to my husband that I HAVE to get back there and see the leaves! I think they might come out this next couple of weekends? We are having a hard time finding somewhere nice to stay. Can you share where you stayed overnight?

  9. The foliage might have been a letdown, but that waterfall is something else! So pretty!!!!

  10. Patti- What a beautiful trip. The Adirondacks are just beautiful and I grew up in the mountains of PA. You two look like you had a lot of fun. We went to the UP last weekend and were too early to see the leaves there, too. I couldn't believe it---sigh.

    Hope you have a great rest of the week- xo Diana