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Discover the Peaceful North Warren Area of the Adirondacks

posted by Teresa Farrell at 2021-09-02 12:08:00

Leave the hustle and bustle behind and experience natural beauty, recreation and adventure, and plenty of relaxing peace and quiet in the North Warren area of the Adirondacks.

Located north of the Capital-Saratoga region, in the eastern part of  the Adirondack Park outside of the busy and popular Lake George area, the North Warren area spans the villages and towns of Loon Lake, Schroon Lake, Friends Lake, Brant Lake, Pottersville, Chestertown and Adirondack.

Peaceful and secluded, the towns the make up the area are close enough to be accessible for many, thanks to their proximity to the Northway, while still bringing all the charm and serenity of a classic Adirondack getaway.

The area’s breathtaking natural beauty manifests itself in the countless miles of mountains, forests, lakes, ponds, rivers and stream that surround these towns, providing seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. The nearby Pharaoh Lake Wilderness and Hoffman Notch Wilderness areas are is home to dozens of small lakes and ponds to explore, plus miles of hiking trails ranging from jaunts suitable for a family outing to serious treks into the wilderness. You can even complete the Chester Challenge in Chestertown, which awards hikers a pin for completing 6 of the 11 local trails near the town, with hikes both easy and hard to pick from.

On-water recreation, from swimming to boating to fishing to whitewater rafting, can be found on the lakes that give these communities their names as well as large sections of the Schroon and Hudson rivers, which both run through the North Warren region. Those who want to cast a line can reel in both small and largemouth bass, northern pike, lake trout, landlocked salmon, perch and all manner of panfish, to name a few.

Because of its central location amongst so many things to do, the North Warren area serves as an excellent vacation base camp that allows visitors to reach a wide range of attractions in the area. Theme parks and adventure parks, including Great Escape, Lake George Expedition Park (which has absorbed the nostalgic childhood favorite Magic Forest park), Adventure Family Fun Center, the Fun Spot, and Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course are all nearby, offering rock climbing, high ropes courses, laser tag, mini golf, paintball, go karts, roller skating, and more for those whose vacation wouldn’t be complete without a few jolts of adrenaline.

Fort Ticonderoga is just a bit to the north, featuring costumed historic reenactments, museum exhibits, daily tours, and special events. Nearby, uncover a different kind of history at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, where you can explore ancient rock formations, learn about Adirondack history and geology, and get a hands-on experience with fossils, crystals, stones, gems, and other natural treasures. And be sure to check out the shops, restaurants and other attractions throughout the towns that make up North Warren as well!

With majestic mountains, mesmerizing views, friendly folks and an old-fashioned atmosphere, North Warren is a perfect place for an authentic Adirondack getaway. Make sure to add it to your summer travel plans before the season slips away!

Schroon Lake photo credit Doug Kerr
Pharaoh Lake Wilderness photo credit Andy Arthur
Fort Ticonderoga cannon photo credit Wikimedia Commons
Great Escape rollercoaster photo credit Sébastien Champoux

posted at: 2021-09-02 12:08:00, last updated: 2021-09-06 12:32:36

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