Adirondack Camping Traditions
Over the last 100 years most people have moved into urban and suburban surroundings. Gone are the days when we have direct contact with the natural world around us, except when we mow private lawns or drive through scenic landscapes. Separated from nature, we now strive to get back in touch with nature as a leisure activity. Adirondack Camping Traditions helps us get back in touch with nature and also helps us appreciate the beauty of nature.
Adirondacks are popular overnight summer camps in the Hudson Valley. Traditionally campers set up tents on the Adirondacks and then walked their horses up to the base camp where the cabins are located. This area is well known for its frequent close encounters with bitterns and maple maple trees. Campers often walk to the nearby Harriman State Park where they picnic or have a picnic lunch and then either hike their way back to their base camp at the base of Cadillac Mountain or head back to their campers on the Adirondacks. Adirondack Camping Adirondack Camping
There are nearly 50 peaks in the Adirondacks cresting ranges. Once played a part in the Civil War, now only kids of that age are interested in carving and shooting pretend cartridges. The tradition of kids climbing up the peaks to make it safer for everyone continues today. In fact, it is still a sneaking game for kids in the park these days. The Children’s Adventure Garden located at the Henry Hudson Visitors information Center allows kids to indulge in the fun and exercising activities while learning more about the park. Adirondack Camping Adirondack Camping
Located across from the Henry Hudson Visitors information Center is the historical Fort William Henry. In 1567 the fort was built to protect the settlers of the Adirondacks from the frequent attacks of the Hveregundans, a family of mountain giants who lived in the area. After the war Fort William Henry was dismantled and sold to pay back taxes owed by the former settlers. In 1982 the park where the fort stood was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Back in the city of Lake George, just across from the campground is the Great Marsh Loop Trail. The marsh is a watercourse that plays a crucial role in the ecology of the park. The trail is a combination of several smaller trails and is a great place for a family to go horseback riding together. Past the marsh you will find a combination of rock bluffs and wetland areas which are a home to different species of birds.
The nearby area also features a number of sporting opportunities. The Blue Spruce club fields are a great place tointon for youth roller skaters, Littleton offers a beautiful setting for ice fishing, and Chestertown is known as a golfing mecca. If you are a little thinner you may want to step outside of town and turn your sports focus to Highland Park, a densely populated urban space bereft of outdoor sports. You can even take a road trip to the Catskills or up to the top of the Schuylkill river valley. With all of these options you are covered for sure.
If you are looking for a quiet mountain getaway a bit down the road from Lake George try Rio Hill in the could of New Jersey. Situated on the Mount Airy hill is a gorgeous hidden oasis of trails. For the right summer weekend you can spend the day hiking, biking, swimming, or roller blading and listen to the freshness of nature.
No matter the thoughts or instincts that fight to stay away from the beautiful natural surroundings of the Adirondacks there is no better place then during the summer months to get away for a few days. Don’t forget your camera. You will want to share your experiences of the natural beauty of the Adirondacks with those closest to you.