Plan Ahead: Visit the Adirondack Adventure Center this Summer

The most popular time to visit the Adirondacks is just around the corner and it’s always best to plan ahead if you’re coming during this busy stretch from May to August. One of the best things to do this summer is check out the Adirondack Adventure Center, especially if you’re looking for exhilarating excursions and have an adventurous spirit. We suggest booking your activities and Adirondack lodging a few months in advance if possible! 

The Adirondack Adventure Center is known for its guided whitewater rafting tours, treetop zipline courses, and lazy river tubing excursions. It’s the perfect way to explore the untouched wilderness with helpful and knowledgeable guides leading the way. You’ll feel the rush, the wind in your hair, and the spray of the Sacandaga River rapids. And the best thing about having your excursions at the Adirondack Adventure Center is that you can experience all three of these exciting nature tours in one place. 

First, you’ll want to secure your Adirondack lodging, and our luxurious Upstate NY hotel is the perfect place to make your home base. You’ll have a comfortable guest room to retreat to after your day out in the wilderness—choice rooms have jetted tubs, cozy fireplaces, and private balconies—all rooms have fine linens, custom-made furnishings, and modern amenities for a most restful stay. Thankfully, we’re just a quick, scenic drive from all of the fun at the Adirondack Adventure Center, and perfectly set back from the busy tourist areas. Book your room today! 

Adirondack Adventure Center, photo of a white water rafting excursion

Explore with the Adirondack Adventure Center

If you’ve visited the Adirondacks region in Upstate NY, you know how beautiful and fun it is here! The Adirondack Adventure Center is one of our favorite destinations for big adventure and plenty of joy. From treetop adventures to fun on the water, the Adirondack Adventure Center is a one-stop destination for brave folks looking for a few thrills during their stay. 

  1. Guided whitewater rafting trips with Adirondack Adventure Center occur on the Sacandaga River, with three and a half miles of dam-released Class II and III whitewater. It’s just the right mix of thrilling and mellow, making this excursion suitable for everyone five and up and perfect for beginner rafters. Generally, these whitewater rafting tours last about two hours. 
  2. For a little less speed, the Adirondack Adventure Center also provides a laid-back tubing adventure, ideal for cooling off on a hot summer day. Depending on local conditions, they’ll take you to a destination that offers calm, clear waters, with depths anywhere from two to four feet, and send you off for a gentle float along the river. 
  3. The treetop adventure course and aerial zip lines at Adirondack Adventure Center are a must-try! It’s a great way to experience the tree canopy of the Adirondacks up close and personal for about two hours. You’ll find diverse challenges and puzzles, and don’t miss the 63-foot free fall for the truly adventurous among us.
  4. These experiences can be booked a la carte or in combo packages. Depending on your adventure level, secure a treetop zipline and rafting combo for a full day, enjoying all the Adirondacks offer by land and water! 
  5. Be sure to pack appropriate clothing and footwear. And they ask guests to arrive 30 minutes before their reservation. Get your tickets here to start planning your excursions with the Adirondack Adventure Center.
Adirondack Adventure Center, photo of our Adirondack lodging property

The Best Adirondack Lodging Property for Summer Vacations

After you’ve navigated the rapids or the treetop course with the experts at the Adirondack Adventure Center, our warm and welcoming Adirondack lodging property will be ready to welcome you back. If it’s time to rest your tired muscles, relax in your luxurious guest room in the jetted tub or find a comfortable chair in the fresh air. With only 18 private guest rooms, you’ll never encounter unwanted noise or run into unexpected crowds; we often hear our guests comment on how nice it is to feel like they have this beautiful space to themselves! 

We know you’ll be ready for dinner, and our on-site farm-to-table restaurant is the perfect place to refuel and nourish your adventurous spirit. We also offer a lovely selection of breakfast options in the Birch Bistro, so there is no need to rush out in the morning. Our culinary team strives to use local ingredients to create a delicious dining experience at every meal! Our menus change seasonally, and our chef’s daily creations keep your dining experience fresh and new.

For those who prefer sticking close by, our beautiful Adirondack lodging property offers miles of hiking trails and outdoor space to explore. There are so many things to do in the Adirondacks, but sometimes the best memories are made during your downtime. Let Friends Lake Inn be that unforgettable destination. Book your room at our Adirondacks lodging property today!