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Beautiful view of Friends Lake, taken near one of the top-rated Upstate New York Resorts

One of the Best Places to Stay in Upstate New York

A new year is here, which means an entire year full of adventures and possibilities are waiting to be discovered. Upstate New York, particularly the Adirondacks region, should definitely be on your “must-see” list this year. The Adirondacks is undoubtedly one of the best places to stay in Upstate New York – especially when you …

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Snowmobiling is one of the best things to do in Upstate New York This Winter

The Best Things to do in Upstate New York This Winter

There are so many wonderful things to do in Upstate New York throughout winter.  It’s truly a magical season to visit the Adirondacks, with breathtaking beauty awaiting at every turn in these snow-covered landscapes. Our Upstate New York hotel is well-situated for endless adventures in the outdoors, but we make it just as easy for …

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Cozy fireplace at one of the most romantic getaways in Upstate New York

Discover One of the Top Romantic Getaways in Upstate New York

If you’re looking for cozy romantic getaways in Upstate New York, you’ve found the very best of them!  Our Adirondacks hotel has been considered one of the most romantic getaways in Upstate New York for decades, with couples returning year after year for some refreshing time surrounded by the tranquil surroundings of Friends Lake. Though …

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Stunning views of Adirondacks fall foliage near our upstate New York hotel

Enjoy Some Stunning Adirondacks Fall Foliage

If you’re looking for a truly stunning getaway this fall, look no further than our hotel in Upstate New York’s Adirondacks region.  It’s a stunning place to relax, unwind, and see some of the best Adirondacks fall foliage.  Whether relaxing in the beautiful outdoor spaces on our property, taking a walk on the private nature …

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whitewater rafting with Adirondack Adventure Center

Take an Adventure at White Water Rafting in the Adirondacks

We know not everyone comes to the Adirondacks for big adventures – some just come here for deep relaxation. You can find both here, though, often on the same trip! White water rafting in the Adirondacks is a popular activity, and we love to partner with our friends at Adirondack Adventure Center for this and …

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beautiful views from the Lake George hiking trails in the Adirondacks

The Best Lake George Hiking Trails to Explore This Summer

Lake George is one of the biggest and most popular lakes in the Adirondacks, well known for its scenic beauty and access to nature.  Surrounding the area is a wonderful network of Lake George hiking trails, which offer unprecedented views of the Adirondacks and the lake itself. Though Lake George is popular, it’s also very …

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Rail biking at Revolution Rail in Upstate New York

Rail Biking at Revolution Rail in the Adirondacks

The Adirondacks are an incredible place to getaway for a bit of rest and relaxation, surrounded by stunning natural scenery.   But it’s also a great place to get out for some fun adventure, including rail biking with Revolution Rail! Rail riding has become an increasingly popular activity around the country, and it’s a great …

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Introduce Jullie by email to someone you know and you’ll earn a free stay at FLI if they book. (jullie@friendslake.com)