Christmas is just around the corner, and while we sit here and cross our fingers, pray and do snow dances in hopes of a good winter, it's never too early to think about summer. Maybe your family is planning a vacation, or you know someone who would love to take a trip to the Adirondacks. This year, why not give the gift of an Adirondack Experience?!
Float Plane Rides
Offered in Inlet through Payne's Air Service or Long Lake through Helm's Aero Service, give the gift of flight! Both offer amazing scenic flights, with views you won't believe. Hunting, fishing, and camping charters may also be available for the avid outdoorsman.
The W.W. Durant offers all sorts of cruises around Raquette Lake. A gift certificate for a dinner cruise for two might be just the gift for that newlywed couple you know, or how about a Moonlight Cruise with live entertainment. A cruise on The W.W. Durant is a great gift for anyone from history buffs, to food and wine connoisseurs, to the family with kids who love pizza!
White Water Rafting
If you have a thrill seeker on your list, white water rafting is the way to go. Indian Lake is the self-proclaimed, "White Water Capital of New York!" In the spring when the river swells from the melting snow, both Adirondac Rafting Company and Adventure Sports Rafting offer exciting rides with licensed guides leading the way on class III, IV, and V rapids. For the tame at heart, summer or fall offer great opportunities to sightsee down the river with class II and III rapids.
Grab a gift certificate to the Lake Pleasant Golf Course to give to that person who loves a relaxing day out on the course. This 9-hole course offers beautiful Adirondack views, as well as rental golf cart to enjoy them from! This great course also offers many different leagues and tournaments, as well as lessons.
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
For the person on your list who loves to learn, give the gift of knowledge. Tickets to the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake are a must. This sprawling 21-acre museum offers 40,000 square feet of exhibits to explore. This museum is loved by kids and adults alike. Learn how the Adirondacks became what they are.
The gift of the Adirondack Experience is one you really can't put a price on. There are so many great things to see and do in the Adirondacks, and don't forget about all of the great local shops and restaurants!
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