What else is one supposed to do in April in the Adirondacks? The snow is melting, the black flies haven’t arrived, but the weather is getting nicer daily and you just want to go out and explore the region before it gets mobbed with visitors and you can’t go boating, because well, the lake is still frozen! Take a road trip and head north!
The Adirondacks is well-known for the High Peaks, Lake Placid and even Lake George, but there are small communties, 101 towns and villages dotting the travel corridors of the Adirondacks waiting to be discovered. Many folks who travel and visit to our well-kept secret communities may not want us to flaunt our existence for fear of over-trampling by the masses, but our small town character is well-preserved and retained and we can certainly handle a few more visitors curious about the more undiscovered playground of the Adirondacks. All are welcome to discover all what make our small-town year-round communities unique. Travelers will be amazed by mother nature just by taking in the outstanding beauty on the drive. Visitors may spot a loon on the lake having just returned from its southern vacation. Not seeking a rigorous hike, but longing to get outside and take in the fresh air, take a short trek to discover a roaring waterfall.
In Long Lake visitors have to check out Buttermilk Falls located on North Point Road, County Route 3, for a short trek and roaring falls. Travelers heading along the NYS-Route 28 Corridor can stop at Death Brook Falls in Raquette Lake, located across from the Golden Beach Campground. Park by the yellow gate and make your way to Death Brook, best seen in times of high water, and spring definitely fits that bill.
Once done with the rejuvinating outdoor adventure, don’t miss out on our unique places to shop, which happen to be open, even in April! Not everyone goes away for Spring Break. We’ve pulled info on amazing retail shops located in Long Lake that you won’t want to miss.