Adirondack Region, N.Y. - From forest bathing - a Japanese practice that aims to boost health through immersion in nature - to sampling locally made microbrews during a beach festival, the Adirondacks of Northern New York offer enriching, unique and thirst-quenching options to enhance any visit.
Steal away to the Adirondacks this summer to indulge in one of seven adventurous offerings including:
1. Posh Primitive - Puts forest bathing front and center for a glamping experience that transcends the ordinary. Think Pendleton-draped beds and balsam-scented breezes, farm-to-table cuisine and campfires, hiking and tapas. Romance and adventure await for $175 per night.
2. The Wild Walk - Slated to open July 4th, the newest attraction at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake will offer a bird's eye view of the surrounding forest from a walkway three stories high and built among the treetops. The elevated trail spans about a quarter-mile and includes 35 experiences, from naturalist-led talks, bird watching and more.
3. Plattsburgh Brew Fest - An inaugural celebration of the Adirondack Coast's growing number of microbreweries, cideries and wineries, the brew fest kicks off August 1 with a full day of sampling, food vendors, live music and paddling at the Plattsburgh City Beach. Camping is available nearby.
4. Single Track for Couples - Join one of the guided mountain biking trips offered by the Great Lot Sportsman's Club in Osceola. Free and open to all age groups, guests can follow a guide or grab a map and explore the trails on their own. Lunch and refreshments to be offered following the 10 am ride. The only requirements: wear a helmet, bring a bike and have fun.
5. Oak Mountain Bluegrass & Arts Festival - Kick off the shoes, jam and dance the day away at Oak Mountain Ski Center in Speculator and enjoy a day of bluegrass music, artist works, local beer and food vendors, chairlift rides and more.
6. The St. Lawrence Wine Trail is an 80-mile trail highlighting several winery and brewery stops, including River Myst Winery in Ogdensburg, High Peaks Winery in Winthrop and Bella Brooke Vineyard on Black Lake, as well as the St. Lawrence Brewing Company in Canton.
7. Fort Ticonderoga Carillon Boat Cruises - Explore Lake Champlain's military history and maritime heritage aboard the Carillon, a 60-foot, 49-passenger tour boat, now offering 90-minute tours from Fort Ticonderoga. Tours are available through Columbus Day Weekend at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm daily.
Find adventure in the Adirondacks; go to visitadirondacks.com for inspiration and more information.
About the Adirondacks:
The Adirondack Region is home to the six-million-acre park offering limitless recreation amid 2,000 miles of hiking trails and 3,000 lakes and ponds. Part of the largest temperate forest in the world, the Adirondacks are also home to 103 towns and villages. Connect with the Adirondacks online at Facebook.com/visitadirondacks or Twitter.com/visitadks, Instagram.com/VisitAdirondacks and search Adirondack events, attractions and Adirondack vacation packages at VisitAdirondacks.com.