Rod and Jane’s guidebook

Rod And Jane
Rod and Jane’s guidebook

Favorite places to eat and drink

Great place a for a hearty meal in a fun Adirondack setting. (I love the pulled pork sandwich!!) Their opening hours change with the seasons, so please check their website.
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Sticks & Stones Wood Fired Bistro & Bar
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Great place a for a hearty meal in a fun Adirondack setting. (I love the pulled pork sandwich!!) Their opening hours change with the seasons, so please check their website.
A fun place for a great breakfast and some souvenir shopping. Their opening hours change with the seasons, please check their website, or give them a call.
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Adirondack General Store
899 E Shore Dr
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A fun place for a great breakfast and some souvenir shopping. Their opening hours change with the seasons, please check their website, or give them a call.
Great pizza! Order online for a quick meal after a long day of sightseeing or hiking. Their hours change with the seasons, please check their website or give them a call.
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DeCesare's Pizzeria
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Great pizza! Order online for a quick meal after a long day of sightseeing or hiking. Their hours change with the seasons, please check their website or give them a call.
A great place to stop for a beer and/or pizza. We especially enjoy a visit after a long hike! Their opening hours change with the seasons, please check their website.
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Paradox Brewery
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A great place to stop for a beer and/or pizza. We especially enjoy a visit after a long hike! Their opening hours change with the seasons, please check their website.
An all day diner right here in Schroon Lake village.
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Pitkins Restaurant
1085 Main St
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An all day diner right here in Schroon Lake village.
This is a fantastic place to grab lunch in North Creek. Amazing deli sandwiches. It's a bit further to drive, but if you've been exploring and have a big appetite it's worth the drive.
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Izzy's Market & Deli
282 Main St
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This is a fantastic place to grab lunch in North Creek. Amazing deli sandwiches. It's a bit further to drive, but if you've been exploring and have a big appetite it's worth the drive.
Need that cappuccino? They are in the village of Schroon Lake. They also have a great menu of sandwiches and snacks. https://www.9milecoffee.com/
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9 Mile Coffee Co
1077 U.S. 9
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Need that cappuccino? They are in the village of Schroon Lake. They also have a great menu of sandwiches and snacks. https://www.9milecoffee.com/
A family restaurant with good home cooking. Right in the village.
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Flanagan's Pub & Grill
Main Street
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A family restaurant with good home cooking. Right in the village.
A curious little place, but if you want a more formal meal with a home cooked vibe, this is a good place. You feel like you're going to someone's home, and you are! The food is good and well presented. The seafood we had was excellent. The ambiance.... well, it's like you are sitting on your neighbors screened in porch, or in their dining room! Note, only open during the summer season.
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The Owl at Twilight
1322 Co Rd 29
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A curious little place, but if you want a more formal meal with a home cooked vibe, this is a good place. You feel like you're going to someone's home, and you are! The food is good and well presented. The seafood we had was excellent. The ambiance.... well, it's like you are sitting on your neighbors screened in porch, or in their dining room! Note, only open during the summer season.

City/town information

A fun town with cute gift shops and restaurants
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North Creek
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A fun town with cute gift shops and restaurants
Our Local village, friendly and full of fun places. Check out the library, Towne Store, PineCone Gifts, the bakery, 9 Mile Coffee. Don't forget the beach, boat launch and marina, there is even a 9 hole golf course.
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Schroon Lake
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Our Local village, friendly and full of fun places. Check out the library, Towne Store, PineCone Gifts, the bakery, 9 Mile Coffee. Don't forget the beach, boat launch and marina, there is even a 9 hole golf course.
a fun village in the middle of the high peaks region. A great place to find refreshment after a day of hiking or sightseeing.
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Keene Valley
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a fun village in the middle of the high peaks region. A great place to find refreshment after a day of hiking or sightseeing.
So much to see in Lake Placid; visit the Olympic Complex, browse the wonderful and unique shops, walk round Mirror Lake,
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Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
5486 Cascade Rd
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So much to see in Lake Placid; visit the Olympic Complex, browse the wonderful and unique shops, walk round Mirror Lake,

Sightseeing

A really fun time for the whole family. They have a great light display during the winter.
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The Wild Center
45 Museum Dr
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A really fun time for the whole family. They have a great light display during the winter.
This is a hands on experience of all things adirondack. Open during the summer season
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Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
9097 NY-30
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This is a hands on experience of all things adirondack. Open during the summer season
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Fort Ticonderoga
102 Fort Ti Rd
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Fun for the family, and close by! Caves to explore in the summer and snowshoes for rent in the winter.
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Natural Stone Bridge & Caves
535 Stone Bridge Rd
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Fun for the family, and close by! Caves to explore in the summer and snowshoes for rent in the winter.
Open all year, but their hours vary, please check their website.
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High Falls Gorge
4761 NY-86
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Open all year, but their hours vary, please check their website.
A fun (busy in the summer) small town on the shores of Lake George, lots of restaurants and fun boutiques.
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Bolton Landing
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A fun (busy in the summer) small town on the shores of Lake George, lots of restaurants and fun boutiques.
This is recommended by a guest (we plan to visit but haven't yet). It is part of SUNY ESF, provides lots of trails that are good for those who don't want to hike mountains!
SUNY-ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center
5922 NY-28N
This is recommended by a guest (we plan to visit but haven't yet). It is part of SUNY ESF, provides lots of trails that are good for those who don't want to hike mountains!
Visit a historic Great Camp. In summer months they offer fun carriage rides through a beautiful forest, tours of the camp, farm and gate house! Check out their website for details.
Great Camp Santanoni
Visit a historic Great Camp. In summer months they offer fun carriage rides through a beautiful forest, tours of the camp, farm and gate house! Check out their website for details.
A great day out, you can explore the chasm in all seasons.
Ausable Chasm Co
634 New York 373
A great day out, you can explore the chasm in all seasons.

Our Favorite Hikes

This is one of the most beautiful places in the park. Worth the hike. During the summer months you need a reservation to park at the trailhead. (search "hikeamr") On Alltrails search Indian Head and Rainbow Falls.
Indian Head Vista
This is one of the most beautiful places in the park. Worth the hike. During the summer months you need a reservation to park at the trailhead. (search "hikeamr") On Alltrails search Indian Head and Rainbow Falls.
A great hike to one of the highest fire towers. Great views of the High Peaks. on Alltrails search Hurricane mountain, there are 3 different trails to choose from. The Northern approach is very pretty.
Hurricane Mountain
A great hike to one of the highest fire towers. Great views of the High Peaks. on Alltrails search Hurricane mountain, there are 3 different trails to choose from. The Northern approach is very pretty.
Close to the cabin and suitable for all ages. Not short (a total of about 5.5 miles) so be prepared to help little ones. on Alltrails search Moxham Mountain Trail
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Moxham Mountain
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Close to the cabin and suitable for all ages. Not short (a total of about 5.5 miles) so be prepared to help little ones. on Alltrails search Moxham Mountain Trail
A great hike with views across Lake George and the southern Adirondacks. On Alltrails search Fifth Peak Trail
Fifth Peak Lean-To Trail
Fifth Peak Lean-To Trail
A great hike with views across Lake George and the southern Adirondacks. On Alltrails search Fifth Peak Trail
This is in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, in the summer months you need a reservation to park at the trailhead. It is a stunningly beautiful hike along the East Branch of the Ausable River. There are many choices of trails, we like to make a circuit by taking the West River trail to the falls and the East River Trail back. On Alltrails search Indian Head and Rainbow falls. This will take you to the trail head, we suggest you follow the red trail to the Sign-in-sheet, then turn right in front of the rangers cabin. You can pick up the West River Trail. The rangers are very helpful and will direct you.
Beaver Meadow Falls
This is in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, in the summer months you need a reservation to park at the trailhead. It is a stunningly beautiful hike along the East Branch of the Ausable River. There are many choices of trails, we like to make a circuit by taking the West River trail to the falls and the East River Trail back. On Alltrails search Indian Head and Rainbow falls. This will take you to the trail head, we suggest you follow the red trail to the Sign-in-sheet, then turn right in front of the rangers cabin. You can pick up the West River Trail. The rangers are very helpful and will direct you.
This is about half a mile from Birchwood. It is a beautiful walk through the woods with many water crossings and varied forest trees.
Loch Muller Trailhead
523 Loch Muller Road
This is about half a mile from Birchwood. It is a beautiful walk through the woods with many water crossings and varied forest trees.
We enjoyed this trail, you get a great view of the falls. There is little elevation change so it isn't strenuous. We do NOT recommend attempting the unofficial part of the trail down to the base of the falls, it is very dangerous. We DO recommend taking the trail extension to the Hudson River via the top of the falls. It's beautiful and fun (although a little steep in sections). On Alltrails search Ok Slip Falls
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OK Slip Falls Trailhead
New York 28
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We enjoyed this trail, you get a great view of the falls. There is little elevation change so it isn't strenuous. We do NOT recommend attempting the unofficial part of the trail down to the base of the falls, it is very dangerous. We DO recommend taking the trail extension to the Hudson River via the top of the falls. It's beautiful and fun (although a little steep in sections). On Alltrails search Ok Slip Falls
This is a great easy walk through the woods with a fantastic payoff. the pond is lovely, and the view is amazing. On All trails search Wolf Pond Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest (there are several Wolf ponds in NY!).
Wolf Pond
This is a great easy walk through the woods with a fantastic payoff. the pond is lovely, and the view is amazing. On All trails search Wolf Pond Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest (there are several Wolf ponds in NY!).
This is a hike of the Nun-Da-Ga-O Ridge, it is a herd trail (unmarked) so we recommend downloading a trail map so you can use the gps signal to help you stay on track. The loop goes along a wonderful ridge that stretches from Big Crow to Weston Mountain, with many view points looking south to the High Peaks or West to WhiteFace. It is a moderately challenging trail, but worth the effort. on Alltrails search big-crow-and-nun-da-ga-o-ridge-loop-trail.
Soda Range
This is a hike of the Nun-Da-Ga-O Ridge, it is a herd trail (unmarked) so we recommend downloading a trail map so you can use the gps signal to help you stay on track. The loop goes along a wonderful ridge that stretches from Big Crow to Weston Mountain, with many view points looking south to the High Peaks or West to WhiteFace. It is a moderately challenging trail, but worth the effort. on Alltrails search big-crow-and-nun-da-ga-o-ridge-loop-trail.
Accessed from the Hoffman Road Big Pond trail head (about 5 miles from Birchwood) this is a lovely hike. The trail is unmarked but easy to follow. Great views of the local area. Round trip it's about 8 miles. The Trail head is about 3 miles down Hoffman Road towards Schroon Lake, on your left. Follow the trail to Big Pond for about a mile, the trail to Jones Hill is a right turn off this trail at about the one mile mark.
Jones Hill
Accessed from the Hoffman Road Big Pond trail head (about 5 miles from Birchwood) this is a lovely hike. The trail is unmarked but easy to follow. Great views of the local area. Round trip it's about 8 miles. The Trail head is about 3 miles down Hoffman Road towards Schroon Lake, on your left. Follow the trail to Big Pond for about a mile, the trail to Jones Hill is a right turn off this trail at about the one mile mark.
This is a lovely afternoon walk from Birchwood. Accessed from the Loch Muller trail head about a half a mile walk from Birchwood (turn left onto Loch Muller road and walk passed the end of the road). Immediately you pass the trail head take the unlabeled trail off to your left. It leads through the woods to an old logging road which leads to Baileys pond. The pond is about a mile from the trail head.
Bailey Pond
This is a lovely afternoon walk from Birchwood. Accessed from the Loch Muller trail head about a half a mile walk from Birchwood (turn left onto Loch Muller road and walk passed the end of the road). Immediately you pass the trail head take the unlabeled trail off to your left. It leads through the woods to an old logging road which leads to Baileys pond. The pond is about a mile from the trail head.
This is a great hike, steep but not difficult. It is in the High Peaks wilderness offering amazing views. The forest on the way up is lovely and varied, the only section that's a little challenging is also a fun and beautiful climb through a glade. There are several routes to choose from, we followed the Raney Trail. On Alltrails search Spread Eagle Mountain via the Ranney Trail.
Hopkins Mountain
This is a great hike, steep but not difficult. It is in the High Peaks wilderness offering amazing views. The forest on the way up is lovely and varied, the only section that's a little challenging is also a fun and beautiful climb through a glade. There are several routes to choose from, we followed the Raney Trail. On Alltrails search Spread Eagle Mountain via the Ranney Trail.
This is a local hike recommended by a guest. Great for families and when you don't want to hike up a mountain (about 3.5 miles total). On Alltrails search Goose Pond Trail Pharaoh Lake Wilderness.
Goose Pond Trail, Schroon, NY, USA
This is a local hike recommended by a guest. Great for families and when you don't want to hike up a mountain (about 3.5 miles total). On Alltrails search Goose Pond Trail Pharaoh Lake Wilderness.

Favorite shops

A fun place to browse for gifts, and furniture, right here in Schroon Lake Village. Added bonus - a Great Bakery in the back. A must visit. Their opening hours vary with the seasons, please check their website.
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Pine Cone Mercantile & North Woods Bread Co
1079 U.S. 9
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A fun place to browse for gifts, and furniture, right here in Schroon Lake Village. Added bonus - a Great Bakery in the back. A must visit. Their opening hours vary with the seasons, please check their website.
If you're close to North Creek then this is a really fun place to browse... so much to see.
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Hudson River Trading Co.
292 Main St
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If you're close to North Creek then this is a really fun place to browse... so much to see.
The HUNGRY CROW is owned by the Hudson River Trading Co. If you're in North Creek stop by for excellent (and unusual flavors) ice-cream. They also sell local products, cheeses, beers, coffee, oils and vinegars, tree syrups and much more!
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Hudson River Trading Co.
292 Main St
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The HUNGRY CROW is owned by the Hudson River Trading Co. If you're in North Creek stop by for excellent (and unusual flavors) ice-cream. They also sell local products, cheeses, beers, coffee, oils and vinegars, tree syrups and much more!

Winter Sports

A great place to ski or ride. Trails for all levels, great conditions. About 30 minutes from Birchwood.
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Gore Mountain State Ski Center
Gore Mountain State Ski Center
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A great place to ski or ride. Trails for all levels, great conditions. About 30 minutes from Birchwood.
A great place for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. You can rent equipment and sign up for tours, or go your own way! About 40 minutes from Birchwood.
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Garnet Hill Lodge
39 Garnet Hill Rd Section 2
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A great place for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. You can rent equipment and sign up for tours, or go your own way! About 40 minutes from Birchwood.
They offer snowshoe rentals and groomed trails, a great place to try snowshoeing and get a winter workout! About 20 minutes from Birchwood.
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Natural Stone Bridge & Caves
535 Stone Bridge Rd
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They offer snowshoe rentals and groomed trails, a great place to try snowshoeing and get a winter workout! About 20 minutes from Birchwood.
If you like to cross country ski or snow shoe, this is a lovely place to go. You can follow the track to the great camp. The buildings are closed during the winter, but it's still fun to look around.
Great Camp Santanoni
If you like to cross country ski or snow shoe, this is a lovely place to go. You can follow the track to the great camp. The buildings are closed during the winter, but it's still fun to look around.

Entertainment

If you enjoy musical theatre (Broadway, opera etc) you should check this out. Right here in Schroon Lake! (Open during the summer season)
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Seagle Festival
999 Charley Hill Rd
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If you enjoy musical theatre (Broadway, opera etc) you should check this out. Right here in Schroon Lake! (Open during the summer season)
Paradox has live music on Saturday nights and other fun stuff! Check out their events page!
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Paradox Brewery
2781 U.S. 9
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Paradox has live music on Saturday nights and other fun stuff! Check out their events page!