Archive for July, 2010|
Friday, July 30th, 2010
Whatever your passion or interest, the Adirondack region of New York has something for you! Let Blue Mountain Rest, with our clean and comfortable cabin rentals set against a breathtaking backdrop of Adirondack wilderness, be your home away from home when you visit for the weekend or a week.
Historic and cultural attractions abound. Some sites within a short drive from your cabin at Blue Mountain Rest that showcase the history of the region, its arts and music and even hands on learning experiences, include: Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Adirondack Museum, Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks (The WILD Center) Great Camp Sagamore .
For hikers, you can climb Blue Mountain (3,759 feet) or Castle Rock (2,200 feet) for a panoramic view of Blue Mountain Lake and the Eckford Chain of lakes. And just a 45 minute drive takes you to the high peaks trail heads.
“Fore” those who want to relax with a round of golf, there are two area courses in Indian Lake…only minutes away from your cabin at Blue Mountain Rest.
You can also fish the lakes in our nearby waters for salmon, trout, or Tiger Muskie. Or even fly to a remote pond for a day of fishing.
Tennis, horseback trail riding, wagon rides to Great Camp Santanoni, historic cruise/charters including sunset and private event cruises, white water rafting, mountain biking and canoeing/kayaking are all possibilities for your pleasure located only a short drive from Blue Mountain Rest. And to see the splendor of the Adirondacks from an entirely different vantage point, consider taking a scenic train ride or charter a seaplane.
Our friendly staff at Blue Mountain Rest is ready to answer your questions and help you plan the perfect week or weekend getaway from the daily grind. Call us today to reserve your cabin in the picturesque Adirondacks.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
If you prefer trail running on wooded paths where the terrain is ever-changing and ever-challenging… if you believe that running is more than just a physical pursuit, but offers a spiritual connection to nature…then plan to participate in the 2010 Adirondack Trail Races.
The next race, the Damn Wakely Dam Ultra, is set for July 24. It begins in Piseco and ends 32.6 miles later at the Wakely Dam campground near Indian Lake. The next race in the series, the Lake Placid Xterra Trail Run, will be held
on August 21.
The Damn Wakely Dam Ultra is a grueling test of endurance offering no support for racers so participants need to be experienced and prepared. The Damn Wakely Dam Ultra is a trail run through the Adirondack Park Wilderness of New York State along a remote and uninterrupted section of the Northville Placid Trial between Piseco Lake and Wakely Dam.
Once you’ve finished the trail, however, head on over to Blue Mountain Rest where we’ll provide you with a clean and comfortable cabin rental. Make a weekend reservation at Blue Mountain Rest, set against the backdrop of a dramatic wilderness featuring the majestic Adirondack Mountains, sparkling lakes and streams. Blue Mountain Rest is the perfect spot to refresh yourself, unwind and get a good night’s rest after your trail run.
And, once you catch your second wind, you’ll find plenty to do in the region which is rich in recreational, historic and artistic attractions.
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Is the call of the wild beckoning you? Are you up for something fun and out of the ordinary? Considered by many the best moose festival ever, you don’t want to miss the annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival September 18 & 19, in the serenely wild Adirondacks in Indian Lake, New York.
Take advantage of our excellent end-of-summer rates and reserve a week or weekend cabin at Blue Mountain Rest for memories you’ll carry with you all year long.
Blue Mountain Rest, a Blue Mountain Lake rental property in the Adirondacks, is less than a tank of gas from NYC, Rochester, Syracuse, and Schenectady. A popular travel destination, Blue Mountain Rest offers guests clean and comfortable cabin rentals against the backdrop of a dramatic wilderness featuring the majestic Adirondack Mountains, sparkling lakes and streams – all in an area abounding with recreational, historic and artistic attractions.
Aside from the shear fun of it, you won’t want to miss the Great Adirondack Moose Festival, featuring Adirondack style and moose-oriented family fun. Enjoy wilderness-guided hikes, an exceptionally scenic driving tour, fly-fishing casting and fly tying demonstrations, Antique and Classic Car Show, Back Country Safety Program, Indian Lake Museum Open House, Adirondack Quilt Show, and souvenirs and treasures at the North Country Sidewalk Sales. A moose scavenger hunt, calling contest, related craft activities, pin the antlers on the moose, and a count the moose “poop” contest are among the activities planned for children!
So spend the last weeks of summer at Blue Mountain Rest and leave your daily world behind. Contact us early for more information; a growing number of return guests are now planning their fly fishing trips in September.