The breathtaking view from a raft in New York’s Ausable Chasm
The breathtaking view from a raft in New York’s Ausable Chasm

A visit to Ausable Chasm is a must for outdoor adventurers. During the summer months, river rafting trips through the towering cliffs of this sandstone gorge are offered daily. The guided trip combines relaxed floating and navigating rapids.

While You’re in Town: Try the Bobsled Experience in Lake Placid, and speed down the Olympic bobsled track with the help of a professional driver and brakeman.

Where to Stay: Nestled in the woodlands surrounding Lake Placid, Whiteface Lodge provides luxury accommodations, a catch-and-release fishing pond and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor serving scoops by Adirondack Creamery. From $282 per night