Summer and Winter Sports and Camping


Get the inside scoop on the best places to go camping, where to stay, who the local experts are and where to buy the best equipment!

Adirondack Campground Association is your guide to the best of Adirondack camping in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. It is dedicated to the campgrounds and the sport of camping in the Adirondack Mountain Region of New York State. The Association works on behalf of privately-owned campgrounds open to the public, and is also dedicated to the advancement of the camping industry, its patrons, and its businesses.

A family operated Campground located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains at the northern edge of Lake George Village. Secluded, wooded campsites in a serene mountain setting, yet just a 3-minute drive from beautiful Lake George, and Lake George Village as well as many area attractions. Adirondack Camping Village offers campers an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors while having some of the comforts of home.

The Quiet Campground, Nestled in the Adirondacks on 400 acres of mountains, fields, streams, and a beautiful private lake. Quiet and remote, yet only minutes from Lake George.

Whispering Pines is an excellent base for hiking and sightseeing. Within a ten-mile radius are hiking trails for the novice and the expert. Whiteface Mountain Ski Area is a 20-minute drive. Many other attractions are located within a short scenic drive.

Yogi Bear at Paradise Pines is a clean, friendly, family oriented camping resort. Our resort has NEW Cabins with bathrooms & kitchens, or new large campsites for any kind of camping equipment available for your family vacation. In addition to the cabin or campsite, many amenities are encompassed in the resort. Safety & Security. Rain or shine always a good time! Our picturesque setting along the Schroon River nestled between the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains is one of the most beautiful you have ever seen. Our easy access to all the Adirondack attractions and the serenity of our relaxing resort makes your stay with us the perfect combination. We offer theme weekends, DJ dances, daily activities & crafts for ages 3 to 103. Bring no food as our delicious snack menu including pizza delivered to your site will tide you over while doing important things like relaxing with your family at the pool, or the waterfront or just moon gazing at the campfire. We are open from May 1st to October 20th. Pets are welcomed on a leash and attended to. Sorry no pets in our outside rental units. We offer special rates for early and late season campers.

DEC operates 52 campgrounds located in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. DEC campgrounds provide a wide variety of experiences, including island camping, tent and trailer camping, boat launching facilities, hiking trails, beaches and day use areas with picnic tables and grills. For campers who want a wilderness experience, back country camping is available. State campgrounds outside the Forest Preserves are operated by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


Winter Sports

The 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games have firmly established the Adirondacks, and specifically Lake Placid, as the premier winter sports capital of the world. In fact, when it comes to winter sports, there is more to see and do in the Adirondacks that anywhere else on earth!! Where else can a visitor ride to the top of a 120 meter ski jump or hurdle down a refrigerated bobsled track at 60 miles per hour! With hundreds of miles of beautiful backcountry ski trails, cross country skiers can pole their way from village to village stopping along the way to sample delicious homecooked meals at many trailside inns and bed and Breakfasts.

For Alpine Skiers, the Adirondacks and Upstate New York boast over 30 ski mountains including Gore Mountain and Whiteface Mountain, offering the steepest vertical drop in the East. In Vermont skiiers can choose from over seventeen major ski resorts including Ascutney, Bear Creek, Bolton Valley, Bromley, Burke, Jay Peak, Killington/Pico, Mad River Glen, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe, Stratton, Sugarbush and Suicide six.

Enjoy freestyle skiing, snowboarding, hockey, dog sledding, ice fishing, rock climbing, ice climbing, ice skating and so on all throughout the winter season.

Summer Sports

Each year, when the snow finally melts from the mountaintops, a magical transformation occurs in Upstate New York and the Lake Champlain Valley Region with the arrival of summer! Suddenly, Alpine ski trails give way to rugged mountain bike paths. Frozen lakes and rivers dissolve into miles of exciting canoe and kayak waterways. And backcountry ski trails turn into beautiful day hikes!

With over 1500 lakes and ponds, 46 major peaks, and hundreds of miles of hiking and bike trails, the Adirondack Park is, quite literally, a 6-million acre playground and sports paradise!

We invite you to browse our exciting selection of summer sports featuring everything from camping and rock climbing to canoeing and fly fishing, whitewater rafting, golfing, ballooning, hunting and so on.