With spring right around the corner, I wanted to share the following information with you about spring’s budding opportunities for maple sugaring and whitewater rafting in the Lake George Area of New York’s Adirondack Mountains.

As the snow melts and spring emerges from the depths of winter, along with the seasonal transformation comes the gloriously sweet tradition of tapping the sugar maples. The Lake George Area kicks off this especially sweet time of year when the Town of Thurman literally gets the party started with the Thurman Maple Sugar Party on March 9th where guests can enjoy a sumptuous all-you-can-eat buffet, live music and a dessert of old-fashioned Jackwax.

Following this opening event, maple sugaring weekends from March 9-24 will bring visitors to four unique sugarhouses showcasing a range of maple sugaring technology from bucket-taps to wood-fired evaporators and a new energy-efficient reverse osmosis process. Start the day with a pancake and sausage breakfast, then visit each sugar house for a tour, samples and recipes.

When April ushers in the raging whitewaters of the mighty Hudson and Moose Rivers and your sweet tooth has been satisfied, take an action-packed, adrenalin-infused ride-of-a-lifetime with ten of your best friends – and licensed guide, of course – on a whitewater rafting adventure. Snow melt combined with a scheduled dam release translates into some wild Class IV and V whitewater. This annual rite of passage for extreme outdoor enthusiasts is offered by experienced outfitters who provide all the gear you need for an adventure to be talked about for years to come.

Choose from a sweet maple sugaring experience or an adventurous whitewater rafting adventure to end that cabin fever and start anew this spring in the Lake George Area of New York’s Adirondacks – an easy-to-reach, affordable, year-round vacation destination for the whole family. For more information, please contact Joanne Conley at Warren County Tourism Development.

Thank you for your time,

Stanzi McGlynn

Joanne Conley
Warren County Tourism Department