The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands are Open

Have you had your vacation plans cancelled for the summer? Are you looking for some place to vacation while social distancing? If you live in New York or other nearby states upstate New York may be the answer.

The northern most part of New York includes the Adirondack Mountains and the Thousand Islands. The hotels and campgrounds in these regions are open. Popular activities in these regions include hiking, fishing, and boating. These are great activities that are easy to socially distance.

There are some things you need to be aware of before you leave. You must bring a mask to wear. Most businesses have signs up on the doors stating do not enter unless you have mask. If you are sick do not go. Hotels have signs on their door stating if you are coughing or sneezing, or generally feel sick, do not enter. Be prepared to pay by credit card or cashless. Not all places in these times will accept cash. Not all hotel restaurants were open in June. Some places offered bagged breakfast. Some food businesses, even though this region by the end of June was in stage 4 or opening up, still do not let anyone within the building.

What is available during your stay? Expect to not have cleaning service while you are there. This seems to be a statewide mandate. In some places outdoor pools are open. I did not see any indoor pools open in June. As of June museums are not open. Some stores are not open and they have help wanted signs up. Evidently they are having a hard time bringing back laid off workers. It is said they are making more on unemployment during this crisis. Many places have hand sanitizer to use before you enter. Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and paddle boats are available to rent.

Sunset on the St. Lawrence River looking towards the Canadian side.

Enjoy a hike! Enjoy time on a lake or river. It is possible to have a vacation and socially distance. Getting back to nature can be fun!

6 thoughts on “The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands are Open”

  1. Check the NYS travel restriction list first! I had to cancel our state park cabin rental because the state we are coming from is on the advisory list!

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    1. With good reason. NY has seen a lot of sickness and death from CoVid and we are doing well now. We don’t want a resurgence coming from states that are seeing many cases. I stayed within my state for trips this summer. If you are from a state with a lot of cases I advise you do the same. NYers trips to Florida were cancelled by Florida hotels in spring. Other states as well did the same to NYers. I’ve seen a lot of plates from states that are supposed to quarantine for two weeks. No one wants more cases here. The ones we have had lately were brought from Florida, North Carolina and other places. Come to NY when the cases in your state are low.

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