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Saturday, July 09, 2016

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We've never traveled in this area with the MH. We use to just take Motorcycle trip around which is perfect. Do use your bug spray! My main reason for disliking this area in the summer are the deer and horse flies. The horse flies are huge and drill big holes in your skin that hurt for days. Have fun:)

Your tenacity is impressive both of you. Sounds like even if you could have made a reservation, you might not have liked any of the campgrounds so what you've done sounds like a good compromise. Looking forward to hearing about hiking and paddling. How do you remember all these details??

What's interesting about this to me is this is the area where we very first started camping when we didn't know anything. Finding campgrounds was rough and going without reservations was un-thinkinkable, and I have been very curious on how you would do there. Was it just because we were newbies or indeed is it really hard to find decent, affordable sites for bigger rigs. Thanks for really laying out what you are finding as you go. Our experience and again we were super new was old, old parks with small sites, usually fully booked on weekends and very expensive. Will watch with interest as you continue.

Did yu heck out 8th lake.campground near inlet/raquette lake ? There were some big.rigs there last time we paddled through (northern canoe and kayak trail goes through the park..)

We lived in Upstate NY for 7 years back in the 90s. We were amazed at the size and beauty of the Adirondacks and that almost no one went there. We camped for several weeks there each year. Of course we had a pop-up. Yes, the entire area is not big rig friendly, but I guess that keeps it more wild and simple. Fish Creek/Rollins Pond was our favorite for camping/paddling. We've hiked all over that place with our 4 kids back then. Loved it so much I wrote a self published campground book for all the NY State Parks and DEC parks. This was before all the on-line maps/info was available. An amazing area to see, but just not for big rigs. Green Lakes SP is awesome too and you could get big rigs in there. Hope you have better luck in Vermont, but from my memory it was not really big rig friendly either in many of their state parks.

Wow..I was thinking back to when we camped in the Adirondacks: It was 1985, and we were still tent camping! I remember we had a Chevette that we would have to turn the air conditioner off in order to get enough power to make it up Whiteface. Good memories!

Sadly it's become almost impossible to camp in most of the beautiful campgrounds in the Adirondacks unless you make reservations 9 months in advance. Also you need to know the specific campgrounds so you know which sites you can fit your rig into. Large rigs just don't fit in most of them. I grew up tent camping in the Adirondacks where it was on a first come basis, that's long gone. You need to check on line regularly as people often make reservations but then cancel them and sometimes you can snag a campsite that way. However we never just try to go camping at the last minute or you might not find a campsite anywhere.

If you get a rainy day where you can't get outdoors , the Adirodack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake is awesome. It covers everything from art and architecture of the region to its history and culture. Highly recommended. Have fun!

We've been to North Pole Resorts with the kids. We also had a hard time doing a reservation. It took us almost 6 months from the original plan. But I could say, it was worth it! The kids enjoyed the rowboats.

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