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Getting There & Away

The area's main airport is in Albany, although Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake has connections via Cape Air ( to Boston.

Both Greyhound ( and Trailways ( serve Albany and various towns in the Adirondacks, though a car is essential for exploring widely.

Amtrak ( runs from NYC to Albany (from $44, 2½ hours) and on to Ticonderoga ($69, five hours) and Westport ($69, six hours), both on Lake Champlain, with a bus connection to Lake Placid ($94, seven hours).