1. Adirondack Extreme $35-$45
My fiancé, friends and myself loved going to this aerial obstacle course. It was physically and mentally challenging (if you are afraid of heights), the at the end of the day you are left with a feeling of accomplishment. I would recommend this activity to young couples looking for something fun to do on the weekend. The course takes about 3-4 hours to complete and ranges in levels of difficulty. Check online for height and age requirements and make sure to book reservations ahead of time.
2. Ride on the Mini-Ha-Ha $12.25 and under
I remember riding on the Mini-Ha-Ha as a child with my family. The ticket prices are reasonable and it is a great experience for children, families, couples and people of all ages. There is an array of different cruises to choose from and their departure times are scattered throughout the day. Also don’t forget that there are fireworks all summer long in Lake George (check out online to see the day and times).
3. Picnic and Hiking in Thatcher Park Free/ Cost of Food
I actually just visited this state park this past weekend, and it is as beautiful as I remember. We went on a nice and easy walk on the Indian Ladder Trail and made sure to take lots of pictures. The views were stunning and the cost was free to park at the overlook. You could easily make a fun filled day with family and friends at this location. I think that I'll have to return soon with some picnic goodies and outdoor games.
4. Day at the Race Track $3 and up
The Saratoga Race Track is a token landmark of Upstate NY and if you have never been, then this summer would be a great time to check it out. Even if you don't like to gamble, the track is still a nice time. You can enjoy watching the races and get caught up in the excitement.
5. Trip to the Boston Aquarium $64-$75
If you know that it might rain during the weekend, then it might be a good time to check out an indoor activity like the aquarium. Wade tours offers round trip transportation and includes ticket prices to the aquarium. With gas prices back on the rise, having a charted tour takes allows you to really enjoy your ride and not work about driving/ stopping to fill up. The same tour company also offers trip for whale watching and multi-day get away.
6. Adirondack Tubing Adventure $18.95
I haven't actually used this company to go on a tubing adventure, but I have done this in other locations and can say from experience that this activity is fun for everyone. Whether you want to lay back and enjoy the ride or horse around with friends and family, you can have fun no matter your age.
These are just a few activities that I have enjoyed in the past and look forward to doing again in the near future. Whatever you decide to do this summer, make sure to enjoy the weather and get outside. Being able to relax and have fun allows us to control our stress levels. Decreasing your stress is good for your health in more ways than one, so do yourself a favor and go play!