Published on October 1st, 2015 | by I Love Upstate New York


The Norridgewock

It’s rare to find a place so completely off the grid that not only is there no cell service, there is no road to get there. To travel to the Norridgewock Lodge, a place known only to snowmobilers and true campers, the trip (in the spring, summer and fall) starts with a boat ride across the Stillwater Reservoir. Your captain, part of the fifth generation of the family who lives in this small town year round, begins your journey with a history lesson. Ragtime music plays through the speakers as you hear the tale of how the Norridgewock came to be. Cruising past the remote beach campsites on the reservoir, bald eagles and even moose can be seen at the right time of year. You’re greeted at the dock by an old school bus which takes you the short distance into the town. Once at the Norridgewock Lodge you can dine, drink and wander around the gift shop while taking in the local atmosphere.

For more information on this unique day trip through the adirondacks visit the Norridgewock’s website. To learn more about camping and the Stillwater Reservoir click here.


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Check out the other parts of our Fall Escape series:
Part One – Thousand Islands Day Trip
Part Two – The Norridgewock
Part Three – Lake Road to Mt. Hope
Part Four – Adirondack Drive
Part Five – Watertown-Area Daytrip
Part Six – Ferry Ride on Lake Champlain
Part Seven – Lake Placid
Part Eight – Sharon Springs
Part Nine – Fulton Chain Lakes
Part Ten – Autumn Falls

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