Even though Sunday was a misty/foggy and rainy day, we took a 180 mile drive through the northeast section of the Adirondack PARK.
First stop was Elk Lake Lodge, a lodge which is situated in a stunningly beautiful location - a 12,000-acre privately-owned forest preserve in the heart of the High Peaks. The lodge is situated about 6 miles through the forest off the main road so it is truly a wilderness lodge. Even though the lodge is pretty close to our home, the wife and I have had this place on our gotta-stay-there list for over 10 years. Maybe this year is the year.
A number of stops later, the next stop was at Buttermilk Falls (on the Raquette River near the village of Long Lake where the wife and I were married) which was running very high as a result of all of the recent rain. After checking out the falls, we adjourned to the Adirondack Hotel where I enjoyed a unique and quite tasty dinner of Guinness BBQ beef hash over risotto topped with a poached egg.