? The Adirondack Museum is located on NY 28N/30, Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.; www.adirondackmuseum.org or (518) 352-7311. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 14, plus Oct. 20-21, and Oct. 27-28. (The museum will be closed Sept. 7). Adults, $15; children 6-12, $8; children under 6 free. Admission is good for two consecutive days.
? CANOE TRAIN: Tickner’s Canoe Rentals in Old Forge, N.Y., offers a “River & Rail” package where you can rent or put in your own canoe for a four-hour float trip down the Moose River, ending at an Adirondack Scenic Railroad stop downstream for a half-hour train ride back to the Thendara
station near Tickner’s. Rates: $36 including canoe or kayak rental and train ride ($16 with your own boat) plus $8 fee per adult, $4 per child. The package is offered Thursday-Sunday;
reservations required. Tickner’s is near the Utica exit on the New York
State Thruway; www.
ticknerscanoe.com/ or (315) 369-6286.
? ADIRONDACK SCENIC RAILROAD: www.adirondackrr.com/ or (800) 819-2291. Scenic excursions departing from Utica’s Union Station, Thendara Station near Old Forge, Saranac Lake Union Depot and Lake Placid. Special themed rides include “eco lecture,” murder mystery and train robbery themes, wine sampling, holiday trains. Schedule and fares vary; most trains run June to October.
This undated photo courtesy of the Adirondack Museum shows Blue Mountain Lake from the grounds of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.
? Travel time to Blue Mountain Lake is about eight hours.