Sunday, August 8, 2010

A perfect Adirondack day

The Handsome Husband and I spent a relaxing Saturday at Silver Bay near the northern end of Lake George. We were taking advantage of a free day away offered to Saratoga YMCA members yesterday.
Silver Bay's website says, "The mission of Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks is to offer all people opportunities to renew, refresh and nurture their spirit, mind and body."
As we kayaked and swam and strolled and

relaxed on the porch, I think we qualified for the "renewed and refreshed" categories.
Silver Bay has lots of activities for all ages and we certainly saw many families happily trying them all out.

Although most folks seemed to be there for week-long vacations or retreats or family reunions, Silver Bay does offer day passes. The $24 day use fee isn't really unreasonable when you factor in all that is included, such as the use of canoes and kayaks and lovely beaches and many classes, lectures, and entertainment opportunities.
I'm hoping we can find an autumn weekend to go back and enjoy this peaceful place again. The inn looks charming, and what a view...
If you don't mind afternoon tea on the porch in lieu of gin and tonic, this might be a place you should check out.