Covering a broad swath of New York State, from Albany all the way up to the Canadian border, the Adirondacks feature 46 peaks that reach to elevations higher than 4,000 feet. The mountain range seems to be cast in purple-green in the summer and is no less spectacular in the fall when its dense forest turns a thousand shades of orange, red, and yellow. Where before fur trappers and loggers populated the region, there are now skiers and hikers. These intrepid travelers flock there to enjoy the slopes and thick woods of the Adirondacks. Lake Placid and Lake Saranac are excellent for boating, fishing, and water skiing and their banks offer beautiful views for day visitors and overnight guests staying at the cabins that dot each lake’s shore. Check out our list of cabins with a view. Choose to stay beside a sparkling lake or at the base of a colorful mountain in the rugged Adirondacks.