Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center is located in the tiny town of Northville, NY, one that Adirondack.net calls a “true Adirondack village.” Right on the shores of the Great Sacandaga Lake, Northville provides residents and visitors alike the opportunity to go sailing, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling, and golfing in spring, summer and fall, and ice fishing, skiing and snowmobiling in winter.
Northville was first settled by Europeans around 1786 (although some areas south were settled earlier, around or about 1762). Native Americans lived in the area for centuries prior to the Europeans’ arrival. Continue reading
Maple sugar: the very term conjures up visions of bundling up in warm clothes, hiking in a forest and then “tapping” a maple tree for its delicious sap.
It’s evocative of Vermont and the New York Adirondacks in late winter and early spring. Skiing. Sledding. Ice Skating. Hot chocolate in front of a crackling fire.
Used as a traditional sweetener in the Eastern part of the U.S. and Canada, maple sugar was first used by Native Americans. It came to be known to European settlers for the first time when the second merchant ship built in the English Colonies (Blessing of the Bay) carried the sweetener to New Amsterdam (on the southern tip of Manhattan Island) from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1631. Continue reading
You probably don’t come to Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center to spend time in your cottages. They are fabulous, of course, but if you’ve made it this far, we highly recommend that you take advantage of our beautiful surroundings and take a walk around our 30 miles of wooded trails and our three-mile nature trail.
As easy as hiking is – just put one foot in front of the other – it is wise here in the Adirondacks to prepare properly. Read below for some tips on how to prepare for a hike around Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center. Continue reading
There’s just something so downright mesmerizing about a campfire. Often just simply staring into it and watching the flames dance is entertainment enough after a good day of relaxing, hiking, swimming, fishing, and more.
Read below for some more fun things to do while sitting around the campfire. Continue reading
A gentle kayak on Woods Lake in the Adirondacks at Lapland Lake. Quiet, crystal clear, non-motor. Almost heaven…
Handsome Viima is busy growing his rack (all of this progress has been since mid-April). It will be a beautiful one and will stay “in velvet” until the fall when he will rub off all the velvet to reveal the hard antler beneath! His winter coat is coming off gradually, and soon he will have a shimmering summer coat to proudly display.
Kiva (Karelian bear dog) and Balto (husky mix rescue pup) have become the best of friends! Balto always wants all the toys (that is a chewy bone between his paws), and Kiva generally waits patiently for Balto to become distracted before stealing them from him. That’s what she is doing in this photo…just biding her time!
Olavi at left supervises delivery of firewood, load #2 of four. Should keep him out of mischief for a day or two!
Lodge with us now through June 26 and enjoy 20% off regular lodging rates!
As low as $112/night includes up to four guests!
Rates include accommodations in a private tupa (housekeeping cottage), complimentary use of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, paddle boats, private beach & swimming facilities, beach toys, lounge chairs, swing sets, lawn games, 30-mile private hiking and biking trail network, wood-burning sauna (in keeping with Finnish tradition, we offer separate men’s & women’s hours each afternoon), and complimentary high-speed wireless service in the “Finnish Line” Lodge for guests who bring their own electronic devices.
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Excludes nights of 5/23-25. 8% state sales tax is additional.