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Sarah

My favorite summer spot in the Finger Lakes region pretty much anywhere I can be out on the water whether it’s on a paddle board or a boat. Most of the time it’s Canandaigua, since Brad and I live just a few minutes away from the lake, but we are also frequently out on Seneca Lake and occasionally Keuka. Most of the time, we throw our paddle boards on our car and head to Kershaw Park, although we just launched at Onanda Park last week and that might be my new favorite spot. The view of Bare Hill is just beautiful.

Rachel

It’s the year of the Coronavirus, but there’s some good news: camping is still on = summer is NOT cancelled. My two favorite places to camp are both in the New York Adirondacks. 

For years, my favorite place to go camping was in the high peaks region of the Adirondacks––I hiked Mt. Marcy with a friend during a year when I particularly needed spiritual rejuvenation. I go there in the winter to rent a cheap bunk at the Loj and talk with other hikers, from all over the world, at the family-style breakfasts. I’ve camped in the canvas cabins, and even hiked a few high peaks solo (but almost always with a fellow girl friend). I have so many memories here that are connected to asserting my independence––and nothing does that quite like hiking a mountain. 

Last year, I tried a new spot with my son. Thanks to the recommendations from several friends, we tried out Indian Lake. My son and I love every kind of vacation you can go on––a bougie beach vacation; a city exploration of history, architecture, and museums; and we love a good campout. 

Indian Lake is different than other locations in the ADK because, rather than focusing in hiking (which you can certainly do, there), we focused on kayaking. In the lake itself are many little islands to which you can paddle. You can spend an entire day doing this. Further, in the middle of the lake, there’s a secluded campsite you have to boat to that doesn’t have running water. We didn’t do that, we camped alongside the lakeshore, and let me tell you, these are some of the best campsites I’ve ever seen. 

AND 👏🏼WE 👏🏼SAW 👏🏼A👏🏼LOON 👏🏼UP CLOSE!

Last year, we had our first mother-son camping trip (pictured above). We set up our tent, our hammock, lit one-match fires, played cards, and told scary stories. We hope to do it again this year! 

Maria

We discovered Sylvan Beach 2 years ago and we have made it a tradition to go back every year. It is an hour and a half drive from our house and the kids absolutely love it here. We get to stay in a hotel, which is just a quick walk from the beach. The beach is sandy with sand bars that go out a long way into to water. There is also a carnival within walking distance with rides and ice cream. We just love playing and relaxing in the sand and escaping everyday life for a while. 

Brad

Sarah and I are always looking for new trails to take our dogs on walks. We get a little tired of walking around our neighborhood everyday, especially when the weather is so nice. We are fortunate to have such a wide variety of options for trails so close to home and we are on the lookout for more!

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