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Typical Week (PDF)


Typical activities for a 1 week stay (Some require reserving weeks ahead-Some cost extra-Some are only available seasonally)

Day 1

  • Arrive at our mainland private "Barge" landing by 3 pm. (Sign at the top of the driveway says Prospect House Lane.)
  • Guests ride to the island (5 minute trip) in the Cobalt ski boat or in our 1930's wooden launch. Luggage is brought to the island in the Caretaker boat. Please tell the caretaker which luggage goes where (Main house, Log Cabin, etc.) and he will bring it there for you.
  • Relax and unpack
  • Explore, walk Nature Trail and use outdoor Hot Tub, Swim on our private beach, canoe, kayak, Spa, Fish, Water ski, Tube, Gym, Zodiac, Sail, etc.
  • Other activities at Camp Dakota: Frisbee, Bocci, Horseshoes, Catch, Ping Pong, Adk Guide boat, Optimist Sailboat, Cedar strip kayak, Budsin boat, Alerion sailboat, Computerized telescope, Arts and Crafts, Paddle making, etc.
  • Enjoy the sunset
  • Dinner
  • Tour of Upper Saranac Lake in the 30' wooden Hackercraft. Learn about the lake and its folklore.

Day 2 –Breakfast

  • Sailing and canoeing – Ride in the ski boat
  • Lunch on the deck.
  • Afternoon: Reading, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing, sailing, water skiing, etc. OR Lake Clear Beach and swim.
  • Alternative: Visit the new Wild Center Museum in Tupper Lake. This is roughly a 3 hour venture.
  • Dinner
  • Campfire on beach.

Day 3 – Breakfast, relax, swim, canoe, kayak

  • Drive 40 minutes to Mt. St Regis and walk/climb to top. See all the lakes from the fire tower. Bring walking stick and water. We supply day packs. Return to landing by 1 pm.
  • Swimming stop at Lake Clear
  • Lunch at Dry.
  • Afternoon massage in your room or the woods. (Advance reservations needed)
  • Guided Fishing trips with Joe Hackett (By reservation)
  • Dinner – Bocci or Horseshoes
  • Possible live music on deck (You select type of music)
  • Perhaps sleep in Lean to with fireplace or Treehouse
  • Day 4 – Breakfast, water ski, tube, kayak, etc.
    • Morning trip to Lake Placid or specialty activity: Golf, Horseback ride, sailing, helicopter trip, etc.
    • Lunch at Dry or on above activity
    • Green Island rope swing, read, play board games, hot tub, swim, ski, tube, etc.
    • Canoe the Racquette River.
    • Note: Guided tours available through Mac's Canoe Tours in Lake Clear or Joe Hackett, Licensed Guide
    • Dinner
    • Watch DVD on 42" Plasma TV, explore island, evening cruise.

    Day 5 Breakfast

    • Morning trip to Blue Mountain Adirondack Museum (1 hour drive) Have lunch there and explore area
    • Bike Fish creek campgrounds.
    • Dinner
    • Entertainment: If you will let us know what kind of music you most enjoy, we will try to bring a live group of that type to the island.
  • Day 6 Breakfast
    • Weller Pond Canoe trip – take lunch and packs
    • Dinner

    Day 7 Breakfast

    • Pack up for trip home
    • For those fortunate enough to stay more than a week, we have a long list of additional activities.

    Rev: 3/7/18

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