Lake Time in the Adirondack Mountains
Being a California kid, I spent a lot of time at the beach. Then in my early 20’s, I spent some time at Lake Nacimiento in central California jet-skiing and wake boarding. Lakes. Are. Awesome. Lake culture is chillin’ with an ice cold beer or iced white wine on a boat just sitting in the moment, enjoying the splendor of the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin, and the smell of sunscreen. It’s been many year’s since I’ve felt that vibe, so when our friend Ryan invited us to spend a week in the New York Adirondack’s at his parents Lake House, we said… “also-fuckin-lutely.”
Getting to the Adirondack’s from California, not so easy. But of you’re in NYC, Boston, or Montreal, piece of cake! We arrived on a tiny plane and drove to Lake Clear, a private lake with no public access, but in the Adirondack’s there are many lakes, the most famous being Saranac Lake. One thing is certain, each of the lakes are gorgeous and an amazing breathe of literal fresh air from city life.
Days on Lake Clear we spent paddle-boarding, swimming, tube-lounging (can I coin that?), and boating. Wake-boarding is my personal fave.
Wakeboarding at sunset is the absolute best, or just lounging lakeside with a glass of rose. Evenings we spent over a group dinner, followed by good conversation, piano playing, board game playing, dancing… lake life. So chill. So energizing. So connected to the earth and to other people.
We ran into some of friends of friends who built a tiny house and invited us over for tiny coffees on their tiny porch. I now have an obsession with tiny houses. How cute is this?
This post is mainly to say, “get out on a lake!” Viewing bodies of water helps create endorphins to feed your happiness. It definitely fed mine!
California readers, if it’s to far for you, here is a list of some great lakes…