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Adirondack Mountains, New York, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Adirondack Mountains?

You should plan to spend around $166 per day on your vacation in Adirondack Mountains. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $49 on meals
  • $33 on local transportation
  • $193 on hotels

A one week trip to Adirondack Mountains for two people costs, on average, $2,327. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Adirondack Mountains cost?

A one week trip to Adirondack Mountains usually costs around $1,163 for one person and $2,327 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Adirondack Mountains on average costs around $2,327 for one person and $4,654 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Adirondack Mountains will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Adirondack Mountains on average costs around $4,986 for one person and $9,973 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Adirondack Mountains has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Adirondack Mountains expensive to visit?

Prices in Adirondack Mountains are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Adirondack Mountains is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Sedona or Flagstaff.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Adirondack Mountains Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Adirondack Mountains?

The average Adirondack Mountains trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Adirondack Mountains travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $193
Local Transportation 1 $33
Food 2 $49
Entertainment 1 $17
Alcohol 2 $10 - 29
Accommodation Budget in Adirondack Mountains
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Adirondack Mountains is $97. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Adirondack Mountains is $193. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Adirondack Mountains

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Transportation Budget in Adirondack Mountains
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Adirondack Mountains is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $33 per person, per day, on local transportation in Adirondack Mountains.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Adirondack Mountains
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Rental Cars in Adirondack Mountains
The price of renting a car in Adirondack Mountains will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Adirondack Mountains
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Adirondack Mountains can vary, the average cost of food in Adirondack Mountains is $49 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Adirondack Mountains should cost around $20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Adirondack Mountains is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Adirondack Mountains
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Adirondack Mountains typically cost an average of $17 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Adirondack Mountains
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $19 on alcoholic beverages in Adirondack Mountains per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Adirondack Mountains On a Budget
Adirondack Mountains The Adirondack Mountains
Located in northeast New York State, the Adirondacks attract a large number of outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. It's the largest and first government protected park in the contiguous United States, and it's a popular year round destination for hiking, rock climbing, skiing, and more. The area covers about 5,000 square miles and is home to more than 200 lakes.

It's also home to Lake Placid, a popular ski resort area and former host of the Olympic Winter Games.
The Adirondacks are very large, and there are a number of sights and attractions in the region. Most people visit the Adirondacks to experience the area's natural beauty. There are countless hikes, waterfalls, and lakes that are beautiful and tranquil. A favorite area for waterfalls is High Fall Gorge. You can walk the trail in about half an hour and you'll see four impressive waterfalls. There is also a cafe and gift shop. The area is conveniently close to Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort.

Titus Mountain is another popular destination in the Adirondacks. It's a family friendly ski area that is enjoyable to visit year round.

Other notable attractions in the Adirondacks include Ausable Chasm and The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. Many people enjoy the thrill of visiting Six Flags Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom in Queensbury, or the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.
The Adirondacks are very large with a wide variety of regions and towns. Some of the more popular towns are described below.

Lake Placid is in the heart of the High Peaks, and is famous as the two time host of the Winter Olympics (1932 and 1980). There are a variety of facilities in town related to the games that you can visit.

Lake George is in the southeastern region and has a rich history as well as a popular outlet shopping.

Saranac Lake is a scenic town that is famous for its Winter Carnivals, skiing, tubing, and hiking.

Speculator is another popular destination with its many lakes for boating enthusiasts and Oak Mountain for skiing and snowboarding.

Long Lake has beautiful hikes, waterfalls, and a very natural setting.

North Creek is a great option for railroad enthusiasts (you can explore the old tracks by bike) or white water rafting. Gore Mountain offers winter skiing and impressive views.

Inlet is a small village that appeals to families. There are well maintained trails and a quaint mountain setting.

Tupper Lake is home to the Adirondack Public Observatory as well as The Wild Center. You can also visit Little Wolf Beach, which is a nice public beach with swimming areas and a floating dock.

Ticonderoga is where you'll find Fort Ticonderoga, which offers a glimpse at the area's military history.

Cranberry Lake is a mellow spot for camping, kayaking, and hiking.

The Adirondacks offer a wide variety of outdoor experiences year round. During the warmer seasons there's hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, paddle boating, whitewater rafting and more. During the winter months you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and a number of fun winter festivals. The Adirondacks is truly a year round destination with both thrilling adventure sports and family friendly activities that people of every all ages can enjoy.
Food and Dining
Towns throughout the Adirondacks have local restaurants with local dishes and cold drinks. There are breweries, bars, bistros, and cafes to choose from. There are also plenty of grocery stores where you can pick up supplies to enjoy picnic meals or snack breaks during long hikes.

You really need a private vehicle to explore the Adirondacks. The area is large and spread out, so for the greatest efficiency and convenience, a personal vehicle is a must.

Amtrak offers a line, "Adirondack", that connects Montreal, Quebec, and Penn Station (NYC) to Ticonderoga. There are a few shuttle buses that then travel on to nearby spots in the Adirondacks.

Another option is the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, which leaves from Utica's Union Station and travels to Thendara, which is south of Old Forge.

There is very limited bus service to the area that travels from Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany to places such as Keene Valley, Lake Placid, Tupper Lake, and Plattsburgh. These buses are operated by "Trailways" bus service.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of destinations around the world.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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