Destination Guide

  • Plan your trip to Dry Island
Getting there

Our caretaker will gladly pick you up at the local airport should you fly commercial or private aircraft. It is a 15 minute drive from airport to our launch site. Please let us know ahead of time and we will be there to meet you upon landing. Cape Air is the only major carrier at the Adirondack Regional Airport located in Lake Clear. The smaller Lake Placid Airport is about 30 minutes drive to the east.

Getting around

Rental cars are available at the Saranac Lake Airport (Hertz) or from other rental agencies nearby. They have everything from small cars to Chevy Suburbans at reasonable rates. We may be able to provide you with a ride in our Suburban, but having your own car or a rental car would give you the maximum flexibility, twenty-four hours a day.



The Adirondack Great Camps built in the late 1800's and early 1900's were rustic but elegant homes owned by America's most well heeled individuals. No expense was too great though many of these "vacation cottages" were used only a few weeks each summer. It was a place for the very wealthy and their friends to get away from the hectic pace of the cities.

Many of these people lived quietly amongst the forest while loons made their mournful cries and wind whistled softly through the giant pines. Some entertained lavishly but in a soft gracious style.

Acknowledgements: Kaiser, Harvey H. - Great Camps of the Adirondacks, David R. Godine, Inc., Boston, 1982.

Destination Highlights

  • Our selection of spots around Dry Island

Lake Placid Lodge Diner's Choice Winner 2012

Lake Placid Lodge has numerous dining options. Please join us in Artisans for an intimate experience. With our seasonally inspired meals and extraordinary view the dining room reserves in advance. We kindly ask that you make reservations by calling (518) 523-2700.

Lake Placid Club Boat House

Casual dinner place approx. 30 minutes driving time. Moderate prices and beautiful views of Mirror Lake.

The Whiteface Lodge

Somewhat upscale restaurant with music on certain nights during the summer. Impressive dining at the Kanu dining room.

Paradox Inn

Tiny dining room (four tables) in an old house just as you enter the Village of Lake Placid. Moderate to high price. Run by an interesting couple.