Adirondack Discovery Adventures at Lake Clear Lodge
Shh…We may be raided! Explore one of the last original Adirondack lodges open to the public. Built in 1886 as a pioneering stage coach inn, celebrate our special winter theme when it operated during the 1920’s Speakeasy era! This 131 year old living museum immersed in a historical 25 acre Great Camp setting of wooded x-country and snowshoeing trails leading you to mesmerizing mountain-lake sunsets on our secluded beach as it makes it way to a spectacular northern lights style stargazing where it seems you can touch the heavens. From Adirondack History of Food Tasting Events and savory Great Camp dinners to fun and interactive Old World cooking demos, History of Beer workshops and special lantern-lit trail events such as snowshoeing and sleigh rides, it is also the story of 4 generations of Adirondack pioneering and Old World families.
Adirondack Discovery – A Fun Evening Adventure for the Romantic to Families!
Build your own Adirondack Discovery through a series of experiences!
Begin your adventure with 30-minute discovery demonstrations with experiences ranging from: Adirondack culinary heritage, the History of Beer & the Adirondacks place in it, Adirondack History, and more! Contact us for the latest offerings and schedule.
After your Discovery demos, play on the Adirondack’s only lantern-lit trails through the woods to the lake…where Einstein contemplated. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and more may be available on scheduled evenings as we harken you back to experience what traveling through the Adirondacks 131 years ago may have been like.
Your Adirondack Discovery experiences continue as your lantern-lit trail meanders you to the door of our Fireside Rathskeller, located in the 1886 Main Lodge. Come inside to enjoy a beverage around our fireplace and take a tour of our one-of-a-kind beer cellar which has been featured in USA TODAY. The cellar was built from trees hit by lightning and is carved out of the original foundation of the Lodge and houses the Adirondacks largest collection of craft import beers.
As part of your Discovery experiences 2 options for heritage dining await you.
- Our featured Adirondack Alps Great Camp Dinner - A forgotten Adirondack experience comes back to life. This 3 course meal includes our nightly soup, salad and choice of main entrée. Sample entrée choices include: our famous Schnitzels, grass-fed Beef Stroganoff, Wild Caught Salmon, and Lodge Smoked Pork.
- History of Adirondack Food: The Speakeasy days - Shh…We may be raided! Journey through the eras from the Native Americans and Pioneers to the Cure Cottages and Grand Hotels. Finish off with today’s Farm-to-Fork and tomorrow’s Superfoods as we feature when the Lodge operated during the illustrious Adirondack Speakeasy era of the 1920’s! Our 5 eras of history come alive as your 5 course tasting is paired with demonstrations, displays, trivia and fun history. And oh yes, hidden beer cave, concealed tables and watch out for that 20’s Cop’er…
Our daily discovery program is completely customizable and available as a special romantic occasion or private event for a larger group or a shared adventure among several individuals or smaller groups. Seating is limited. Please contact us before arriving to find out program schedule and availability for our shared adventures, or to schedule your own private day.
We do also offer a diversity or rustic elegant lodgings located spaciously apart on our 25 acres in the Adirondack Great Camp tradition. These include Supp & Snooze rooms, chalets with fireplaces and lake-view suites. You do NOT have to stay at the lodge in order to be our guest for the day! Visit our website for more info about the Lodge on Lake Clear, view our lodging accommodations, and book a room.
Special tours available Saturdays at 3:00PM. Sign up required.