Summer Staycation Ideas

by | Jul 22, 2020 | Blog

Five Capital Region Area “Things To Do” During Your Summer 2020 Staycation.

With New York’s quarantine list growing, the “Staycation” has made a comeback. The money saved on hotel rooms is more than enough to book an action-packed picture-worthy itinerary. We’ve compiled our top five “off the beaten path” picks for an incredibly unique staycation around the Capital Region.

1. Zip line Treetop Obstacle Adventures surface with Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course I-87 Exit 24 Bolton Landing NY

Adirondack Extreme offers over 120 treetop obstacles. Spend 2-4 hours under the canopy of the lush Adirondack forest. Courses increase in intensity, so you can choose your own adventure level.  The perfect family get-away or unique activity with friends. Open April through November, reservations are required. Adventure packages start at $33 for those aged 6 and up.

2. Whitewater Rafting with Wild Waters Outdoor Center, Warrensburg NY


Turn it up a notch, or two. Wild Waters offers a 17-mile Whitewater rafting trip down the beautiful Hudson River.  Exciting and unforgettable are just some of the words that have been used to describe this experience! Meet up with family and friends and paddle down this monumental river while having the time of your lives and epic tale to share forever.

3. The Buttermilk Float with Tubby Tubes, Lake Luzerne NY

The ultimate way to enjoy lazy hot summer days is under the sun floating down a picturesque waterway. Located 5 minutes from Lake George, Tubby Tubes is the pioneer of lazy river-tubing.

“We have been putting smiles on thousands of visitors for over 19 years!” says Heather & Eric Hamell.

4. Fly Above the waters’ surface with Extreme Hydro Flight, Lee’s Park Saratoga NY

Extreme Hydro Flight offers clients the chance to pilot their state-of-the-art fly board equipment with the supervision of their Certified Flight Instructors. You’ll fly up to 15 feet above the water’s surface for an unforgettable thrill as your friends and family watch you from the comfort of a luxury pontoon boat.

5. Guided Horseback Riding with One Trick Pony, Johnsonville NY

The trail ride begins creekside, where riders saddle up and begin their journey up to the top of Grafton Mountain. Along the way, they’ll pass through an apple orchard, then head out on old logging trails from Lundy’s former profession. As riders continue their ascent, they will likely see deer, birds, and other critters hiding in the woods.

On the mountaintop, riders can enjoy scenic views of Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York. Coming down, riders’ sense of smell is heightened by the aroma of a pine forest.