Ringing in the New Year ADK Style

This is a little late, (11 days to be exact) but I wrote the blog the weekend after New Years, e-mailed it to myself and then couldn’t find it. Ended up, the e-mail was filtered into a different folder. Needless to say, I just found it.
It was the first New Years I had my own house, and was so excited to celebrate it with several of my friends. As I mentioned in a previous post, New Years is my favorite holiday, even though it’s blown way out of proportion.

I was a little, (OK, a lot) nervous, because it’s my first winter in the ADK and I wasn’t sure what was going to be open or what was going on.

We really didn’t have a specific plan, other then doing the Frostbite Cruise on Lake George New Years Day and then going to King Neptunes Pub.

Our no plan, plan ended up being an awesome weekend, filled with a ridiculous amount of food, wine, champagne, fun and adventure.  And the weather was perfect – just enough of the white stuff to be able to drink coffee and watch the flakes fall from the window, but not so much that we couldn’t leave the house.

New Years Eve day we trekked up to the Lake Placid region and visited two wineries that I would highly recommend – Swedish Hill, which is on the road into the village and Goose Watch, which has a tasting room in the village. Both offer 8 tasting and a glass with their logo for several bucks. You can’t beat that!

Lake Placid Village was busy, but not so much so that you couldn’t walk around. However, the one restaurant/brewery we wanted to go to had a 45 minute wait. We skipped it and went to the Dancing Bears instead. I can’t give a full review on this place, because most of us ordered nachos, which were decent. One of my friends ordered a turkey burger that she raved about. This place will defiantly be a must-stop location again. (and a future blog)

                                                         Our crazy, large nachos.

Just as we were leaving LP, snow started falling, creating the ultimate winter wonderland. Enjoy some of the photos below.

After heading back to Lake George, we rang in the New Year with chocolate amaretto fondue, fruit, champagne, beer and of course, leftover nachos. It was the first time I stayed with the ball dropped – a big difference from celebrating in Times Square last year – but it was a blast!

There was so much stuff in the fridge, we were chilling drinks in the snow!
(By the way, if you haven’t tried Andre’s Strawberry champagne, you don’t know what you are missing!)
My outdoor fire pit I was obsessed with having to use in the snow.
Frostbite Cruise on the Adirondac.
Looking back at the dock.
Good friends and good times! What more could you ask for.
And after this we of course headed over to the Adirondack Winery to do a tasting there!

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