Explore the nooks and crannies of this stunning 25-mile long lake tucked within the Selkirk Mountain Range, from the comfort of an historic resort. Check in to one of Elkins Resort's 30 cedar log cabins, tucked within the tree-lined shores of the pristine lake, and choose from the sports of the season or claim your Adirondacks on the grassy lawn. Hike through old-growth forests, discover local waterfalls, paddle a canoe, go kayaking or test your balance on a paddleboard. Check out the Priest Lake golf course, scout the mountain biking trails or play beach volleyball.
(Lynn O'Rourke Hayes (www.LOHayes.com) is an author, family travel expert and enthusiastic explorer. Gather more travel intel on Twitter @lohayes, Facebook, or via FamilyTravel.com)