Just a comment...I visited with a whole bunch of people two weeks ago and my reservation was misplaced. You guys scrambled and still got us out on the course. I really appreciate the effort and great service. A number of us came back the following week and also had a great time. Thanks for the adventure and I will certainly repay you by spreading the good word about Adirondack Extreme.
I was in the 5-person 8:30am group on Saturday, July 30. The entire experience was great, but I just wanted to give an extra compliment to one of your employees in particular. The guy directing/coaching people at the Leap of Faith is perfect for that spot (I’m sure you have various people that work there, but it was at about 11:00am, if that helps). It took me a while to get the courage to walk off the ledge, but he was patient and extremely helpful. Just wanted to make sure he gets some acknowledgment for being awesome!
Absolutely fantastic day. I was there on Friday with my daughter and her friend and it was an incredible adventure. Highly recommend to everyone who are thrill seekers. Staff very outgoing and friendly. Lodge great place to hang out when waiting for the ones doing the courses. My 17 year old daughter did all 5 courses and she was exhausted but thrilled. She’s planning on coming again! Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Dear Adirondack Extreme,
I would completely recommend you guys to anybody and everybody I know. A group of people and I decided to head up to Adirondack Extreme to celebrate my birthday on July 17th. After a bit of a late start and an hour 1/2 drive, we all arrived at about noon. We were all high spirited and excited to tackle what was thrown at us. I thought it would be okay for six people to go without a reservation. However, we were politely informed that they were booked and could reserve us in three hours. After checking with the group, we decided to grab a bite to eat and come back. When we came back, we signed the waiver and received our harnesses. We went to the demonstration course and after about 15 to 25 minutes, they let us start. When they said Adirondack EXTREME... They were NOT kidding. I expected a few climbing courses and some zip lines. It was a fully loaded with every challenge in the trees you can think of. There were also plenty of zip lines and you could go at your own pace. A friend of mine said, "Whoever thought of all of this is a genius." I was terrified in the beginning but with adrenaline and determination, I began to full appreciate every challenge. All six of us made it through the first three courses without a break. One friend who had a baby three weeks ago sat out after three courses. I was completely impressed with her tenacity to do three. Four of us completed to the ending of course four and one of us completed all five courses. You NEED to have upper body strength to get through course five. I stopped in the middle of course five because my arms hurt and simply... my body was just exhausted and done. One of the guides reassuringly came up to get me and lowered me down from about 30 feet. All of us cannot wait to go back and I am personally looking forward to completing the fifth course. Thank you for being host to one of the most amazing birthday’s in my twenty six years!
I want to say thanks for helping us to have a great day. The staff are still talking endlessly about it and sharing photos and will be for days.
They had a fantastic time, start to finish. The guides working with us were super supportive and helpful (and we asked a lot of questions and had several people need to be lowered) and we really appreciate it!
Several of our crew are planning trips with families or youth groups now - you guys were a big hit!
Dear Adirondack crew,
I am so sorry... when I got home, my husband told me about the message (when you were trying to locate us). He said we had a 9:00 climb time? I’m so sorry - I got the time mixed up - I thought we were supposed to be there for 9:30, for a 10:00 climb time. I don’t know where I got my wires crossed... Here I was upset, because we were 1/2 hr. late, and we were actually 1 1/2 hrs late! Thank you for still taking us, even though we were so late. I would have been ticked, if I was you guys - you must have thought we were no-shows, by the time we finally arrived...
My whole troop wants to thank you guys - we had a FABULOUS time. Steve was a wonderful guide - he was helpful and encouraging when we were in the trees, and very patient when some of the girls were hanging from cables : ) Getting one of my girls, off of the last obstacle on the silver course, was a bit of a challenge, but he remained good natured and playful, as he struggled to drag her across. Way to go Steve! I didn’t catch your name, but whoever was in the shop, and helped me get patches for the girls, made a lot of happy Girl Scouts. Thank you to you too!
This event was a wonderful experience for the girls - something they might never do on their own. Almost every one of the girls, at some point, said “I can’t do this, I want to get down”. Every one of them ended up going further after they had said that. Some girls left the course earlier than others, but they all accomplished sections they didn’t think they could. I think every single one of them went home excited about the trip - even the ones who were scared out of their minds. I suspect some of them may never do it again, but I think they’re glad (and proud) that they did it once. A few of them asked me about the cost, on the way home, because they want to go back with their families! I suspect my sister and I will be back again at some point - it will be my 3rd visit : )
Thanks again, for having such a wonderful, unusual, safe, friendly experience to share. I have told many people about it, and I intend to continuing to spread the word. It was hard work, and I’m really sore right now, but I am already trying to figure out who I want to ask along next summer.
Leader - Highgate Cadette Troop 30203
PS - I’m every bit as proud of my own achievements on the course, as the girls are of theirs. I wasn’t as afraid as many of them, but my body is way older...
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I googled unique fun adventures in the Adirondacks and planned a family trip around this extreme adventure. My teen girls 17 and 19 and my husband and I both 50 loved this amazing most challenging arial act. The young guides were awesome and gave a sense of security as they watched us tackle the course. Individually and as a family we were proud that we conquered the 5 adult courses. You must go! Our Sagamore Hotel stay was a perfect ending.
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I just went to Adirondack Adventure with my boyfriend (both in our early 20s) and we had an excellent time! I’m writing this glowing recommendation despite the fact that every inch of my body aches from completing all courses back-to-back yesterday. It’s so much fun and definitely worth the soreness and money!
We went on a Sunday and it seemed pretty packed. You should make reservations in advance. After being harnessed in and given a quick overview, you were pretty much on your own to go through the courses without any guides up on the actual course (they were scattered on the ground below if needed for assistance).
The variety of obstacles, difficulty, and height made the whole experience interesting and challenging without feeling monotonous. The zip lines during the course were my favorite parts - you could just jump off and relax for a few moments while enjoying the beautiful forest rushing past you. There were also interesting components added to the course like rock climbing, rope swings, tight ropes, nets, etc. I felt completely comfortable with the safety equipment/measures provided without it compromising the feeling of freedom you get when gliding between the treetops.
At some points, the course became a bit backed up and you had to wait for slower people in front of you. However, the guides watching from the bottom did try to manage the pace and allow smaller/faster groups to pass larger/slower ones. Once you reach the end of the course - you won’t mind having to take a break every once in a while. During the third course, we had no one behind or in front of us and we flew through it and had the chance to take some funny pictures and watch other people on different levels around us.
Definitely bring water, preferably in a bottle that clips to you, because the obstacles can be very tiring and take a lot out of a person. The final “Black course” will surely be a stretch for people who don’t normally exert themselves (especially upper body muscles) on a regular basis. If you have a bad back or anything, I wouldn’t recommend it. However, I’m very petite and rarely do any physical activity and I was able to finish. Once you start the last course, you push yourself to that final zip line at the end!
I dropped my sunglasses off my head doing the inverted zip line (they threw them back up to me) so I don’t recommend bringing them. I didn’t need sunglasses or sun block- the tree tops provide great shade so you stay cool. I’d recommend pants with zip pockets for a phone or camera to take some great pictures. Oh! And purchase the $3 gloves if you plan on going to the black course because your hands will burn all day from the ropes!
Overall, you might be in desperate need of a massage the next day but you can walk away with bragging rights and/or memories of a unique nature experience.
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Ok, so let me just tell you that the last time I exercised was maybe a few months ago. When I mean a few months ago I really mean probably a year ago.
I’m gun-ho about doing anything out of the ordinary though so when my boyfriends family decided to do this action pack military style adventure course my boyfriend was a bit hesitant and I would rather go ride horses because well, its what I knew how to do already. It was 6 of us that went on to partake in this extreme adventure.
When I got there I saw little old ladies, children and older gents. I thought to myself... "really, this is an action packed extreme course?"
We get to the front desk and sign in. We’re given an option of prices which varied.
First they give you a harness to wear so you wont fall from 60 feet up in the trees. Which I didn’t know we would be going up that high. That’s still not an issue though. But misleading to a smart*** that thinks she can do anything if old ladies and children are flying through the course that you see in the front of the sitting area.
The guide checks my harness and makes sure that I didn’t screw anything up. Sweet. I’m ready to rip this place apart, get over with it and go find a place that has lattes or any other form of coffee.
After giving us the safety talk we head on over to the demo area. My group, being an awesome group flew through the instructional course and we were ready to rip through this.
Mistake number one: Just because you think the course in the front was the main course, you are sadly mistaken. That was the kids course and that went up in the air 15 feet! That was FOR KIDS! Im screwed.
The five courses here for adults are:
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I would definitely recommend this as a top attraction when visiting the Lake George area. All the workers/ guides are young but, they are very informative, professional, and willing to help anytime you ask or if they see you struggling on an obstacle they will give you advice to get it done. Not for the couch potato, you will get a serious upper body workout. As other reviewers have stated, pack a cooler for lunch and have a great day!!!
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Kids complaining.....again! “I don’t want to go, I want to stay here.” Thankfully, we reserved and couldn’t cancel in time. Needless to say, they had the time of their vacation! We have four boys, ages 7, 8, and twin 10 year olds. Dad stayed with little guys on the children’s course, Mom went up high in the trees with bigger boys. What a blast! Mom wanted to go onto level 5 but twins were done at the end of level four.
Tips: either bring a bag lunch and cooler of water or come just after eating. You will want to stay on the course for a couple to few hours. Our mistake was to arrive at 10:30am without packing a lunch. At 1:00pm, everyone was hungry. Mom would have stayed longer and finished course five if she didn’t have a group of wimpy boys in tow! Ha!
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I would give this place six stars if I could. Or more, for that matter. SUCH a challenging and fun place to spend a morning or afternoon climbing, swinging, and using your muscles amidst the treetops. Have come here now two years in a row during our family vacation to Bolton Landing, and have loved it each time. The place is so incredibly professional and well-run, and no matter what our physical ability, everyone in the family always manages to have a blast and challenge ourselves. Love it, and looking forward to next year already.
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The adventure course is a unique idea. We went with our 22 and 19 year old sons. They had an incredible time as did my husband and I. There are 5 courses getting progressively harder and higher. They are VERY strict on safety which is what you want when you are 40-60 feet off the ground in the trees. There are a large variety of obstacles and zip lines on every course. I myself made it on 4 out of the 5 courses. My sons and my husband did complete the 5th course with a little difficulty but had an incredible time and a feeling of accomplishment. It is an extremely well run attraction. We cannot wait to go back again and do it all over again. It is a great thing to do with older kids but there are also courses for younger kids. There is something for everyone and you can stop whenever you feel you have reached your limit. It takes about 3.5 hours to do all 5 courses. An excellent way to spend a day in the Lake George area.
Thanks for a really great time!!! It was great fun and a great challenge. All of the course staff were just great...Jason & Colin did our demo/instruction and were helpful throughout the course. My daughter got all the way through the 5 courses, and felt such a sense of accomplishment. My son attempted the 5th course, and he also was so proud that he had completed the 4 courses, and started the 5th. It is incredible just how much stamina it takes! And my son’s friend also was thrilled. He was not sure about doing the activity at first, and got finished with the first two courses, and elected to take a break. He did the zipline a couple of times and then watched the team work together to get a man down out of the course. For whatever reason, he decided he wanted to do the silver course, and so started! He talked himself thru it and got to the end with a great sense of accomplishment! It was great to see him overcome his own hesitate and be proud of what he did!
All three are already talking about coming next year!
Thanks again for a great experience! Linda
Hi My friend and I were there on 6/14/10, and we loved it. The staff member who did our training course was great and he stayed with us until it got busy. He talked about the course and gave us hints. Just wanted to say what a great time we had, I can't wait to come back and bring my family since I told them how fun it was.
Thanks again!! Karen T.
Hello to Jamie and all of your amazing staff,
I wanted to thank you so much for being so accommodating, and for the excellent way in which you treated everyone in our group. Students and chaperones alike agreed that this was the best field trip they had ever been on! We have all been raving about it, and I would not be surprised if you get other groups from Wahconah in the future (I have told them to plan their timing better than I did!). I know that several of the students and chaperones are already making plans with their families for another trip to Bolton Landing!
Thanks again, Cathy G.
I just wanted to say thanks for the great time we had at ADK extreme yesterday. I drove up from Buffalo and met my niece from NJ and spent our saturday morning playing with our inner monkeys. We had a great time and really enjoyed playing on your adult playground!
I just wanted to let you know that your staff was great and very helpful. They were very polite in making corrections where needed and they exercised great patience with the group ahead of ours which was obviously more challenged by the course than most of your guests. It was nice to see that there was always someone within sight range if we had needed help along the way. I felt very comfortable up in the trees and thought that the mini course we did before going out was a great way to get a feel for what to expect once we were on the course itself.
I really enjoyed the morning and am looking forward to returning with more of my friends later this summer.
By the way...I'm also no where near as sore as I anticipated I would be... Carol
I’m an active 52 year old in reasonable shape and have had my share of adventures over the course of my life but I have never experienced anything like Adirondack Extreme Adventure. I was blown away by the professionalism of the entire staff, the beauty of the surroundings and the adrenaline rush from the course. The Guides were well trained and it was obvious that safety was paramount.
Thank you for a truly unique experience, Bill F.
Jamie: I just wanted to thank you and your staff one more time for doing such a great job with our junior high kids yesterday. Everything worked out perfectly. I want you to know that the adults on the trip were super impressed with one of your guides (Collin). He went above and beyond to help our blind student. That experience made a huge impact on our blind student and other special education students that were on the course. We were absolutely amazed at how well they did. Thanks again and we hope to come back up next year.
Mike C. Shaker Junior High School
I just wanted to express our gratitude on behalf of the girl scouts and parents. We had a great time and appreciate your beautiful facility and wonderful staff. Many of us plan to return again with other family members and friends.
Thank you, Laurie
I just wanted to say thank you! My wife and I traversed the course on May 8th and loved it! We are working on organizing our soccer and volleyball teams to make the trip up for an outing. We had a great time, thanks again!
I just wanted to thank you for having such an amazing course!! My friends and I had a blast at Adirondack Extreme. More than just a trip, it was a self discovery adventure for many of us; we kept pushing one another to do the next course and that just showed how motivating and team-work oriented we all were. I have been recommending your adventure course to all my friends in NYC!! Again, thank you very much on behalf of all of us! Here is a link to our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKwaNPuu7h8
I’ve been meaning to write since we visited your site this summer with our three, six year old triplets. You may remember us because there was some confusion about reservations (we thinking we didn’t need reservations for the Jr. course and your folks thinking we were talking about the playground area when we called for reservations.) Anyway, you let our kids on the course and it was a great experience for them.
In my past life, I worked as a ranger and professional nordic ski patroler. From the professionalism of your staff, to the layout and construction of your courses, I was very, very impressed. I have talked to a number of people about your operation and what a great experience it was for our kids (as well as their uncle and cousins who went on the adult course.) We plan on returning when we are back in the area.
Again, thank you for a great experience.
Mike C.Belchertown, Mass.
What an amazing adirondack playground! Thanks so much for bringing it to our area. It was so nice to tear my little brother away from video games and television and see him challenge himself both mentally and physically in a beautiful setting. We both had an incredible time testing our boundaries and encouraging each other to push them just a little farther than we thought possible. We bonded like never before and still have not stopped talking about it. Your staff possessed the perfect combination of enthusiasm, humor, and kindness, but they also knew when to step back and let each individual find their own way. This was well worth the cost of admission. I can’t thank you enough.
We completed the course on August 5. I wanted to let you know my daughter said it was the BEST birthday she has had! Your course is challenging, yet fun for all. Upon our return home, I informed my friends of this unique treasure hidden in the Adirondacks!
Thank you for such a great time and a wonderful family bonding experience!!!! We WILL be back, maybe next time with a soccer team...
I wanted to just say that my children and I had a GREAT time at your course when we visited on June 19th. This was amazing. We live in Colorado and have nothing like this. My 11 year old daughter and I went through 4 of the 5 courses and decided to stop at the black course. My 13 yr and 17 yr old sons made it through the black course and said it was challenging and a great experience. This was all they could talk about. I hope that other states will catch on and build this same sort of course. It was truly a great experience for my family. Your staff was very professional and courteous and kept us safe on the course. Thank you again and KUDOS to your course!!
The Barson Family, Colorado
This past Monday, June 29 my daughters’ Girl Scout leader took my girls and myself on your course. It had to be one of the best times we have ever spent together. To see our girls achieve goals they never thought they would do was so exciting. The same went for all the adults who came. Your staff was there for all of us along the way which included a few rescues. I would highly recommend your facility to anyone and everyone! Hope to see you again!
Nancy T.Meriden, CTTroop 66076
You have quite a unique place. Our group from CT had a wonderful time. We now have memories and photos to talk about for a long time. “Big Red” got his glasses fixed and we had so much fun telling stories that night over dinner.
Thank you again.The Brady-Lux, Weimann-Hornik, Costello and Harrell Group
Hello All,I want to thank you again for the wonderful experience you’ve given our Girls Soccer Program here at Galway (Sat, Oct. 11th). All of the players had an awesome time, even if they didn’t complete all 4 courses (although more than half did!!). This was our first team-building activity we’ve done with all 3 teams (modified, JV, and Varsity), so it was a very unique experience for all! By the way, they are STILL talking about it!
Your guides were FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much for everything. I’ve been there twice now, and can’t wait to go a third time!
Yours in sport,Paula C.Phys. Ed. Teacher, Soccer CoachGalway Girls Soccer Teams
I just have to send you folks a big “THANK YOU!!!” My girl scouts and I had a great time today. We are so proud that most of us made it through all 5 courses. Pretty darn good for a bunch of a 11, 13, and 40 year old kids. We were tempted to call for a rescue 1/2 way through the black course but we persevered and learned a lot about ourselves... We are some pretty tough girls. Your guides are wonderful! So attentive and patient. And your property is beautiful. At AEAC you aren’t just observing nature, you’re a part of it. I can’t wait to get a group of my volleyball teammates up there for some tree top fun and then maybe some volleyball and a campfire.
Lisa W.Girl Scout Troop 2422Rotterdam, NY
I just wanted to THANK YOU so much for all the assistance and patience your guides showed my girls. They had a BLAST and can’t wait to come again. I as a leader thank you because I had a very QUIET ride home since they all fell asleep. We enjoyed this wonderful day and hope to see you all real soon.
Tracy C.Troop 1405, Glenmont
We had a great experience at Adirondack Extreme this weekend. Your staff was terrific (which I experienced personally when I hit the wall halfway across the last gap on the black course and one of the guides had to come up and get me down.)
Thanks again for a great day!Peter H.
Hi, I wanted to let you know we ended up going Saturday morning. The only way I can describe our adventure is I had the most amazingest, awesomest fun time I’ve had since I was about 10 (I’ll be 49 next week). We all finished the 3rd course and I was the only one to try the 4th. I had to stop after the 3rd element (I couldn’t feel my arms anymore), but I will be back next summer. I already told my son he has to grab a bunch of his friends and road trip up there next summer also. Keep up the excellent work!
Lynne L.Garnet Valley, PA
I ended up calling. We came and had the best time!!!! It was a great experience for our whole family!!! Everyone we came across in lake George - we told about your place.
Dear Adirondack Extreme Staff,
My family and I were your customers this past Monday. We had a wonderful experience. All of the staff that we interacted with were friendly and helpful. The grounds and equipment were clean and well maintained. The obstacles were fun and challenging.
My 12 year old completed the Red course before deciding that he wasn’t quite ready for the Black course. He intends to complete the whole course next year. My two 9 year olds had a great experience on the Yellow course and are already waiting until they are tall enough to do the more advanced courses. Of all the things we did in the area (Amusement Park, Beach, Pool, Arcades, Museums, Miniature Golf, etc.), this is the one that were the most excited about. They continue to talk about it as the highlight of our trip.
Thank you.Jonathon K.
Hi,I just wanted to let you know that I visited your obstacle course last week with a bunch of family and friends and we all considered this one of the highlights of our vacation.
I’ve never run across anything like this anywhere else! What a cool place - I’ll definitely do it again next year. It sure beat going to the Great Escape (and I’m an amusement park fanatic, so that says something).
I work at a radio station in Buffalo, NY (Star 102.5, a hot a/c format targeting families) and talked all about it during the morning show on Monday. Callers were definitely interested in more info, so I directed them to your website via my station blog, where I posted pictures and a review of my visit.
Thanks again for a great time. I look forward to trying the 4th level course next year!
John AnthonyStar 102.5 Buffalo, NY
My family (all 7 of us) visited your adventure course last week... Adirondack Extreme. We were guests at the Sagamore and took their recommendation to give it a try. You were kind enough to give us some history. I wish you the best of luck with what I am sure is going to be an incredible business.
When someone providing a great service, as you are, I try to make the point of complimenting them. You and your staff were in a word - awesome. My wife, my children (ages 10 to 16) and I had a wonderful half day on your property. The safety training was thorough and understandable. Plus, your guides tested each of us to make sure we understood their instruction before we got onto the course. When we were on the course, there was always a guide close at hand to offer advice, encouragement or help. Being high in a tree would normally be a cause for concern, at your course we all felt safe at all times.
My son Nick was the only one of us to complete all of the courses... at 13 he has definitely found his “inner monkey”. We will definitely be coming back to see you next year... there are 6 of us still looking to complete all of the courses.
Thanks for the wonderful experience... we all had a great time!!!
Rick W.Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
An awesome obstacle course...
Most of last week was spent in Lake George with friends & family. And while there, found one of the coolest places - it’s called the Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course.
It’s an elaborate obstacle course, something you’d usually only see on TV, It isn't as vicious as the TV show Wipeout - it’s more something like The Amazing Race would do.
There’s four courses total, ranging from kiddie to extreme, and all are located up in the trees. Each course has ten or more elements to it and takes at least 30 minutes to get through. This was definitely the highlight of my vacation!
There’s suspended cable bridges (Makenzie and I are making our way across one in these pictures), suspended vertical nets, swinging logs, and a ton of zip lines (including an uphill zip line).
Hello Adirondack Extreme,
We visited today on a field trip with a group of twenty fifth graders (from Doane Stuart School) and I just wanted to write to say THANK YOU! We had a FANTASTIC time, the kids had a blast and so did the teachers! Everyone who worked there was great. We’ll gladly return in the future. I’ll spread the word. It was a truly wonderful field trip. Thanks for everything.
Christy A.Teacher, Doane Stuart School
I just wanted to tell you all how much fun I had at your place this last weekend. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
I also wanted to tell you that if you were to send me a few brochures for your place, I would be happy to hand them out to my customers and co-workers, so that they can come up and try it too. A lot of people I know are looking for just such an experience.
Thanks, and again I had a great timeTerri D.