Saturday, August 16, 2014

NY - Moose Hillock Camping Resort

We really like the original Moose Hillock in New Hampshire, so we decided to try their new one in the Lake George area of upstate New York in the Adirondaks.  They run a class act campground in NH, and NY is no exception!  This was not a kick back and relax type of trip, more of a Theo type trip, but we had a blast!

We were initially on site #726 - huge site, as are all of them really.

But our neighboring site had a family on it with a dad whose voice carried loudly...and with the campground being brand new it wasn't full, so we asked for a different site.  Might as well go for quiet and privacy if it was available!

So we ended up the rest of the nights on site #714, also huge.

#714 is next to a big area they obviously used for fill and excavation work, so it was a nice spot to walk the puppies.  The campground and sites are all covered with fairly big crushed rock, not the easiest on dog feet, however our boys didn't indicate any issues with them (in fact Daniel was laying on the rocks at the campsite even though we brought their beds out)  I'm thinking with time the rocks will get pressed down a little better and be a bit smoother.  The only thing this place needs, though, is a dog park!

So, the piece de resistance at Moose Hillock is the awesome pool: 

Theo swam so much that he was ultra pruney!

Some nights they open up for a twilight swim, which was way cool with the lights!

And just like NH, they offer an ice cream social and family fun entertainment on Saturday nights:

Theo spent his share of time in the arcade: 

We also went into town and did some go karting: 

And we did the zipline course at Adirondak Extreme, which was awesome!

And across the street from Moose Hillock is a great little ice cream shop and mini golf place called Hillbilly Fun Park.  Very well kept mini golf, two courses - we played the New York themed one: 

And the ice cream is enormous! 

This is a single scoop: 

We had heard from friends that the rocks at Moose Hillock were not so paw friendly, so I had looked up a dog park in the area to take the boys.  It is at Sutherland's Petworks food and supply store, called the Backyard Dog Park.  Since it isn't public, we needed to complete some forms with proof of rabies, etc. and there is a drop in fee of $5 each.  It was a good option, but there weren't any other dogs there during our visit.  And the big problem was that we walked through dog food/treat/toy nirvana to get to the play area, so the boys played a little then sat by the fence gate wanting back into that magical place!  Oh well.

We also hit Davidson Brothers Brewery in Glens Falls based on a recommendation from a friend - a great sampler and we had to try the fried pickles!

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