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Depending on the type of seasonal activities you’re interested in, from May to August or from November to April are the best times to visit the Adirondacks. The warmed summer months are best for those who see themselves kayaking in the sun and hiking up Mount Prospect. During this time, temperatures are in the upper 70s, and therefore, the heritage sites and museums are open for longer hours.
Upstate New York can be brutally cold in the winter, but heavy snowfall leads to the perfect climate for winter sports and cozy lodging. You’ll experience temperatures that range from high 20s to single-digit during this time — so bundling up is an absolute must.
Much less snowfall and mild temperatures between March and May make skiing difficult, and from September to October temperatures range from the 30s to the 60s. It’s easy to see why many travelers avoid these in-between seasons — stick with the summer or winter that are ideal for recreation.