A nice Adirondack vacation
My family just returned from a week on Trout Lake. We have two small children and though it was a relaxing time, a few things prevented it from being an excellent vacation.
-Beautiful waterfront- plenty of "toys" to play with, a fire pit, kayaks, canoes, etc. We even kayaked across the lake to the Trout Lake Camp property for ice cream- a super treat for our 4 year old daughter. We were thrilled to later find Trout Lake on swimmingholes.org
- Very nice owners who were very accomodating and helpful
-Mosquitos! I have to admit-these critters really affected the rating above. We were attacked morning, noon, and night. Didn't have one single meal on the porch b.c it was so awful. We had bonfires in the evenings but paid the price dearly. I wish we had been warned in advance b.c my children were truly eaten alive.
- The cottage (aside from cable and internet) felt one step above cabin camping. The floor sloped considerably and the bathroom smelled over the course of the week.(I suspect from the septic system.) I even found a slug in there the first morning.
-The distance to town. The owners advertise 1 mile to Bolton Landing- and no matter how many routes we took: it was always 3 miles and a solid 7-8 minutes. Not a big deal but when you're expecting one mile, its a big difference and in this case, a disappointment, especially when we often went into town twice a day and expected it to be closer.
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Mosquitos come out for a few weeks every spring. Avon Skin So Soft or other products will usually do the trick to keep them away.
Helpful votes: 3/4
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