The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State


Adirondack Park, N.Y. To wake up in a tent just below tree line on Mt. Algonquin and make your way across an alpine meadow to the summit just after sunrise is to know you're alive. From land, lake and air, there's a lot to do in every season. Fall colors will take your breath away; nighttime cross-country skiing on Mt. Van Hoevenburg will leave you speechless; fishing in the early morning hours on a fog-coated lake provides a bracing way to start a day; ice fishing in the winter will test your mettle; and red wine and escargot on a deck overlooking Lake Champlain can't be beat at the end of a day of hiking. Info: -- Kathy Babcock, Ardmore, Pa. Covewood Lodge on Big Moose Lake in The Adirondacks in New York State.
Jim Riley
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