Nature's Classroom in Silver Bay, New York... 

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... is an outstanding place to experience a week at Nature’s Classroom, with terrific accommodations, a beautiful lake and the awesome hills of the Adirondack Mountains.


Silver Bay is about 60 miles north of Albany, New York and sits on the shore of Lake George. This beautiful site offers lodging for up to 384 students and quality food provided by the Silver Bay Association YMCA.




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Our day hikes take us to Sunrise Mountain, Jabes Pond, Inspiration Point and Uncas Cliff (which was the inspiration for James Fenimore Cooper's dramatic cliff scene in his book, “The Last of the Mohicans.”  It’s a wonderful place to hike, leading us to caves, streams, fascinating glacial erratics and a wide variety of wildlife. 


Students and chaperones stay at Bayview, Spengler, or the Inn. Most of the rooms accomodate 2 students each, and some even have their own bathrooms. We have a large dining hall and a full size indoor gymnasium is great for large group activities and free time. We use several other comfortable buildings on the site as well, for classes and activities.




We look forward to welcoming you and your school! We know you will have a great stay at Silver Bay!