This mountain range runs from Lake Placid, NY, through to the state of Vermont. It is part of the Appalachian Mountains, and similar to the Laurentians, north of Montreal. With a maximum height of 1600m, they're not the biggest mountains that you'll ever see, but you can enjoy mind blowing views of the lakes and valleys. In spring and summer, they are very very green and not too crowded if you avoid the major tourist destinations like Lake Placid and Giant, Cascade and Marcy Mountains. Elsewhere you'll find solitude AND fantastic views!