National Geographic : 1967 Aug
In the leisurely pursuit of pleasure, campers ride air mattresses in Lake George (above), while others cruise amid the almost 200 piney islands dotting its waters (below, left). Nestled in the Adirondacks, the 32-mile-long lake shimmers with alpine beauty comparable to the lofty lakes of Switzerland. Some among the 48 islands that New York State reserves for campers are only large enough to accommodate a single family. EKTACHROME(ABOVE)AND KODACHROMES BYB. ANTHONYSTEWART( N.G.S. Accent on action: Run through rapids climaxes a boat ride for visitors to New York's Ausable Chasm. Before passengers board the bateau, manned by bowman and steersman, they may stroll for a mile along the 200-foot gorge that the Ausable River has carved in 500-million-year-old sandstone.