A Town Named Jay
A town named Jay has a casual, friendly vibe; youíd almost expect it to have a neighboring village called Bob. The actual town of Jay, New York has rather more imposing neighbors: Hurricane Mountain and McKenzie Mountain join Jay Mountain as features of this Adirondack townís landscape.
Although Jay is in a mountainous area, the town itself is flat. Or call it flat-ish. For a town in the Adirondacks, anyway. Itís other major feature is the AuSable River, which bisects the town on its way to Lake Champlain, 30 miles to the east. This combination of forested areas and water led to Jayís having a share in the lumber industry and later on in the iron ore processing industry; today, wood processing plays a major part in local economy.
If youíre looking for a vacation rental in Jay or in another part of the Adirondacks, knowing your location is very important. Jay is 30 miles west of Lake Champlain and about 17 minutes southwest of Lake Placid. If youíre driving in from the airport, Albany International Airport is this regionís hub; itís about 2.5 hours south. New York City is nearly 290 miles south - a much longer drive. But once you settle in to your vacation rental, youíll agree that it was worth the wait.