Click here to continue 1 / 35 The northern swing of the Bassmaster Elites began in New York with back-to-back events on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain. While the anglers were on the water, their significant others and family members enjoyed a variety of activities in the North Country of New York state. The scenery alone is worth visiting, as evidenced by Keri Lintner’s shot from the shore of Lake Champlain. Photo: Courtesy Keri Lintner 2 / 35 Bobbi Chapman, wife of longtime Elite Brent, and her crew got downright adventurous in Ausable Chasm, a natural wonder known as the “Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks.” Photo: Courtesy Bobbi Chapman 3 / 35 The Chapman children, Mason and Makayla, were a part of a group that took on the rock walls and foot bridges in Ausable Chasm, a sandstone gorge near Keeseville, N.Y. Photo: Courtesy Bobbi Chapman 4 / 35 Bobbi gets busy traversing the gorge on the foot bridge that looks something out of Indiana Jones. Participants wear a harness and are double strapped to the cables. Photo: Courtesy Bobbi Chapman 5 / 35 Aaron Martens’ family, wife Lesley and children Jordan and Spencer, also took part. Photo: Courtesy Bobbi Chapman 6 / 35 The adventure route takes the kids on the cliff walls well above the Ausable River, which empties into Lake Champlain. Photo: Courtesy Bobbi Chapman 7 / 35 Bobbi and Mason take a selfie with an amazing view of Ausable Chasm in the background. Photo: Courtesy Bobbi Chapman 8 / 35 This is a majestic site worthy of framing -- Rainbow Falls from the Route 9 bridge. Photo: Courtesy Bobbi Chapman 9 / 35 The Chapmans/Martens also took a raft trip on the Ausable River. Photo: Courtesy Bobbi Chapman 10 / 35 The entire visiting crew pose on one of the stairways at the tourist park that opened to the public in 1870. Chapman said it was a great experience at the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks. Photo: Courtesy Bobbi Chapman 11 / 35 Barb Bowman, wife of Steve Bowman, who directs tournament coverage on Bassmaster.com, takes a ride on a gondola up Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid, N.Y., site of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Photo: Courtesy Barb Bowman 12 / 35 The ride offers a view of the Olympic Village as well as the ski jump venues. Photo: Courtesy Barb Bowman 13 / 35 The Bowmans also visited scenic High Falls Gorge on the Ausable River between Lake Placid and Plattsburgh. Photo: Courtesy Barb Bowman 14 / 35 High winds cancel a day on the water? What to do? A big contingent of Elites made it out to the golf course. Here Bowman shows Chris Zaldain and Kelley Jaye a photo he took of them. Photo: Courtesy Barb Bowman 15 / 35 A number of Elites and their family members, as well as a bunch of media guys, enjoyed a day off the water. Photo: Courtesy Barb Bowman 16 / 35 Also on the cancelled day, a group including Casey Ashley, Marty Robinson, Kevin VanDam and Jonathon VanDam, made its way over the lake to Vermont. The draw there was the Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour and Ice Cream Shop in Waterbury. Photo: Courtesy Arika VanDam 17 / 35 Jonathon and Arika VanDam take their turn at posing as the famous ice cream company founders, as well as trying out the products. Photo: Courtesy Arika VanDam 18 / 35 Ice cream in hand, Fred Roumbanis had this shot with sons Jackson and Avery. “The kid in me took advantage of the bad weather, drove to Vermont and visited Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream,” BoomBoom wrote. Photo: Courtesy Fred Roumbanis 19 / 35 Julie Kennedy and her crew, Sophia and SJ, went with Becky Iaconelli to Ben and Jerry’s. Here SJ and Vegas Iaconelli get their scoop on. Photo: Courtesy Julia Kennedy 20 / 35 Estella Iaconelli poses at a tombstone in Ben and Jerry’s “Flavor Graveyard,” where the company pays respects to “dearly de-pinted” flavors. Photo: Courtesy Julia Kennedy 21 / 35 Julie Kennedy also took a troop to Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, which is about 8 miles south of Burlington, Vt., and right next door to the PajamaGram Company. Photo: Courtesy Julia Kennedy 22 / 35 Estella and SJ are un-bear-ably cute in this shot. Photo: Courtesy Julia Kennedy 23 / 35 Now they all can get into the act, or story, Goldilocks (which one, right?) and the three bears. Photo: Courtesy Julia Kennedy 24 / 35 There’s some big teddy bears to lounge on. You think most of them are pretending to be asleep? Photo: Courtesy Julia Kennedy 25 / 35 Brandon Lester also posted a shot from the factory with step daughter Leann. “Cancelled day = family fun day in Vermont. Looking forward to getting this derby started tomorrow!” Boy did, he. Lester posted a sixth-place finish on Lake Champlain. Photo: Courtesy Brandon Lester 26 / 35 Hanging back on the St. Lawrence for a day on the water, photographer James Overstreet shows the Elites what they’re main mission there is. He wrote he and Elite emcee Dave Mercer finally got to get out on the water, and they found success. Photo: Courtesy James Overstreet 27 / 35 Alan McGuckin of Dynamic Sponsorships had time to get in a hike, and he ended at the Ausable Chasm waterfall. Photo: Courtesy Alan McGuckin 28 / 35 Kenzie Hartman and her friends got up high and took photos of the water rushing down the chasm. Photo: Courtesy Kenzie Hartman 29 / 35 Hartman and company took a look at the rafting operation in the canyon. Photo: Courtesy Kenzie Hartman 30 / 35 And away they went. Arika VanDam, BreeAnna Lucas, Kristen Agnew and Hartman suit up for the rafting experience. Photo: Courtesy Kenzie Hartman 31 / 35 The gals might have made a wrong turn somewhere. Photo: Courtesy Kenzie Hartman 32 / 35 Julie Kennedy, Sophia and SJ are not feeling blue, just picking ‘em. The blueberries in the North Country are ripe and ready. Photo: Courtesy Julia Kennedy 33 / 35 New York gave plenty of outdoor adventure, and here Keri Lintner finds beauty in a simple cluster of flowers. Photo: Courtesy Keri Lintner 34 / 35 Or just one. Photo: Courtesy Keri Lintner 35 / 35 Even something as simple as a walk on the beach can turn into a thing of art in the beautiful North County of New York. Photo: Courtesy Keri Lintner Elites, families enjoy New York offerings away from fisheries.