Hiking up Algonquin Peak in late July. There are many notable landmarks, from background to foreground: Whiteface Mountain, the Lake Placid area, Mount Jo, Heart Lake, and Wright Peak.
Hike to Breathtaking Adirondack Views
Mountains have the power to enchant, to excite. To awaken a passion for wild places. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York. The Adirondack trails are some of the best loved in the country, offering solace and adventure at each turn. More than 2,000 miles of trails wind along forested paths, skip along waterfalls, leading to summits with 360 degree views that extend as far as the eye can see.
Hiking Options for All Abilities
Not everyone can hike to Mount Marcy's summit - the highest point in all of New York State. Several trails within the Adirondack Park provide handicap accessible options so that everyone can enjoy the rugged beauty of the mountains. Download our FREE Adirondack Great Walks & Day Hikes Guide, a great resource for hikers regardless of skill level. Find the perfect hike for your group, whether it's a leisurely stroll near a quiet lake or a more advanced trail along a waterfall.
From the lowlands in the Adirondack Tughill region, to the island hikes of the Saranac Lake Chains, and the Lake Champlain coast line. From the famed 46 High Peaks Wilderness area stretching from Keene Valley to Lake Placid - there's no better place to fall in love with the wilderness than at the summit of a mountain in the heart of a six-million-acre park. Adirondack hiking guidelines are available to help you on your trek.
Hike the Adirondack High Peaks
The 46 peaks that make up the Adirondack High Peaks are each over (or at least pretty close to) 4,000', and can be mostly found in the Lake Placid Region. Each offers a unique hiking experience, and it is possible to get two or three peaks done during a single day. Challenge yourself to hike all of the Adirondack High Peaks, enjoying beautiful vistas and challenging terrain along the way. You will meet amazing people along the trails, happy to share their tips and tricks with you as you check each peak off your list.
Plan Your Hiking Trip to the Adirondacks
Explore hiking options with descriptions of many less-traveled Adirondack hikes, and a list of nearby accommodations and attractions to help you start planning your Adirondack hiking adventure. Additional Adirondack trail information can always be found on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Adirondack Trail Information page.
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