1. Know when hunting season happens
In New York's Northern Zone, which includes the entirety of the Adirondack Park, hunting season is typically open from September through December. Consult the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website for specific dates.
2. Know where you're going ahead of time
Hunting may be prohibited in some parks, and not in others, so decide ahead of time where you will be hiking, and check to see whether hunting is allowed there when you go. Opt for parks and areas where hunting is not allowed, if possible.
3. Wear bright clothing on your hike
You are less likely to be mistaken for game if you're dressed in loud, easily visible colors like red, orange or yellow. Avoid the browns, greens and whites. That goes for any pets hiking with you, too—many outdoor outfitters sell specific clothing for pets.
4. Hike during the day
You are more visible during the daylight hours, and hunters and game are typically more active around dawn and dusk.
5. Hike out loud
Making lots of noise as you meander along the trail is a great way to alert hunters (and game) to your presence.
6. Stay on the trail
Hunting season is not the time for an adventure into the unknown. Most hunters should know to stay away from popular trails, but you can't be too careful during hunting season in the Adirondacks.