When it comes to hiking, Adirondack Park is one of the best places in the Northeast. Being famous for it’s High Peaks region, Adirondacks, also known as “Dacks” bring hikers from all over. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or veteran 46-er – everybody will find their very own piece of fantastic views, clean pine air and gorgeous woods with that little part of magic, which lives in all of us.
For those who are ready for challenges – there are “The 46” with Mount Marcy – the highest peak in the Adirondacks and at 5,344 feet the highest mountain in New York State.
Adirondack Loj trailhead (to Marcy group and the MacIntyres).
The Garden trailhead in Keene Valley (to Great Range and Big Slide),
Ausable Lake Road in St.Huberts (to Great Range, and Colvin/Blake/Dial/Nippletop)
Elk Lake trailhead (to Dix range).
Upper Works trailhead in Newcomb (to Santanonis and Allen).
Route 73 trailheads (to Dix range, Giant/Rocky Peak and Cascade/Porter).
Corey’s road (to the Sewards).
However, if you think long and enduring hikes are not for you – no worries, there is a handful of smaller peaks. Owls Head or Mt Jo in High Peaks region can offer fantastic views for the least effort; or choose Shelving Rock Falls hike in Lake George area – it makes a great one for first timers and children. The paths are wide and flat and there are great views of Lake George.
There are great hikes to Mt.Adams from trailhead on Route 25 and Goodnow Mountain from trailhead on Route 28N. Both mountains feature fire towers. Mount Arab in the Western region is very accessible hiking destination with spectacular view.
Please remember to “Leave No Trace” when you go hiking and help make the world a better place!
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) offers up-to-date trail information here.