Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains
In 1892, the residents of New York State had the foresight to preserve the Adirondacks as a forever wild region of the state. Today, Adirondack Park protects over six million acres of forests, lakes, mountains, and streams on private and public land. Adirondack Park is the largest state-protected park in the United States. The Adirondacks attract visitors year round, like skiers, showshoers, and snowmobilers in the winter, and hikers, boaters, and backpackers in the spring, summer, and fall (autumn also attracts leaf-peepers).
Mount Marcy is the highest summit in the Adirondacks (and the State of New York) at 5,344 feet.
To gain a sense of the area’s history, consider a visit to the Adirondack Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. The museum’s numerous indoor an outdoor exhibits provide a broad depiction of the Adirondacks (as well as a scenic overview of Blue Mountain Lake). As they did in the past century, the Adirondack Mountains boast numerous hiking, camping, and lodging prospects and remains a great area to explore.
Trails in the Adirondack Mountains
This 0.5-mile round trip hike visits a pleasant waterfall on the Raquette River near Long Lake.
|Cascade Mountain & Porter Mountain|
This 6.2-mile hike bags a pair of High Peaks near Lake Placid with excellent views over the Adirondack Mountains.
This 1-mile round trip hike crosses level terrain to a peaceful pond, and the hike can be extended to 6 miles by hiking to the end of the trail and Wilson Pond.
This easy 1.6-mile round trip hike visits a backcountry lake in the Adirondack Mountains near Blue Mountain.
This 2.5-mile round trip hike ascends 650 feet to a summit with panoramic viewpoints overlooking the surrounding Adirondack peaks and valleys.