Best Easy Day Hikes Adirondacks  by Lisa Densmore Ballard

Best Easy Day Hikes: Adirondacks Guide Book

by Lisa Densmore Ballard (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Adirondacks  by Lisa Densmore Ballard
Best Easy Day Hikes Adirondacks, 2nd Edition features the best easy day hikes throughout the area. With detailed maps and trail descriptions, navigating these wonderful trails is made easy. It’s the perfect tool for day hikers, families, and local outdoors people looking to explore the Adirondacks in an easy day hike. In addition to information on the trails themselves, this guide includes GPS coordinates as well as a section on regional attractions, lodging and dining, and other noteworthy public lands well-suited for outdoor adventure. It is also filled with useful information on the area’s history, geology, fauna, and flora.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Adirondacks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 22.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 22.

This small mountain offers a big reward and is a perfect kid hike to a view of the mountains and lakes around Saranac Lake, with the Great Range in the distance to the southeast. From the sign-in box ...
Saranac Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
An invigorating hike to a balancing boulder on a broad rock plateau with a view of Mount Marcy and other Adirondack 4,000-footers. The Balanced Rock is on a shoulder of Pitchoff Mountain, which lie ...
Lake Placid, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
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A kid-friendly hike, even for small children, with a number of cliff-top views en route to a fire tower. There are sixteen Bald Mountains in New York State. This one is tagged with the suffix “Rondaxe ...
Old Forge, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
A local favorite to a nice view of many landmark mountains in the High Peaks region. There are three approaches up Baxter Mountain. This one (blue NYSDEC markers) is the shortest and easiest. The tr ...
Keene, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
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A kid-friendly hike with a fun scramble up a rock chimney and a nice view of Seventh Lake from the summit. Located in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest at the north-eastern end of Fourth Lake, Black ...
Inlet, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
A nice, family hike to the highest mountain and some of the best views in the Lake George area. Black Mountain is the highest peak with a trail in the Lake George area. It crowns the eastern shore of ...
Lake George, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
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One of the most popular hikes in the Adirondacks, up a nature trail to a fire tower and a 360-degree view. Blue Mountain is one of the most climbed mountains in the Adirondack Park. About 15,000 peop ...
Blue Mountain Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
The easiest of the Adirondack 4,000-footers and a great “starter” hike whether your ultimate goal is to become a “46-er” or just stand atop one of them and look at most of the others. It also has wond ...
Lake Placid, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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A fun climb up rocks, slab, and a couple of ladders to an eye-popping view of the region, then a gentle descent to a small remote pond. The hardest part of this hike is finding the trailhead, but once ...
Warrensburg, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
A short, steep ascent to a cliff-top view of Piseco Lake and the Silver Lake Wilderness. Echo Cliff is a rock outcropping on the eastern side of Panther Mountain. The summit of the mountain is anoth ...
Piseco, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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This pleasant hike to a remote tarn and a rocky lookout on Giant Mountain is great for those who want a view but don’t want to scale an entire 4,000-footer.
Saint Huberts, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
A modest hike along a nature trail to a 60-foot fire tower with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, lakes, and ponds. Named for Sylvester Goodnow, a homesteader who settled at the base ...
Newcomb, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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A family-friendly hike to a restored fire tower and an expansive 360-degree view that includes the High Peaks, the Green Mountains (Vermont), and the Berkshires (Massachusetts) on a clear day. Locat ...
Hadley, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
A short, kid-friendly hike to a restored fire tower and views of the Canada Lake region. Kane Mountain is a small peak on the northwestern side of Green Lake in the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest, a 40,5 ...
Caroga Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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A woodland stroll, then a fun scramble up rocks to a fire tower and an open summit with views into Canada, Vermont, and the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. Lyon Mountain is only 171 feet short o ...
Lyon Mountain, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
A short, kid-friendly hike to a restored fire tower and fire watcher’s cabin, with lake views in every direction. Mount Arab is a perfect hike for young children and other inexperienced hikers. The ...
Tupper Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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A short, kid-friendly hike along an interpretive trail to a big view of the High Peaks. Mount Jo is a small hike that delivers a close-in look at many of the tallest mountains in the Adirondacks. ...
Lake Placid, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
This is a steady climb to a round, bald summit with many views of the 4,000-footers from the open rock along much of the route. Noonmark Mountain is so named because it is due south of Keene Valley an ...
Keene, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
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A short, steep hike along a nature trail to a fire tower atop a landmark 1,000-foot cliff with a fantastic view across Lake Champlain and into the Adirondack High Peaks. Poke-O-Moonshine is an anglici ...
Keeseville, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
An enjoyable hike through pleasant woods to a close-in view of the Adirondacks giants. Rooster Comb is a lesser peak compared to its 4,000-foot neighbors, but it offers spectacular close-up views of t ...
Keene Valley, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
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