Discover the Adirondacks  by Peter W. Kick

Discover the Adirondacks Guide Book

by Peter W. Kick (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Discover the Adirondacks  by Peter W. Kick
With stunning open peaks, extensive spruce-fir forests, and pristine waterways, New York State’s Adirondack Park is an outdoor traveler’s dream. This new, easy-to-use guide features 50 of the best hiking, biking, and paddling opportunities available in the largest designated park in the contiguous United States. From hiking in the High Peaks to biking in the Southeastern Mountains, to remarkable lake and river paddles, the day trips included here reveal perfect wilderness experiences for first-time visitors and veteran explorers alike.

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Trails from the "Discover the Adirondacks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 50.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.

One of the most spectacularly scenic alpine treks in the east, this loop hike provides many opportunities for overnight camping.
Lake Placid, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
Hike through old-growth forests to an open, panoramic summit poised between the High Peaks and the northwest lake and forest regions.
Tupper Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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A short, stiff hike leads to one of the northern Adirondacks’ most solitary and scenic mountain summits, with a fire tower and views as far as the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Santa Clara, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This easy and scenic hike climbs to a fire tower overlooking the Fulton Chain of Lakes.
Old Forge, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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An easy and wonderfully scenic hike leads to sweeping views across Keene Valley and the eastern High Peaks.
Keene Valley, NY - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 2
Following the route of the longest National Off-Road Bicycle Association–sanctioned mountain-bike race in the Northeast, this tour takes riders through the scenic backcountry of the Moose River Plains ...
Old Forge, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 40
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A flat, scenic rail trail ride through the extensive wetlands of Bloomingdale Bog leads onto hard roads into the village of Onchiota.
Saranac Lake, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22
This popular climb, with its striking views into the High Peaks, is complemented by a visit to the nearby Adirondack Museum and Blue Mountain Lake.
Blue Mountain Lake, NY - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4
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This sheltered and picturesque section of the Bog River leads paddlers through scenic wetlands into Hitchins Pond and Low’s Lake.
Tupper Lake, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
This visually interesting hike, with some moderately strenuous climbing, pays off with extensive views of the High Peaks and the southern Lake George basin.
Whitehall, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
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This is the ultimate family bike trip, beginning with a train ride through the woods to Carter Station and followed by a dirt- and paved-road trip through the villages of Old Forge and Thendara on the ...
Old Forge, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
The easiest and most frequently climbed High Peak in the eastern Adirondacks, Cascade rewards hikers with a spectacular 360-degree view of 30 High Peaks.
Keene Valley, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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Castle Rock offers the most scenic family-friendly hike in the southwestern Adirondacks, with views over Blue Mountain Lake and the Blue Ridge wilderness.
Long Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This loop hike through the little-known forests of the Schroon River valley offers views over Lake George and the Hudson Valley.
Bolton, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
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This sheltered lake and river trip takes paddlers into the marshy wetlands of the Cedar River, in the Canada Lakes Wilderness Area.
Indian Lake, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8.5
This very easy hike leads to a scenic, accessible, and kid-friendly peak.
Tupper Lake, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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A steep climb to open scenic cliffs goes along the rocky shores of a remote wilderness pond with designated camping sites.
Warrensburg, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
Hike through a white pine plantation and a stand of old-growth pines, past cascading brooks to a peak with a lean-to overlooking Lake George.
Hague, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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A quiet section of the Tongue Mountain Range, Five Mile Mountain offers seclusion, a lean-to for overnighting, and views of the High Peaks and Lake George.
Hague, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
From the base of 400-foot-high Roaring Brook Falls to the open summit of an Adirondack High Peak, this challenging hike offers several opportunities for overnight camping.
Keene Valley, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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