Hiking in the Adirondacks
There are endless hiking options available for finding adventure and solitude in the Adirondacks, where a lot of the land is publicly owned and available for recreation. It's a place where hiking trails crisscross the landscape and outdoor opportunities for any age and skill level abound. That means there's also variety — trips ranging in length from under an hour to several days can all be found here.
Year-round fun for all abilities
Hiking doesn't have to be hard. If you're looking for a short walk in the woods, try Cathedral Pines. Want a challenge? Visit Snowy Mountain and climb your way toward the Fire Tower Challenge. Speaking of snowy, don't let a few feet of powder stop you from hitting the trails! The Adirondacks gets some of the best snow in the northeast and hiking is a four-season activity, so strap on your snowshoes and embark on an adventure through a winter wonderland.
Want to learn more? No problem! Develop your orienteering skills by exploring some of the more remote areas of Hamilton County, learn wildflower identification by taking a slow stroll through the forest, or view wildlife while sitting next to a babbling stream or on the shore of a pristine pond. If you're interested in trying something new but are a bit nervous about getting started, our licensed New York state guides offer expeditions and educational opportunities throughout the region, no matter the season.
Leave No Trace
The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.