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Calamity Brook and Flowed Lands

2020-02-04T14:19:14-05:00

Elevation: 2760 ft Ascent: 980 ft Round-Trip Distance: 9.2 miles Location: Upper Works trailhead north of Newcomb Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks  A moderate hike along a historic stream. The trail begins along a gravel road to an open area that was used for logging. Past here, the trail has recently been READ MORE

Ampersand Mountain

2020-02-04T14:19:14-05:00

A Classic Day Hike Elevation: 3352 ft Ascent: 1775 ft Round-Trip Distance: 5.2 miles Location: Off Route 3 between Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks The first 1.7 miles of the hike is a tranquil, idyllic "walk in the woods." The trail is basically flat, going over various READ MORE

Giants Nubble

2020-02-04T14:19:15-05:00

A Short Climb to a Great View Elevation: 2760 ft Ascent: 1150 or 1480 ft Round-Trip Distance: 3 or 4 miles Location: Off Route 73 near Chapel Pond Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks The Zander Scott Trail to Giant from the trailhead near Chapel Pond goes right by the trail to the READ MORE

Snow Mountain

2020-02-04T14:19:16-05:00

A Gem Among the Giants Elevation: 2360 ft Ascent: 1360 ft Round-Trip Distance: 3.4 miles Location: Off Route 73 in Keene Valley Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks region Start on the low water Deer Brook Trail and its many twists and turns. Take your time on this lower part of the READ MORE

Mt. Jo

2020-02-04T14:19:17-05:00

A Short Trail to a World of Insight Elevation: 2876 ft Ascent: 700 ft Round-trip Distance: 2.2 or 2.6 miles Location: ADK's Heart Lake Program Center near Lake Placid Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks region There are two trails up Mt. Jo. The shorter and steeper trail has been well built by READ MORE

Lost Lookout Trail

2020-02-04T14:19:17-05:00

NOTE: This hike is on easements on private property. Please respect the Adirondack Mountain Reserve rules. No dogs allowed. Elevation: 2465 ft Ascent: 1100 ft Round-Trip Distance: 6.6 miles Location: Adirondack Mountain Reserve property, Saint Huberts Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks region The trail to the Lost Lookout can be the same as READ MORE

East and West River Trails on the AMR Property

2020-02-04T14:19:17-05:00

NOTE: This hike is on easements on private property. Please respect the Adirondack Mountain Reserve rules. No dogs allowed. Elevation: 1965 ft Ascent: 613 ft Distance: 4.4 miles Location: Adirondack Mountain Reserve property, St. Huberts Region: Lake Placid/High Peaks region The East and West River Trails in St Huberts hold many beautiful READ MORE

Protect Public Land from Over-Use

2018-07-17T17:42:56-04:00

We all love our New York Public Lands, especially the popular challenging areas like the High Peaks of the Adirondacks and Catskills, and some popular scenic areas like Kaaterskill Falls, and the Peekamoose Blue Hole, but we are loving these wonderful places to death with unintentional behavior that creates great READ MORE

NYS Environmental Protection Fund

2020-02-04T14:19:17-05:00

Since it was created in 1993, New York’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has provided hundreds of millions of dollars to protect open space, revitalize waterfronts, support recycling, preserve farmland, enhance water quality, and help connect New Yorkers with the outdoors. The program, financed primarily through New York's real estate transfer READ MORE

Become a Citizen Scientist!

2016-09-30T16:38:20-04:00

Citizen scientists engage in projects for various scientific studies occurring in the areas where you already hike and recreate. By attending trainings and then heading out to enjoy the outdoors, you could be adding valuable information to projects that seek to better understand how to protect the natural world. Take READ MORE