Love Your ADK - Take the Pledge
Each year, millions of people visit the public lands inside the Adirondacks. However you choose to spend your time here, we know the Adirondacks will hold a special place in your heart. We feel the same way. To Love Your Adirondacks is to protect the lands, waters, and communities we all know and love.
Planning a hike? Check out these 10 essentials: You don’t need to pack like a pro. These items below will get you started, and could mean the difference between a relaxing and enjoyable experience or one that may turn into a nightmare.
Trash If you have visited an outdoor area, you may have heard the saying “Pack it in, pack it out.” When visiting the Adirondacks the same rules apply. Leaving behind trash can be harmful to the environment and wildlife. Other hikers also don’t want to see trash along the trails. To avoid leaving trash behind, bring a plastic bag so you have something to pack out your trash, including organic litter like banana peels or apple cores. See someone else's litter? Pack that out too!
Moderate 2.2-mile, round-trip hike only accessible via boat on Indian Lake. Great views of Indian Lake and Snowy Mountain
Steep 5.6-mile, round-trip hike to the fire tower at the summit. Views of Blue Mountain Lake and the High Peaks.
Flat 1.2-mile, round-trip hike to this secluded pond with excellent fishing.
Moderate 3.4-mile, round-trip hike with the best views of Blue Mountain Lake from the summit
Moderate 2.5-mile, round-trip hike with a unique rock formation at the summit with a great view of the High Peaks. Eagle Cave is accessible from this trail.
OK Slip Falls
Flat 6.7-mile, round-trip hike to a 200 ft waterfall. OK Slip Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in New York and is higher than Niagara Falls.
Flat 3.2-mile, round-trip hike to a scenic section of rapids on the Cedar River.
Flat 1.6-mile, round-trip hike, excellent views of Blue Mountain.
Moderate 2.1-mile, round-trip hike up the lesser traveled Sawyer Mountain.
Steep 7.1-mile, round-trip hike to the fire tower at the summit. With a 3,900 ft summit, Snowy Mountain is actually taller than a few of the 46 AdirondackHigh Peaks.
Flat, easy 0.6-mile, round-trip hike to great fishing on small Sprague Pond.
Flat 8.6-mile, round-trip hike to a sandy beach on the north end of secluded Tirrell Pond.
Moderate 3.5-mile, round-trip hike with views of the southern end of Indian Lake.