Hiking in the Adirondacks
The Adirondack Mountains offer challenging summits like Mt. Marcy, the highest point in the state at 5,344 ft, to Baker Mt., right in the Village of Saranac Lake, that is an easy hike for families and those new to the sport. There are so many hiking trails in the Adirondacks that a different one could be explored every day for a year!
Haystack in Ray Brook and Ampersand on the way to Tupper Lake offer open summits and great views of the High Peaks and the Saranac Lakes. The Paul Smith's College VIC is a great way to get introduced to hiking as it features miles of family-friendly interpretive trails through old growth forest, marshland and bogs.
As a precaution, research destinations and routes, be prepared, bring maps, water, and appropriate gear!
For more information about hiking in the Adirondacks visit the DEC web site: