An Adirondack tradition

The Adirondacks has a long tradition of guiding. As early as the 1800s, Adirondack guides have been shepherding visitors through the woods and along Adirondack lakes, rivers, and waterways providing guidance and education as they go. Whether you are looking for someone to help you navigate the local trails, go on a guided snowshoe trip in the winter, or want a guided tour while paddling past many of the historic Great Camps that line each of the Saranac lakes, there are many guides and experts in Saranac Lake who are excited to help you explore the area!

Today, visitors to the Saranac Lake area have access to a wide variety of outdoor activities, many with licensed Adirondack guides offering their know-how, gear, and even transportation. Having a trained and licensed guide is the best way to discover the magic and hidden gems in the Saranac Lake area!

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK Pledge

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.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

(518) 524-6441
24 Jenkins Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
A fully licensed and insured Adirondack Guide, Matt Burnett has spent his life in the central Adirondacks and is ready to share his experience with you! In addition to being a licensed NYS guide, Matt is also an Adirondack 46er. Matt specializes in...
(518) 637-2963
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Slow down, unplug and immerse your senses in nature. Our experienced guides invite you through a series of brief ever-changing sensory activities to explore nature in the Adirondacks in new ways. Adirondack Riverwalking offers outdoor guided...
(518) 521-7410
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Gone fishing guide service is the ultimate Adirondack fishing experience! Captain Tommy Hutchins has over 30 years experience fishing in the Adirondack park, as well as the neighboring St.Lawrence River water shed and it's tributaries. Providing...
(315) 283-8871
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
"Upstate Guide Service Inc. is a licensed, insured, professional full-time outfitter and guide service serving the Adirondack region. Local Adirondack UGS guides provide expert instruction and angling opportunities throughout the year. Ice fishing...
(315) 657-1320
47 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Information Stop by the trails center for more information about our project. Our knowledgeable staff are on hand to provide you with information and maps of local hiking, biking, and paddling routes. Education Exhibits and workshops on Leave No Trace...
Hamlets to huts maps and more
(518) 891-1838
73 Dorsey Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
St. Regis Canoe Outfitters is ideally situated with two bases on the water: Our Saranac Lake Base is in the village right on the Saranac River, a part of the 740 mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Our Floodwood Outpost is on Floodwood Pond at the edge...
(518) 891-1829
1179 NYS Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Wiley's Flies is located in the heart of the Adirondacks in Ray Brook, NY right in the middle of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. We offer the most diversified trips in the Adirondacks by floating 11 different river systems for Trout, Bass, Northern...
(585) 802-0671
Lake Clear, NY 12945
Guide ADK is an Adirondack-based guide service offering a variety of outdoor experiences to visitors of all ability levels. We offer hiking, camping, climbing, paddling, and a wide variety of winter sports, with both half and full day options for most...
(518) 359-3228
1754 Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Complete canoe and kayak outfitter offering canoe, kayak, and SUP rentals and sales, camping equipment, maps, paddle gear and fly fishing supplies. Stop in and plan your Adirondack paddle trip! With locations in Tupper Lake & Long Lake, Raquette River...
(518) 891-7450
8 Church Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters is your one stop, full service paddling and outdoor shop. We have a complete rental and outfitting service available and 20 years of guiding and instruction experience in the Adirondacks. Whether you're a skilled...
Gear-To-Go Tandems
(518) 354-3102
1 Dahinda Rd
Saranac Lake, NY 12983