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 become a Saranac Lake 6er, 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) 651-6560
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...

(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...

(518) 891-1838
73 Dorsey Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

St Regis Canoe Outfitters has two locations in the Saranac Lake, NY offering guide services as well as canoe and kayak rentals and sales for all your Adirondack paddling needs.

View from St. Regis Canoe Outfitters' Saranac Lake retail space on the Saranac River
(518) 523-1635
6440 NY 30
Indian Lake, NY 12842

BOOK NOW Adirondac Rafting Company invites you to run the wild and scenic Hudson River Gorge. The gorge run is a 16 mile, 4-5 hour adventure trip with plenty of whitewater fun. Adirondac Rafting Company provides highly skilled, licensed, and fun 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...

(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) 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...

Wild Neighbors Nature Connection
(412) 992-6648
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Gear-To-Go Tandems
(518) 354-3102
1 Dahinda Rd
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Raquette River Outfitters
(518) 359-3228
1754 Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
MACS Canoe Livery
(518) 891-1176
5859 State Route 30
Lake Clear, NY 12945
Wild Flow Mountain Bike Tours
(518) 682-6066
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Battlefish Charters
(518) 354-5146
Saranac Lake, NY 12983