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) 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...
(518) 891-1838
73 Dorsey Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
We provide you with top quality gear for your winter hikes and snowshoe outings.  All equipment is available to rent or purchase individually. All rentals are per calendar day.
(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) 891-7450
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...
(518) 637-2963
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Picture it now: You are in the forest on a crisp winter day. The snow is falling lightly and all you can hear are the soft sounds of your snowshoes and the chirping of the chickadees as you meander through the woods, invited by your guide to...
(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) 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) 891-1829
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...
Sara-Placid Sled & Spoke
(518) 205-7864
225 Broadway
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
MACS Canoe Livery
(518) 891-1176
5859 State Route 30
Lake Clear, NY 12945
Gear-To-Go Tandems
(518) 354-3102
1 Dahinda Rd
Saranac Lake, NY 12983