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Winter Hiking Guide - Adirondack Region

Get Outside!

What better way to get to know an area than to explore the trails and get a bird’s eye view?

If you’re looking for some fresh air and great photo opportunities, here are some of our most popular hikes in the area chosen by locals.


3 Best Local Hikes

(Lake George region, short drive)

Easy to Moderate

If you’re looking for a hike that’s a little more friendly to hikers of all kinds, then here are the top local hikes.

“The trail is easy to follow, tagged with frequent red markers, and follows the rocky bed of an old railway that once took guests to a hotel at the top of the mountain. I found the snow-covered trail somewhat easier to navigate than the rock hopping trail of summer.”

To read more of Joanne’s experience hiking Prospect Mountain in the winter and other stories, click HERE.

Prospect Mountain

Buck Mountain

Pilot Knob

Shelving Rock


Top Scenic Hikes

(throughout the ADK region, vary in drive distance)

Best Hikes With A View

Get your camera ready! These hikes are going to provide photo opps and memories to last a lifetime.

Take a deep breath of fresh air and enjoy a lasting tranquility that only the Adirondacks can offer. These slow, quiet moments are sure to reset your tempo and provide solace from the hustle of daily life.

Click HERE for more details and images on these amazing scenic hikes. Click HERE for more tips on preparing for a winter hike.

Mount Arab

Mount Haystack

Whiteface Mountain

Panther Mountain

Ampersand Mountain

Mount Severance

Jay Mountain

Poke-O-Mooshine Mountain


Top 10 Best Challenging Day Hikes in the High Peaks

(North of Lake George, Lake Placid region)

Looking for a more challenging hike?

For those travelers looking for the extreme hike experience… burning calves, sore lungs, pounding heart… then the High Peaks may be more your speed.

Upstate New York’s Adirondacks are home to 46 (give or take) “High Peaks” that make up a cherished and historic list defined by a magical line at 4,000 feet. What these rugged summits lack in elevation, they more than make up for in vertical gain (matching if not exceeding many of their western day hike counterparts), trail toughness, and downright beauty as they tower over some of the densest and most stunning backcountry on the continent. From rocky alpine summits to trail-less bushwhacks, here are the 10 all-around best 46ers in the Adirondacks.

Mount Colden

Gothics Mountain

Mount Marcy

Cascade Mountain

Dix Mountain

Mount Skylight

Big Slide Mountain

Rocky Peak Ridge

Allen Mountain

Algonquin Peak


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