New York State Issues Muddy Trail Advisory for Adirondack High Peaks

New York State Issues Muddy Trail Advisory for Adirondack High Peaks

As a new season of outdoor hiking and recreation on public lands in the Adirondack Mountains kicks off, New York State officials issued a warning to hikers. The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) urged hikers to be cautious and postpone hikes on trails above 2,500 feet until trails at high elevation have dried and […]

Short But Sweet Adirondack Hikes – Baxter Mountain

Short But Sweet Adirondack Hikes – Baxter Mountain

A favorite hike report originally published in 2011.  Little effort but big views. At 2,440 feet in elevation, Baxter Mountain is certainly not one of the tallest Adirondack peaks. The stunning views from the top however will surprise hikers who give it a try. Indeed, for a small investment of time and energy, outdoor recreation enthusiasts who […]

Cascade Mountain: a Classic Adirondack Hike

Cascade Mountain: a Classic Adirondack Hike

June 7 is National Trails Day - Celebrate with a Hike and 30% Off Gear at EMS! Although considered one of the easiest hikes of the 46 Adirondack high peaks, a hike up Cascade Mountain is no walk in the park. At 4,098 feet, the bald summit of Cascade Mountain is a...
Let the Adirondack Summer Fun Begin!

Let the Adirondack Summer Fun Begin!

As the calendar confirms and you can see in today’s featured photo, summer has arrived in Lake Placid. When today dawned clear and blue, I knew a  morning hike would be the perfect way to celebrate Summer Solstice in the Adirondacks. The resident biologist and...
Cascade Mountain: a Classic Adirondack Hike

Cascade Mountain: a Classic Adirondack Hike

Although considered one of the easiest hikes of the 46 Adirondack high peaks, a hike up Cascade Mountain is no walk in the park. At 4,098 feet, the bald summit of Cascade Mountain is a popular destination for intermediate hikers. The 2.35 mile moderate climb includes...
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