nature trips


wild flowers



kid friendly

dogs on leash

trail running


dog friendly




cross country skiing

rock climbing



mountain biking

whitewater kayaking

no dogs


The Adirondack Park is a protected park in the U.S. state of New York. It’s known for its fall foliage–viewing and forested mountains, with hiking trails crossing the Adirondack High Peaks near Lake Placid. Whiteface Mountain’s ski runs are nearby. West, paddling routes weave through St. Regis Canoe Area. Rapids swirl along Ausable Chasm canyon to the east.

great bang for your buck in Tupper Lake. Pretty easy Trail lovely Summit gorgeous views

15 hours ago

Beautiful trail with a lot of landscape variation, beautiful scenery around the end of Cranberry Lake and a great view from the top. Trail really should be rated as moderate rather than hard-- it's basically flat for the first 4 miles, then a slow incline for the next mile. The only steep bit is the last half mile.

on Scarface

16 hours ago

Scarface Mtn was my 3rd Mtn of the Saranac Lake 6ers on Day 2. Signed in at the trail head at 9:45 a.m. and reached the summit at 11:45 a.m. at a moderate pace. Pleasant start thru the pine forest with gentle rolling hills. Be on the lookout for an occasional train when approaching the railroad tracks. Right before the bridge over Ray Brook is the Capt. John Paul McKay memorial bench on the left. As you continue you'll come upon the remnants of an old foundation just before the split in the trail - go left. From the split your journey gets gradually steeper, but nothing like Ampersand or McKenzie Mtns. As you ascend you'll reach the only landing with a view before continuing along a narrow heavily wooded path to the true summit (marker on tree) within a gathering of pines. I walked right by the summit marker for about 20 yards before I realized I passed it. Three down - three to go to complete the Saranac Lake 6ers.

17 hours ago

Unfortunately, there were several hikers that didn't have their dogs under control, let alone on a leash. Please don't let your dogs be a source of danger for other hikers.

on Baker Mountain

18 hours ago

I was able to complete the Saranac Lake 6er challenge in 3 days. Two mountains per day. Baker Mtn being my 4th climb on day 2 with Scarface being number 3. A pleasant and moderate climb right from the trail head. A nice climb to have right in your backyard and within the city limits. Nice views of the village and McKenzie Mtn Wilderness Area. At a moderate pace I was able to reach the summit in 45 minutes the same being said for the trip down.

22 hours ago

Added Iroquois to the W&A loop. Fun waves of bush trashing through narrow passageways alternating wide open exposed rock plateaus. A few fun scrambling problems to solve. Lake Colden ladders grant magnificent views. No bugs on a flat walk back to the car wishing for flip-flops. Six to three. Mostly daylight:)