The Best Outdoor Activities in New York
Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.
Hike the Catskill Mountains' Kaaterskill Falls
New York / Kaaterskill Falls Parking
Although this is a super short hike, it is definitely a tough one! The quick, steep climb is totally worth it once you reach the 260 foot cascade and pool at the end.
Hike Storm King Mountain
New York / Storm King Mountain Parking Area
This is an easy, yet very rewarding hike with a lot of viewpoints on the way up.
Hike Dover's Stone Church
New York / Dover Stone Church Trailhead
Dover Stone Church has been a beautiful and popular destination in the Hudson Valley for some time, and recently the park purchased a new parcel of land and added three trails through the nearby wood.
Hike the Appalachian Trail to Anthony's Nose
New York / Anthony's Nose (AT) Trailhead
Parking for the trail runs along both sides of 9D right up until the Bear Mountain Bridge.
Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain and Breakneck Ridge Loop
New York / Breakneck Ridge Trailhead
The Breakneck Ridge to Sugar Loaf Loop gives rise to various bypasses that offer hikers moderate to advanced terrain and multiple rock scrambles.
Take in a Sunset at the High Line
New York / The High Line
Built on a historic freight rail line and perched above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line is a public park that features a green-lined walkway.
Hike Breakneck Ridge
New York / Breakneck Ridge Trailhead
This short but steep loop hike in Hudson Highlands State Park offers multiple panoramic views of the Hudson River along the way.
Hike to Watkins Glen's Waterfalls
New York / Watkins Glen State Park, New York
Nestled right off the main road in the small village of Watkins Glen in Upstate New York, Watkins Glen State Park is a beautiful area with plenty to see.
Swim at Peekamoose Blue Hole
New York / Peekamoose Blue Hole
Cool off from NY's warm weather and dive into this swimming hole.
Photograph Taughannock Falls
New York / Taughannock Falls Overlook
This is a quick and easy hike leading to an incredible 214 foot waterfall that is beautiful in all four seasons. Bring the whole family and hangout by the falls for the afternoon, weather permitting.
Photograph the Brooklyn Bridge
New York / Empire Fulton Ferry
Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city doesn't always require actually leaving the city.
Photograph Indian Brook Falls
New York / Indian Brook Falls
This is about as short a walk and as little effort as you can put in for a beautiful waterfall.
Hike to the Mt. Beacon Fire Tower
New York / Breakneck Ridge Trailhead - Mount Beacon
Mount Beacon is a very popular trail along the Hudson River, and for good reason.
Hike Mt. Taurus (Bull Hill)
New York / Mt. Taurus Parking Area
Mt. Taurus (or Bull Hill) is a short, family and dog friendly, hike just outside the town of Cold Spring, easily accessible by car or taking the train into town.
Hike the Gorge Trail in Letchworth State Park
New York / Gorge Trail (Portage Entrance)
There are over 66 miles of trails to explore at Letchworth State Park; however, the most popular and the one I chose is the Gorge Trail.
Hike Indian Head and Fish Hawk Cliffs
New York / St Huberts Parking Area/Trailhead, Adirondacks
At 10.4 mile long, this lengthy, but easy loop takes you to two ADK lower peaks. The views from Indian Head and Fish Hawk Cliffs will blow your mind away.
Hike Gertrude's Nose
New York / Gertrude's Nose Trailhead
It would be impossible to see all of Minnewaska’s beautiful spots in one day. Gertrude's Nose is, in my opinion, the best view in the entire park.
Hike Mohonk Preserve's Gatehouse to Skytop Tower
New York / Gatehouse Road
Begin at the intersection of Gatehouse Rd and Mohonk Private Rd. There is a small shoulder to park on here. Begin hiking into the preserve along the gatehouse road.
Watch the Sunset from Top of the Rock
New York / 30 Rockefeller
There aren't any mountain peaks to summit in New York City, but the view from the top of the Rockefeller Building is the next best thing.
Scramble Bonticou Crag and Table Rocks
New York / Bonticou Crag & Table Rocks Parking Area
This is not a hike for the inexperienced. There is a very steep rock scramble that has some dangerous section if you are not aware of your footing and positioning.
Hike To Niagara Gorge Whirlpools
New York / Whirlpool State Park
There are many different hiking trails in the Niagara Falls area, one of the favorites and most challenging being Devils Hole and Whirlpool Trail.
Run Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
New York / Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
This trail traces the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which carried water to New York City between 1842 and 1955.
Hike to Sam's Point
New York / Loop Road, Sam's Point Preserve
Located in Sam's Point Preserve, this hike has three major attractions – panoramic views from Sam's Point, mysterious and chilly Ice Caves, and a knee-weakening perch atop Verkeerderkill Falls.
Mohonk Mountain House Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze Hike
New York / Gatehouse Parking Area
Mohonk Mountain House is a historic resort located just outside the Catskills in the Hudson Valley just 90 miles north of New York City.
Hiking to the Lower Falls and Cave
New York / Lower Falls Parking Area
From the Maplewood Park parking lot off of Driving Park, head towards the restroom building to the east (opposite the rose garden).
Hike to the Ninham Mountain Fire Tower
New York / Mount Ninham Pull-Off
This is more of a stroll than a hike, which is nice because you can add it to another hike in the same day if you're in the area. From the dirt parking lot take the trail off to the right.
Backpack Harriman State Park
New York / Harriman State Park, New York
While the first day is a bit longer and less exciting in terms of frequent landmarks, its a relaxing hike through rocky, wooded, forest among bountiful blueberry bushes and the occasional raspberry b.
Swim at Fawns Leap
New York / Fawns Leap
Hidden in the Catskill Mountains is one of the coolest cliff jumping locations I have ever been to. The first time I went was a failed attempt on finding the legendary cliff called Fawns Leap.
Hike Mount Marcy
New York / Adirondack Loj
Mount Marcy is a 14 mile out and back hike, and while it is the tallest mountain in New York it is not a technically challenging hike.
Hike Popolopen Torne
New York / Popolopen Torne Trailhead
Popolopen Torne is a hidden gem in the Hudson Valley, a surprisingly unknown trail with a beautiful payoff and a far deeper meaning.
Explore Long Dock and Dennings Point Parks
New York / Riverfront Trail
Long Dock and Dennings Point are two of the most popular parks in Beacon, that just so happen to be connected by a train track turned trail.
Hike Bald Mountain, Bear Mountain State Park
New York / Bear Mountain Inn Parking Lot
From your starting point at the Bear Mountain Inn, go left along the Cornell Mine Trail.
Camp in Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks
New York / Beaver Pond Campground
Between them, neighboring Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks have everything that's needed for an outdoor adventure – the modestly sized Bear Mountain State Park has all the amenities, tucked ben.
Hike to Chittenango Falls
New York / Chittenango Falls State Park
Chittenango is a great place to hang out and take pictures for a couple of hours.
Hike Cascade & Porter Mountains
New York / Cascade Mountain Trailhead
Cascade 4,098ft and Porter 4,084ft are two easy peaks which are usually hiked together. The trail starts on Rt 73 and you starts climbing up slowly but not challenging at all. Is 2.
Camp at Fire Island's Watch Hill
New York / Watch Hill Visitor Center
If departing from NYC, catch the early LIRR train from Penn Station (or Atlantic Terminal) towards Patchogue.
Capture the Sunset at Battery Park
New York / Battery Park
Located at the Battery, the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City, facing New York Harbor.
Sunset Picnic at Brooklyn Bridge Park
New York / Brooklyn Bridge Park
The Brooklyn Bridge Park spans over a mile of waterfront and is an awesome location for being active or just relaxing outdoors without leaving the city.
Hike the Camp Smith Trail
New York / Camp Smith Trail
This approximately 3-hour hike borders the Hudson River, and is one of the best in Westchester County.
Five Bridges Run
New York / Hudson River Trail
This long distance run starts out on the Hudson River Trail in Tribeca and ends at Central Park, where you can cool down afterwards.
Hike to the Sterling Ridge Fire Tower
New York / Sterling Forest State Park
Start out by turning right when you walk out of the visitor center onto Sterling Lake Loop (Blue Blazes).
Run the Hudson River Greenway
New York / Hudson River Greenway
To get in both some sights and a workout, follow the Hudson River Greenway to views of the Statue of Liberty, the Chelsea Piers, and George Washington Bridge, to name a few.
Hike Wright, Algonquin, and Iroquois Mountains
New York / Adirondack Loj
Although a bit strenuous this loop climb up the MacIntyre Range is one of the most beautiful climbs in all the High Peaks.
Climb Outdoors at DUMBO Boulders
New York / Dumbo Boulders
Enter at the corner of Adams St. and John St. and see the Manhattan Bridge above you. To your left is the new DUMBO Boulders, the largest outdoor rock gym in North America: at least for now.
Hike Sugarloaf Mountain
New York / Sugarloaf - Yellow Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain is part of the Hudson Highlands State Park, along with Breakneck Ridge, Bull Hill, and Mt Beacon.
Hike Overlook Mountain
New York / Overlook Mountain Trail
Overlook Mountain is located in the Catskills and part of the Fire Tower Challenge (you must climb all 5 Catskill Fire towers and at least 18 Adirondack fire towers to earn a badge).
Explore Split Rock Falls
New York / Split Rock Falls
The the easiest and the fastest access of any New York waterfalls Split Rock Falls, is within 10 feet of the parking lot and as soon as you open the car door you hear the water gushing down the Boque.
Hike Mt. Wittenberg
New York / Woodland Valley Campground
Looking for a great day hike in the Catskill region of NY? Then you should definitely look into and consider tackling Mt. Wittenberg then. A challenging climb up but a very rewarding summit view.
Quick Walk Through Cascadilla Gorge
New York / Cascadilla Creek
The Cascadilla Creek Gorge is the perfect retreat from Cornell campus or downtown Ithaca into serene natural surroundings.
Hike Coy Glen
New York / Coy Glen
Starting at the parking space on Elm St. Extension, follow the trail downhill until you reach the bed of the creek.
Sunrise Atop Goodnow Mountain
New York / Goodnow Mountain
The trailhead is located on NY 28N and is marked by a white trailhead sign that you can't miss from the road. The highly used trail starts out fairly level, then at 0.
Run by the East River
New York / Bobby Wagner Walk
Bobby Wagner Walk has beautiful views of the river and Queens, and is the oldest segment of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, a 32-mile, discontinuous path around Manhattan.
Hike To Lake Canopus
New York / Fahnestock State Park/ Canopus Lake
Its a great place to explore as it has a beautiful calm lake especially in the fall, the reflection of the water and the awesome colors are unbelievable.
Summit North Mountain
New York / North/South Lake Campgrounds
Have you ever wanted to feel as if you were hiking two different locations at once? If so, then North Mountain is definitely somewhere to check out.
Short Walk to Buttermilk Falls
New York / Buttermilk Falls Trailhead
This short, wide waterfall makes for an easy, all-seasons excursion into the Adirondack area, particularly beautiful as leaves start to turn in the fall.
Kayaking the Nissequogue River
New York / Nissequogue River
Starting on the banks of Nissequogue River State Park, this 6 mile journey makes you feel like you’re cruising down river in the south, when you’re really on Long Island.
Catch a Sunset at Prospect Park
New York / Prospect Park Boat House
The main entrance to Prospect Park faces the stunning Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Grand Army Plaza.
Stroll the Brooklyn Bridge Park Piers
New York / Dumbo Boulders
Starting at the Brooklyn Main Street Park, you are on the right side of the Manhattan Bridge. Here you can check out the new outdoor climbing gym.
Backpack the Eastern Half of Devil's Path in the Catskill Mountains
New York / Prediger Road Trailhead
The Eastern half of Devil's Path has four major summits: Indian Head, Twin, Sugarloaf and Plateau. Each summit is a straight climb up and down, then back up to as much as 3,900 ft.
Camp at Wildwood State Park
New York / Wildwood Campgrounds
With a beach on Long Island Sound, forested hikes, and reliable amenities, Wildwood State Park is a great spot for a weekend of outdoor activities, easily accessible by public transportation.
Hike Phelps and Tabletop Peaks
New York / Adirondack Loj
The Adirondack Loj is a BEAUTIFUL place to go to, even if you do not plan on hiking.
Hike the Six Mile Creek Natural Area
New York / Six Mile Creek Recreational Trail Parking
The East Ithaca Recreational Walkway, which traverses the Six Mile Creek Natural Area, can be accessed at the parking areas on Burns Rd. or Coddington Rd.
Hike Fishkill Ridge
New York / Fishkill Ridge Trail
Fishkill Ridge is a strenuous but rewarding hike, and one of the less known areas in the Hudson Valley.
Hike the Dickie Barre, Peters Kill and Awosting Falls Loop
New York / West Trapps Parking Lot
This loop hike takes you to Awosting Falls (65 ft.), as well as to great valley views along the ridge of Dickie Barre, and across Peters Kill, on the way.
Hike Plotter Kill Preserve
New York / Plotter Kill Trailhead
There are a few entries into the preserve' however, this hike has you entering off of Mariaville Road. There is a kiosk here and you will enter on the Red trail.
Sunrise and Sunset from the Staten Island Ferry
New York / Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry that runs between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island.
Hike the Gorge Trail to the Base of Taughannock Falls
New York / Taughannock Falls Gorge Trailhead
The trailhead is located right off NY Route 89 with plenty of parking just across the street from it.
Explore the Cascade Lakes, NY
New York / Cascade Lakes
Just off Route 73, in between Lake Placid and Keene, in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains sits two of the most beautiful lakes and get this...you can park RIGHT on the bank, open the hatch and chill.
Hike Carpenter and Angel Falls
New York / Carpenter Falls Trailhead
Head 12 miles south on Route 41A along Skaneateles Lake from Skaneateles NY. Make a left onto Appletree Point Road and go a little more than a half mile to where the intersection of Carver Road is.
Hike the Gorge Trail at Buttermilk Falls
New York / Lower Buttermilk Falls
The Gorge Trail starts to the right at the base of the last cascading waterfall you see as you enter the park.
Camp at the Shindagin Hollow Lean-To
New York / Shindagin Hollow Lean-To Trailhead
From the parking spot on Prospect Valley Rd., cross the footbridge as part of the Finger Lakes Trail due East. The trail will be marked with white blazes.
Hiking and Bird-Watching in Marshlands Conservancy
New York / Marshlands Conservancy Visitor's Center
Located along Long Island Sound, this 147-acre conservancy is home to a plethora of different birds, including marsh wrens, seaside sparrows, and American woodcocks.
Explore the Ausable Chasm
New York / Ausable Chasm
Enjoy the beauty and geologic history as a day trip or spend a few days. Ausable Chasm offers a variety of accommodations including camping, cabins or a motel.
Hike to Auger Falls
New York / Auger Falls Trailhead
Augers Falls is a not so well kept secret in the Wells/Speculator area of the Adirondacks. It's usually not very crowded but the people that go to take it in come from far and wide.
Backpack Devil's Path in the Catskills
New York / Prediger Road Trailhead
Devil's Path is roughly more than 24 miles long, althought it feels like an eternity of milage. Going thru the summits of Indian head, Twin, Sugarloaf, Plateau, Hunter, and Westkill Mountains.
Hike Treman State Park
New York / Treman Traiihead
Starting in the parking area, choose which direction of the loop to take (all of which will take you to Lucifer Falls).
Backpack the Catskill's Escarpment Trail
New York / Escarpment Trail
The Escarpment Trail runs the length of the Catskill Escarpment. The Escarpment rises steeply from the valley below forming the northeast corner of the Catskill Mountains.
Camp at Hither Hills State Park
New York / Hither Hills Campground
Fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves at Hither Hills State Park, a beautiful oceanside campground with good facilities and access to swimming, fishing, hiking, and biking.
Hike Snowy Mountain Fire Tower
New York / Snowy Mountain Trailhead
Snowy Mountain is the largest mountain in this region of the Adirondacks, and with a 2100'+ elevation gain over the 3.5 mile ascent is actually more work than some of the famed High Peaks.
Hike Sweedler Preserve at Lick Brook
New York / Lick Brook
Trailheads and parking are on both Sandbank and Townline Roads, with elevations ranging from 280-330m.
Hike Mount Jo
New York / Mt. Jo Trail
This short hike offers exceptional views, perfect for late night sunsets and early morning sunrises. Take a lunch date to the summit and enjoy overlooking Heart Lake and New York's highest peak, Mt.
Hike Ramapo Torne
New York / Pine Meadow Trailhead
Located at the south end of Harriman State Park, this moderate loop hike takes you to two awesome panoramic views, then passes by the cascades of Stony Brook.
Backpack the Dix Range
New York / Dix Mountain Trailhead
Day 1 The trail begins about a mile past the intersection of Rt. 73 and Rt. 9 just east of a bridge over the North Fork Boquet River.
Hike the Adirondack's Hadley Mountain
New York / Hadley Mountain Trail
Hadley Mountain historically has faced its share of forest fires. The fires left thin soil, leading to more exposed rock on this fairly quick, scenic hike.
Running in Inwood Hill Park
New York / Inwood Hill Park
This relatively untouched, hilly park features forest, valleys, and a salt marsh – if you're lucky, you may even spot a bald eagle. A great way to run the park is simply explore the maze of trails.
Hike to Kane Mountain Fire Tower
New York / Kane Mountain Fire Tower Trailhead
The Kane Mountain fire tower is one of the more frequented Adirondack towers due to the ease of the trail and its proximity to so many Caroga Lake camping areas.
Hike Bald Mountain (Rondax Fire Tower)
New York / Bald Mountain Trailhead
The one mile trail leads through the woods and some open rock areas. About half way up, you will get some of your first views of Second, Third, and Fourth Lakes.
Hike the Indian Ladder Trail
New York / Indian Ladder Trail
There are many parking areas within the park. Park at the overlook parking. From here you head west following the wood fence. This is the Cliff Top trail. Approximately after walking 0.
Hike Algonquin Peak
New York / Adirondack Loj
Algonquin Peak, the second highest peak in New York, is one of the best hikes up in the Adirondack's.
Camp at Floyd Bennett Field
New York / Floyd Bennett Field Camping
Brooklyn isn't just for the urban and trendy, its also for the people who love getting outside! Located just past the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn, Floyd Bennett Field is a National Recreation Area .
Run the Shore Parkway Greenway Trail
New York / Shore Parkway Greenway Trail
The Shore Parkway Greenway Trail is comprised of two disconnected segments along the New York Harbor that offer more than 12 miles of paved pathway on Brooklyn's southern border.
Camp at the Highbanks Campground (Letchworth State Park)
New York / Highbanks Tent and Trail Campground
The Highbanks camping area is located on northern end of the park. Entering the park from the Mount Morris the camper registration will be 6 miles in on Park Road.
Hike to the Summit of Phelps Mountains
New York / Adirondack Loj
The hike starts at Adirondack Loj in the High Peaks Information Center parking lot. From there, follow the signs for Phelps Mountain/Mt. Marcy.
Climb the Bluffs of Shadmoor State Park
New York / Surfside Ave, Montauk
I've never actually been into the Shadmoor State Park, but you can climb up and onto the bluffs from the beach easily; well kind of easily.
Hike The Millbrook Mountain Ridge Trail
New York / West Trapps Parking Lot
Want to walk on the edge? visit Millbrook Mountain in the Catskills of NY.
Paddle Lake Placid
New York / Lake Placid Kayak Launch
Paddleboarding on Lake Placid is definitely and activity to add to your list when up in the Adirondacks during spring or summer.
Hike the Staten Island Greenbelt
New York / Yellow Trailhead, Staten Island Greenbelt
The white trail offers one of the two more ambitious hikes, passing through Egbertville Ravine, Heyerdahl Hill and Buck’s Hollow parks on Staten Island, offering an up-close view of the forest and ma.
Paddle Peconic Bay
New York / Peconic Bay
While there are many ways to access the Peconic Bay, I have found the best direction to explore is north west after launching and during the sunset. If you head to the public beach on Towd Point Rd.
Hike Giant Ledge
New York / Giant Ledge Trailhead
The trail starts across the street from the parking area you will see a sign. After a short walk in you will cross a foot bridge. At approximately 0.75 mile you will reach a junction.
Hike to the Blue Mountain Fire Tower
New York / Blue Mountain Trailhead
This enjoyable year-round hike offers a self-guided nature walk with interpretive pamphlets located at the trailhead. Following the red marked trail, the first 0.9 miles is a comfortable ascent.
Hike to Avalanche Pass
New York / Avalanche Pass Trailhead
Starting at the end of Adirondack Loj Road in the far right parking lot you will locate the trail register. After signing in you will follow the Van Hovenberg trail. At 1.
Explore High Falls Gorge
New York / High Falls Gorge
There is a fee to visit this amazing area. It ranges from $8.25 to $29.50 depending on your age/season/package. The Gorge offers approximately 1.75 miles of trails with breathtaking views to be had.
Hike to Tremper Mountain Fire Tower
New York / Mt Tremper Trail
As the trail starts you will cross a few wooden bridges, then climb a steep section with rock steps. At about the 0.3 mile mark you will meet up with the Jeep trail that you will follow to the summit.
Hike to the Summit of Ampersand Mountain
New York / Ampersand Mountain Trail
Ampersand Mountain is part of the Saranac Lake 6er Hiking Challenge. It is one of six mountains surrounding Saranac Lake. The trail starts just across the street from the parking area.
Backpack to Malouf's Mountain Sunset Camp on Mt. Beacon
New York / Mount Beacon Trailhead
Starting in the quaint town of Beacon there are a couple of options for hikes of varying difficulty. From the station the walk is about 1.
Camp at Woodland Valley
New York / Woodland Valley Campground
If you are looking for a great campground up in the Catskill Mountains of New York then you definitely have to check out Woodland Valley Campgrounds.
Hike to Huckleberry Point
New York / Huckleberry Point Trailhead
This is a 4.5 mile hike that is great for hikers of all skill levels. Because it is short and not overly difficult, beginners will enjoy this hike.
Capture a Sunset at the Colonie Town Park
New York / Colonie Town Park
Not all adventures have to involve scaling crazy-steep mountains or paddling down intense white-water rapids. Some of the best adventures are the relaxing and mellow ones right in our backyards.
Hike through the Wolf Creek Falls Preserve
New York / Wolf Creek Falls Preserve Parking Area
Over 3 miles of trails provide access to all parts of the preserve, and end up winding through mixed terrain including a wetland, waterfalls, and old stone walls.
Hike Balanced Rocks on Pitchoff Mountain
New York / Balanced Rock Trail
The parking for this hike is shared with the parking for the high peak Cascade Mountain. The trailhead is separate and begins just across the street.
Hike Pillsbury Mountain Fire Tower
New York / Pillsbury Mountain
Pillsbury Mountain is a fairly short but satisfying hike, ending with beautiful views of surrounding mountain ranges and lakes, and home to a defunct ranger station and fire tower.
Hike Big Slide Mountain
New York / Big Slide Trailhead
Park at the Garden Trailhead, where there is a daily use fee of $7.00. Parking is limited and the lot fills up early most weekend mornings.
Hike Constitution Marsh
New York / Constitution Marsh Parking
The parking area allows about 8 cars. From the parking area you will walk down Warren Landing Road approximately 0.5 mile to the Visitors Center. You will see a kiosk to your right.
Stroll along the Montauk Point Lighthouse Cliff Walk
New York / Montauk Point Lighthouse
The Montauk Point Lighthouse is one of the main attractions of "The End" of Long Island, but I've only ever walked around it on the cliff walk.
Hike to Gothics Mountain, Pyramid Peak, and Sawteeth Mountain via Beaver Meadow Falls
New York / Ausable Club
Gothics Mountain is number 10 in height on the 46ers list, standing at 4,736 feet.
Camp at Kittatinny Campground
New York / Kittatinny Campground
This campground is perfect for a group of friends that want to spend a couple days outdoors camping! With 350 campsites, there are many different types of sites available: from sites with electricit.
Hike to the Mount Adams Fire Tower
New York / Mount Adams Trail
The sights for this hike start before you even reach the trailhead. Once a busy mining community, the area is rich in history.
Camp at Fish Creek Pond
New York / Fish Creek Pond Campground
Located in the Saranac Lake region there is a natural sand shoreline and water access for most campsites. There are countless rivers and ponds which allow use of motorized and non-motorized boats.
Hike Hunter Mountain via Becker Hollow Trail
New York / Becker Hollow Trailhead
There are multiple approaches to Hunter Mountain but this is the shortest. From the parking lot, follow the blue trail disks shortly entering a hardwood forest. At approximately 0.
Hike through the Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center
New York / Robert B. Woodruff Trailhead
This little gem can be done by all. At only 1.25 miles this trail has a lot to offer. I recommend this self-guided nature trail to everyone.
Hike the Great Range Traverse
New York / Adirondack Loj
The Summits: Mt. Marcy, Mt. Haystack, Little Haystack, Basin, Saddleback, Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolf Jaw, Lower Wolf Jaw, Hedgehog and Roostercomb.
Hike the Bluff Trail at Chimney Bluffs State Park
New York / Chimney Bluffs Trailhead
The trail starts right at the parking area. You quickly climb a short ways up and through the open forest until you reach the bluffs edge.
Hike to Mount Colden via Avalanche Pass
New York / Adirondack Loj
Mount Colden is number 11 on the list of 46ers, standing at 4,714 feet. There are a couple routes to Colden from the Loj.
Hike to Balsam Lake Fire Tower
New York / Balsam Lake Fire Tower Trail
The trail starts across the street on an old Jeep trail. The registration box will be reached at 0.33 miles. You will continue to follow the Jeep trail and at about 2.
Hike Christman Sanctuary
New York / Christman Santuary Trailhead
Starting from the parking lot you follow the Blue trail. Once you come to a fork you can choose which way you would like to start. I always bear right, which will bring you along the Bozenkill.
Hike Owls Head
New York / Owls Head Trailhead
There are a few Owls Heads located within the Adirondack Park. This one is located on Owls Head Lane off Route 73 in Keene, NY. This is a gentle ascent of 0.6 miles to the 2120 foot summit.
Climb Whiteface Mountain via Brook Slide
New York / Whiteface Landing Trailhead
You can choose to do an out-and-back, or we also spotted cars finishing at the Atmospheric Science Research Center.
Hike Crane Mountain
New York / Crane Mountain Trailhead
At the trail register stay to your right at the fork in the trail. The left trail will be where you return. At approximately 0.
Hike to Echo Cliffs on Panther Mountain
New York / Echo Cliffs Trailhead
This gem of a hike is located in Piseco, NY near three state campgrounds. After parking alongside the road, follow the trail as it climbs along the slope of a ravine.
Hike St. Regis Mountain
New York / St. Regis Mountain Trail
St Regis is part of the Saranac Lake 6er Hiking Challenge. It is one of six mountains surrounding Saranac Lake.
Camp on Giant Ledge
New York / Giant Ledge Trailhead
Giant Ledge is a great hike in the Catskills if you are looking for something short, with incredible views, and camping options.
Hike to McKenzie and Haystack Mountains
New York / Haystack Mountain Trail
McKenzie Mountain stands at 3,861 feet and is one of the highest 100 in the Adirondacks. Haystack Mountain stands at 2,874 feet. Both are part of the Saranac 6ers Challenge.
Hike Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant Mountain
New York / Rocky Peak Ridge & Giant Traverse
My preference is to start this traverse on Rt 9 in New Russia and finish on Rt 73 at Chapel Pond.
Hike to Newman's Ledge
New York / North-South Lake Parking Area
Located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, this is an outdoors-mans(and woman's) dream spot! Although this hike is accessible year round, if you decide to go during the summer you should expect cro.
Walk the Walkway Over the Hudson
New York / Walkway Over the Hudson - Poughkeepsie Parking
There are two parking spots at each side of this bridge. The one noted here is the eastern side in Poughkeepsie. There is ample parking. There are also restrooms at the start.
Hike to Red Hill Fire Tower
New York / Red Hill Fire Tower Trail
This gentle hike is not too long or steep, and the summit rewards you with a nice picnic spot. Starting from the parking lot, shortly into the hike, you will hit a stream crossing. At 1.
Camping at Mills Norrie State Park
New York / Mills Norrie Campgrounds
Mills Norrie State Park is really the sumtotal of two parks: Margaret Lewis Norrie and Ogden & Ruth Livingston Mills State Parks, joined together by the Hudson River.
Explore Smith Woods
New York / Smith Woods
Smith Woods is a 32 acre old growth forest in Trumansburg, NY, directly across from the Trumansburg Fairgrounds.
Hike to Noonmark Mountain
New York / Noonmark Mountain Trailhead
This trail actually begins off an easement of private roads at the Ausable Club. From the main road, you will see the Register and signage showing 2.1 miles to Noonmark.
Hike Rocky Mountain Summit
New York / Rocky Mountain Trailhead
This half-mile, steep hike to the 2225 foot summit of Rocky Mountain has some great views of Fourth Lake and the surrounding area from it's open summit.
Hike to Black Mountain in Lake George, NY
New York / Black Mountain Parking Area
Black Mountain is located on the Eastern side of Lake George and is the tallest mountain above Lake George. The trailhead is located on Pike Brook Road (off from Hulett's Rd, Route 6) in Clemons, NY.
Photograph the Keene Barn
New York / Keene Barn
Every time I drive through this area my first thought is "Is the barn still standing". This beautiful barn is located at the intersection of Routes 73 and 9N in Keene.
Hike Black Bear Mountain
New York / Black Bear Mountain Trailhead
The trail up Black Bear starts at the end of the old road/parking lot nearest Inlet. There are two routes up Black Bear; the shorter but steeper route of 1.
Hike to Papermill Falls
New York / Trail 19
The trail is marked as #19 on Letchworth State Park maps also known as Gibsonville Trail.
Hike Up Cobble Hill
New York / Cobble Hill Trailhead
Looking for a great family hike up in the Adirondacks? Take a look into Cobble Hill right off of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid.
Catch a Sunset on Buck Mountain
New York / Buck Mountain Parking
There are a few options for this mountain. The route described is the easiest approach and therefore the nicest for a sunset hike.
Hike Vroman's Nose
New York / Vromans Nose Trailhead
Once you leave the parking area, the first 0.25 miles you ascend up an "old woods" road. You will then head left into the forest. At approximately 0.4 miles you will come to a junction.
Hike the Keleher Preserve Loop
New York / Keleher Preserve Parking Area
The historic preserve is operated by the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, so trails are clearly marked and extremely well maintained.
Hike Utsayantha Fire Tower
New York / Utsayantha Trailhead
Whether you hike or drive up the one mile road you will not be disappointed. This is an amazing spot whether you climb the tower or not to watch a sunset.
Hike Dial & Nippletop Mountains
New York / Dial & Nippletop Trailhead
Very important and therefore, I will note it first. A portion of this hike is on the Adirondack Mountain Reserve and dogs are not allowed. After parking at the St.
Hike Hurricane Mountain
New York / Hurricane Mountain Trailhead
Though there are a few approaches to this mountain, this is the most widely used. The trail is marked with red discs and easy to follow. At times you will cross small brooks and bog bridges.
Hike to Mount Baker in Saranac Lake
New York / Mt. Baker Trail
Mount Baker (also referred to as Baker Mountain) stands at 2,457 feet and sits in the village of Saranac Lake and is part of the Saranac Lake 6ers Challenge. This is a moderate out and back 1.
Hike the IBM Glen Preserve
New York / IBM Glen Parking Area
From the parking lot follow the only trail heading downhill, the yellow trail. At the first and second forks in the trail, stay left remaining on the yellow trail.
Hike Jay Mountain
New York / Jay Mountain Trailhead
As you reach the ridge, you will notice a short spur trail to see the viewpoint from the western end of the ridge. It is approximately 2 miles to the ridge from the trailhead. The ridge runs 1.
Camp at Caroga Lake
New York / Caroga Lake State Campground
I have been camping here yearly. Located on East Caroga Lake the sites are clean and many are large. They offer a few water sites.
Hike Cat & Thomas Mountains Preserve
New York / Cat & Thomas Trailhead
There are a few ways to approach these two peaks. We chose to do a traverse using two vehicles. Starting at Edgecomb Pond Rd you will park along the road.
Photograph the "Plains of Abraham"
New York / Plains of Abraham
Originally, the area where modern-day Lake Placid is located was called The Plains of Abraham.
Drive the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway
New York / Adirondack Trail (Mayfield)
This scenic byway starts in Fonda, NY and travels along Route 30 to Malone, NY. The area described and pictured here is a 65 mile stretch from Mayfield to Indian Lake.
Hike the Millbrook Mountain/Gertrude Nose loop
New York / Lake Minnewaska
This great loop hike starts from the upper parking lot of Lake Minnewaska State Park.
Hike to Street and Nye Mountains
New York / Adirondack Loj
Street Mountain is number 31 at 4,166’ and Nye Mountain is number 45 at 3,895’ on the list of 46ers.
Hike Dickinson Hill Fire Tower
New York / Dickinson Hill Trailhead
Once you drive onto N. Long Pond Road you will follow it appproximately 1.5 miles to the end. From the parking you can take the short walk back on the road to the start of the trail.
Camp at Sugarloaf Mountain in the Catskills
New York / Mink Hollow Road
Begin by parking at the end of Mink Road in Elka Park (GPS:N42 08.593, W74 09.479). It will be a .7 mile hike to camp. Follow the rocky woods road to the junction where there is a SPRING sign.
Paddle the Essex Chain of Lakes
New York / N. Deer Pond Pull-Off (Essex Chain of Lakes)
Beginning in the Town of Newcomb, there is a sign for the Essex Chain of Lakes at the intersection of Route 28N and Pine Tree Road. Follow Pine Tree Road until you see a right for Goodnow Flow Road.
Climb the Stillwater Fire Tower
New York / Stillwater Fire Tower Trailhead
Located along the gravel Big Moose Road most of the parking here is along the sides of the road. Though there is a small lot it only hold two vehicles.
Hike Shelving Rock Mountain
New York / Shelving Rock Mountain Trail
The trailhead for Shelving Rock Mountain has enough room for about five cars but additional parking can be found on the road leading to it.
Hike to Mount Arab Fire Tower
New York / Mount Arab Trailhead
Located just a couple miles outside of Tupper Lake this little hike is a gem. The trailhead starts just across the street from the parking area. The 1.
Hike Gore Mountain
New York / Gore Mountain Trailhead
You will start this hike following the blue blazed Schaefer trail. Though the sign shows 5.8 miles to the summit it is actually only 5.0 miles.
Hike the West Gorge Trail at Waterman Conservation Center
New York / Waterman Conservation Center
Park anywhere near the conservation center when you pull into the parking lot and head towards the open field where a map kiosk stands.
Hike to the Azure Fire Tower
New York / Azure Mountain Trailhead
From the parking lot the trail begins at the gate and follows the red marked discs. The former observers cabin site is at 0.3 miles. At this point the trail ascends steadily.
Visit the Vanderbilt Mansion
New York / Vanderbilt Mansion Parking
Once you are at the parking area you can choose to start the loop in either direction. I like the idea of leaving the Mansion for last so that is what I did.
Hike Sleeping Beauty & Area Ponds
New York / Sleeping Beauty Trailhead
Parking is available at the end of Dacy Clearing Rd. There are great primitive campsites throughout the area.
Climb Haystack, Basin & Saddleback
New York / Garden Trailhead
This hike starts in the Garden Parking Lot in Keene Valley, NY. The Garden parking lot (operated by the town of Keene) costs $7 per day from late April through the end of October (2014 rate).
Camp at Chase Lake
New York / Chase Lake Trailhead
Chase Lake is part of the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest. The trailhead is located from the dead-end on Pinnacle Road. You will follow the red marked trail.
Hike the Soda Range Loop
New York / Crows Clearing Trailhead
This fun and scenic hike is located in Keene, NY. The trailhead is located at Crows Clearing at the end of Otoole Rd. There are two trailheads.
Hike Spruce Mountain
New York / Spruce Mountain Trailhead
The trail starts on private land on North Road. You can only drive so far as a sign tells you "no parking beyond this point." You will see a sign on the right side of the road.
Camp at Lewey Lake
New York / Lewey Lake Campground
Located in the Central Adirondacks this campground offers 207 sites. It is on Lewey Lake however offers a channel into Indian Lake as well as the Miami River.
Hike to Vanderwhacker Fire Tower
New York / Vanderwhacker Mountain Trailhead
The official trailhead is located off Moose Pond Club Road. This is a seasonal access road; therefore, if you're planning this hike in winter, you will need to add an additional 5.2 miles roundtrip.
Hike to Good Luck Cliffs
New York / Good Luck Cliffs Trailhead
The parking area is easily located as there is a sign along the road. The first 1.5 miles of the trail is an easy hike over old woods roads and snowmobile trails to Good Luck Lake.
Hike to Big Crow
New York / Big Crow Trailhead
Park at the end of O'Toole Rd to begin this short hike. Note that in winter you would have to walk a little further as part of the road is seasonal.
Hike Allen Mountain
New York / Allen Mountain Trailhead
Parking for Allen is in the history filled town of Tahawus. This area is known as the Upper Works. The parking will be on your right shortly after the Old Blast Furnace from the mining days.
Hike to Mount Colvin and Blake Peak
New York / Ausable Club
Mount Colvin and Blake Peak are located along the Colvin Range in the High Peaks Wilderness. Mount Colvin is number 39 on the 46er list, at 4,057 feet.
Hike the Santanoni Range
New York / Santanoni Range Trailhead
This hike is in a very remote area of the high peaks. The range features three of the Adirondack 46 high peaks including Panther 4442 ft, Couchsachraga 3820 ft and Santanoni 4607 ft.
Explore Christine Falls
New York / Christine Falls Pull-Off
The falls are less than 0.1 mile from the parking area; you'll know you're close as you can hear them from the parking area. You will walk a rocky downhill slope to the falls.
Paddle The Nine-Mile Swamp
New York / Wickwire Put-In
The best place to launch into the Nine-Mile Swamp is along side of Wickwire Road (off from State Route 12) not far beyond the RR Crossing. There is room here for about half a dozen cars.
Hike the Lower Great Range
New York / Lower Great Range Parking
You will start this hike at the Ausable Club parking area at the start of Ausable Club Rd off Rt 73. Here you will walk up Ausable Club Rd and turn left onto Lake Road.
Hike Rooster Comb
New York / Roostercomb Trailhead
Start this hike from the Rooster Comb trail head along scenic Rt 73 in Keene Valley. The parking lot offers ample parking. You start off crossing a boardwalk over a swampy section.
Hike the Pharaoh Mountain Loop
New York / Pharaoh Mountain Trailhead
You start off at the initial parking area on Crane Pond Road. There is a sign in register here. From here you will have a 1.9 mile one-way walk on a rough road to Crane Pond.
Hike Peaked Mountain
New York / Peaked Mountain Trailhead
Peaked Mountain is located in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness. The parking for this hike is located at the end of Thirteenth Lake Road.
Hike Twin Mountain
New York / Prediger Road DEC Parking Lot
The DEC Parking lot, is located at the very end of a dead end, along Prediger Rd. Start at the trail head to the right of the trail kiosk and sign in sheet.
Hike the Wetlands Loop, BU Nature Preserve
New York / BU Nature Preserve Visitor Parking
Park across from the Nature Preserve Kiosk where you can pay to park ($1 for 30 mins) ask an attendant for directions at the entrance of the university for ease of navigation through campus.
Hike to Owls Head Mountain Fire Tower in Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
New York / Owls Head Mountain Fire Tower Trail
Owls Head Mountain is an Adirondack Fire Tower Mountain with an elevation of 2,812 feet. It is located in Long Lake in the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest and is a 6.2 mile out and back round trip hike.
Camp at Glimmerglass State Park
New York / Glimmerglass State Park Entrance
To spend a night in Glimmerglass State Park, make your reservation here. Looking for daytime activities? The park offers 4.75 miles of trail systems.
Fly Fish at Salmon Creek Falls
New York / Salmon Creek Fishing Lot
Park at the dead end designated DEC "Fishing Salmon Creek" lot.
Kayak & Hike to Baldface Mountain
New York / Indian Lake Marina
Along Rt 30 you will park at the top of Miv Road and walk down the short road to the Indian Lake Marina. There is a small fee to launch here and the honor system is generally used.
Run the Sapsucker Woods Trails
New York / Sapsucker Woods Trails
There are two main sets of trails available for walking/running on. The trails connect across a small road and can be made into about a 4 mile loop if you run some of the interior loops as well.
Kayak Camp Section 1 of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
New York / Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Western Terminus
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile paddling trail with the western terminus located in Old Forge, New York and the eastern terminus in Fort Kent, Maine.
Check Out the Historic Jay Covered Bridge
New York / Jay Covered Bridge
Originally erected in 1857, it was restored to its original state in 2006. The only bridge traffic allowed is pedestrian and bicycle. The bridge resides over the east branch of the Ausable River.
Camp along Section 2 of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
New York / Long Lake Boat Launch
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile paddling trail with the western terminus located in Old Forge, New York and the eastern terminus in Fort Kent, Main. Section Two is a 42.
Hike the Blackhead Range & Windham
New York / Blackhead Range Trailhead
You will need to spot cars for the described hike however, there are a few ways of approaching this hike. Start at the end of Barnum Road. You need to walk down the driveway to the first house.
Hike Wakely Fire Tower
New York / Wakely Mountain Trailhead
Starting from the parking area you will follow the red marked trail northwest. The first 2 miles are mostly a flat to low grade ascent along an old woods road. At 1.
Hike to the Lyon Mountain Fire Tower
New York / Lyon Mountain Trailhead
The hike begins at the end of a seasonal road, so keep in mind if you are planning it in winter be prepared to possibly add 2.0 miles roundtrip. There is a good size parking area.
Hike Mount Marshall
New York / Mount Marshall Trailhead
The parking lot for this trailhead is decent sized and located at the very end of the road. After signing in the register you will head north toward Indian Pass. At 0.
Hike to Tenant Creek Falls
New York / Tenant Creek Falls Parking
The parking and first mile of this trail is new. The parking lot will be on the right side of the road and allows for about 6 vehicles comfortably.
Take a Stroll at Wintergreen Park
New York / Wintergreen Park Trailhead
The scenic trail starts at the upper parking area. The one mile one-way trail will leads you along the rim of the Canajoharie Creek Gorge to an overlook.
Hike the Cascade Lake Loop
New York / Cascade Lake Trailhead
This walk has so much to offer. Starting at the new parking area, you will register and follow the trail into the woods for 0.3 miles. Here you will pick up the old trail and follow it left. At 0.
Hike Pilot Knob
New York / Pilot Knob Trailhead
The trail starts off from the same trail head as the popular Buck Mountain. You will follow the trail approximately 0.3 miles until a split.
Walk up Belfrey Fire Tower
New York / Belfrey Mountain Trailhead
This is an easy stroll for anyone. The first 0.2 miles is following the gravel access road. You will then take a small footpath the last 0.1 miles. For such little effort you get big rewards.
Kayak the Kunjamuk River
New York / Kunjamuk River
This paddle begins in Speculator, there is a very large area for parking across from the public beach.
Hike and Birdwatch the Apalachin Marsh
New York / Apalachin Marsh Pull-off
Park on the gravel "pull-off" West-bound on Route 434 in Apalachin (See pin). Walk along the fence and turn into the opening where you'll go through a tunnel about 20 yards long.
Climb Coney Mountain
New York / Coney Mountain Trailhead
This newer trail offers a parking area; however, it can get busy. There is ample parking along the wide shoulder of Route 30. The trail is easy to follow and marked with blue discs.
Hike Catamount Mountain
New York / Catamount Mountain Trailhead
As you travel toward the mountain you will be able to see it. I always enjoy seeing what I will be climbing! The trailhead parking has room for plenty of cars and has a newer sign.
Hike to Nine Corner Lake
New York / Nine Corner Lake Trailhead
There is plenty of parking here with large pull-offs on both sides of the road. The trail is a wide old road. Soon after you sign the register you will pass a gate and continue.
Hike at Poet's Walk Park
New York / Poet's Walk Parking
The parking area offers a kiosk with maps. At the kiosk you will see the main trail which will lead you 0.66 miles through open fields to the Overlook Pavillon.
Hike the Pilot Knob Preserve
New York / Pilot Knob Preserve Trailhead
The land here is owned by the Lake George Land Conservancy. You have the possibility of doing two loops which I included as part of the 3.7 miles. It is about a 500 foot ascent to the Gazebo.
Hike Goodman Mountain
New York / Goodman Mountain Trailhead
You will see a sign along Route 30 "Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest", this where the parking area is. There is an informational kiosk at the trailhead explaining the re-naming of the mountain.
Hike Hopkins Mountain
New York / Roostercomb Trailhead
Park at the Roostercomb parking trailhead. You will cross the road in a diagonal direction to Ranney Road. The road sign says it is a private road; however, you are able to walk down the road.
Hike to Ferncliff Fire Tower
New York / Ferncliff Forest Parking
At the parking area there is a kiosk which offers a trail map. The description here and trail I chose to follow from the parking lot was the Yellow trail.
Hike up Burger Hill
New York / Burger Hill Parking
From the parking are you will see your destination at 0.4 miles away. Follow the trail up the hill. The summit features three rock benches which have the names of the mountains you are seeing.
Hike the Jessup/Highlands/Long Path Trails
New York / Gonzaga Park, Woodbury
This trails starts at a small park in Woodbury called Gonzaga Park. Closed from mid-November to April, you are still able to park just outside the gate if that is the time of year you are hiking.
Take a Stroll at Camp Saratoga
New York / Camp Saratoga Parking
Explore the trails at Camp Saratoga which operated as a boy scout camp from 1930 to 2001 when it became part of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.
Hike around Little Stony Point
New York / Little Stony Point Parking
Explore this point located along the mighty Hudson River. Though a short walk there is much to see.
Hike to Blue Ledge on the Hudson
New York / Blue Ledge on the Hudson Trailhead
After turning on Northwoods Club Road you will drive 7.0 miles. The trail head will be on your left marked with a brown sign. You can park on either side of the road.
Camp at Woods Lake
New York / Woods Lake Trailhead
This would be a great overnight for anyone who wants to try primitive camping. The trailhead parking is a lot on the opposite side of the road.
Hike to Boreas Ponds
New York / Boreas Ponds Trailhead
You will start from the last parking area along Gulf Brook Road. The road is a bit rough, higher clearance vehicle recommended. Just past the gate is a kiosk and map.
Camp at Little Sand Point
New York / Little Sand Point Campground
This New York State Campground is located on Piseco Lake. Many of the sites are on the lake. The lake offers a nice paddle with a few outlets. The sites are good sized and the facilities are clean.
Hike Looking Glass Pond
New York / Looking Glass Pond Trailhead
The parking lot is located off of Rossman Hill Road down a short road (not listed on maps). You will see a brown sign at the road however, to direct you.
Hike the Washburn/Nelsonville/Undercliff Loop
New York / Washburn Trail
This is a difficult loop hike that has several different starting points. I chose to start at the Washburn Trail Head, which is the lowest starting point you can select.
Climb Cascade via #7 Slide
New York / Slide Trailhead
Along scenic RT 73 you will see the Cascade Lakes, between the two lakes is the parking area for this hike. You can see the slide from the road. The slide is shaped like the number seven.
Run the Schoharie Crossing
New York / Schoharie Crossing Trailhead
This is a great beginner trail run. The 5.0 mile roundtrip is level. Park along the road and sign in. You will follow the Towpath trail to the Yankee Hill Lock.
Hike the Perkins/Fahnestock/Charcoal Burners Trail Loop
New York / Charcoal Burners Trailhead, Clarence Fahnestock State Park
This is one of my favorite hikes in the Clarence Fahnestock State Park. A real mixed bag but mostly very enjoyable. The trail starts at the Charcoal Burners Trailhead Route 301.
Swim at Shelving Rock Bay
New York / Shelving Rock Bay Trailhead
The parking lot is located on Shelving Rock Road a few minutes down the road from the trail head to Shelving Rock Mountain.
Canoe or Kayak the Follensby Clear Area
New York / Follensby Clear Area
Start this circuit at the Fish Creek Pond Campgrounds. A fabulous clean campground with every site on the water. Either book for the weekend or get a day use pass.
Hike Jessup/West Ridge Loop via the Sweet Clover Trail
New York / Taylor Road Parking - Schunnemunk SP
Schunnemunk Mountain State Park is one of my favorite parks. It offers many trails and possibilities for different loops.
Walk along the Sacandaga River Pathway
New York / Sacandaga River Pathway Trailhead
Located in the heart of Speculator this nature trail is a perfect spot for the entire family. Park at the large free parking area across from the Lake Pleasant beach on Route 30.
Hike to Shallow Lake in the Pigeon Lake Wilderness
New York / Brown Tract Pond Campground
Shallow Lake is a 268 acre remote lake located in the Pigeon Lake Wilderness in Central Adirondacks.
Hike to OK Slip Falls
New York / OK Slip Falls Parking
Starting at the parking area you will walk 0.2 miles west on Route 28 to the north side of the road to locate the marked trailhead.
Climb the Wilmington Slide
New York / Wilmington Range Trailhead
The described hike is a traverse in the Taylor Pond Wild Forest. Starting on Bonnie View Road you will start on the eastern portion of the Copper Kiln Pond Trail.
Snowshoe Gray Peak, Mount Skylight & Mount Marcy
New York / Adirondack Loj Trailhead
The trailhead begins at the Adirondack Loj parking lot. Parking here is $10.00 a day or $5.00 for Adirondack Mountain Club members. After signing in the trail register you will walk 2.
Kayak at Stewart Landing
New York / Stewart Landing
At the parking area there is a dam. You can launch next to this area; the water is calm. The paddle is enjoyable with very little current.
Hike Cobble Lookout
New York / Cobble Lookout Trailhead
As you drive on Whiteface Memorial Highway just before you reach the tolls you will bear right on Gillespie Drive. The trail will be on your right at approximately 0.2 miles.
Hike Bennett, Middle & Murphy Lakes
New York / Bennett, Middle & Murphy Trailhead
Park along the roadside to begin this hike. A wooden sign will mark the start of the trail on the north side of the road. At 0.1 miles you will cross a small stream and wet area.
Hike to Meade & Beckman Mountain
New York / Meade/Beckman Mountian Trailhead
The parking area is along Igerna Road and offers space for about four vehicles. The trail and register start from the parking lot.
Snowshoe to Lake Colden
New York / Lake Colden Trailhead
This hike starts from the large parking area for the Heart Lake Program Center (adjacent to HPIC) it is $5 for ADK Mountain Club members and $10 for nonmembers to park.
Kayak the Cedar River Flow
New York / Cedar River Flow Launch
Traveling along Cedar River Road you will reach the Moose River Recreation Area at approximately 12 miles. Here you can park at the Wakely Dam. You will see the launch area to the right of the dam.
Hike the Tongue Mountain Range
New York / Tongue Mountain Range Trailhead
The best way to tackle this hike is to spot cars. I suggest the starting point for the Deer Leap trail, which is the trailhead location I chose coordinates for. You will follow this trail for 0.
Paddle the Stillwater Reservoir
New York / Stillwater Reservoir Launch
Located in Webb, NY the launch site offers ample parking, public bathrooms, store, gasoline, restaurant, lodging, boat, kayak & canoe rentals, riverboat and car ferry to Beaver River and 46 free prim.
Snowshoe around Lake Bonita
New York / Lake Bonita Trailhead
This new trail system is part of Moreau Lake State Park. The trail is easily accessed by a parking lot along Wilton Mountain Road. From the parking lot you will see the White access trail.
Climb the Kilburn Slide
New York / Kilburn Slide Parking
Parking is at the pull off for Monument Falls on Rt 86 in North Elba. After parking you will cross the road and find a faint herd path leading into woods.
Hike to Kipp Mountain
New York / Kipp Mountain Trailhead
This hike starts along Ben Culver Road at a road side pull off with room for several cars. You will the trail sign and register from the parking area.
Paddle Helldiver Pond
New York / Helldiver Trailhead
This remote pond is located in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest. There is plenty of primitive camping in this area. Located along Moose River Road you will take a small road 0.
Hike through Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park
New York / Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park Parking
The parking area is actually off of a small drive called Sunset Drive off of Davis Road. This is not on the map however you cannot miss it as you will see the sign to parking.
Hike to Palmer Pond
New York / Palmer Pond Trailhead
Parking is at the end of Palmer Pond Road, it will turn into a dirt road and the last 0.2 miles is a little rough. Just take your time and even with a car you will be fine.
Snowshoe to Mount Colden
New York / Adirondack Loj Trailhead
The hike begins at the large parking area for the Heart Lake Program Center. Parking here is $5.00 for Adirondack Club members or $10.00 non-members.
Hike High Falls Conservation
New York / High Falls Conservation Parking
There is one parking area for this 47 acre conservation area. There is a kiosk located at the parking lot which offers maps and information on the other Conservation areas.
Hike to Beaver Pond
New York / Appalachian Trailhead at Canopus Lake
Beaver Pond is a small body of water created by a dam that was constructed during the days of iron ore mining in the area. The pond is crystal clear and has a wonderful tree line right on the water.
Hike to the Balm of Gilead Mountain
New York / Balm of Gilead Trailhead
Weather you're short on time or pairing this with another area hike, this little trek will leave you satisfied.
Climb Benny's Brook Slide
New York / Garden Trailhead
The trail starts at the Garden Trail head in Keene Valley. Keep in mind this parking lot gets full very early morning.
Hike the Stillman - Bluebird Loop
New York / Stillman Trailhead
This loop hike starts at the northern trailhead of the park where the Stillman Trail begins. The parking area has enough space for only 6 or 7 cars. Start off on a wide maintained carriage road.
Hike the Cornish/Brook/Notch/Washburn/Undercliff Loop
New York / Washburn Trailhead
This loop is a great option to avoid crowds on the west side of the Washburn trail. Start at the same trailhead for the Washburn Trail.
Hike the Sunset Point - South Beacon Mountain Loop
New York / Notch Trailhead (north end)
This loop hike form the Notch Trail northern trailhead on Route 9D. There is enough parking at this trailhead for about 5-6 cars. The Notch Trail is identified with blue trail markers.
Hike the North Point Loop
New York / Butter Hill Trailhead
There is three different trailheads to access the North Point Loop. I chose the trailhead that would give me the longest hike. That would be the Butter Hill parking area on Route 9W north.