Hadley, New York

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  • Hadley, New York

    Hike the Adirondack's Hadley Mountain

    5.0
    3.6 mi / 1545 ft gain
    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. Due to the rockiness, when you're thinking about heading out for this hike, be sure to grab a sturdy pair of hiking boots or at least your st...
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  • Johnsburg, New York

    Hike Crane Mountain

    4.5
    4.6 mi / 1100 ft gain
    At the trail register stay to your right at the fork in the trail. The left trail will be where you return. At approximately 0.5 miles you will reach an open ledge area, as you look up a rock cairn will mark where you pick up the trail. At 0.8 miles you will reach the first of two ladders to a...
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  • Bolton, New York

    Hike Cat & Thomas Mountains Preserve

    5.0
    5.8 mi
    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. There will be a sign and yellow discs directing you to the start of the trail. The first 0.4 miles is following a dirt road. You will then ...
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  • Fort Ann, New York

    Hike to Shelving Rock Falls

    1 mi / 50 ft gain
    The hike to beautiful Shelving Rock Falls is only a half mile and well worth the side trip if visiting the east side of Lake George.  Shelving Rock Road, the road to the parking area, is long, winding, and unpaved, but maintained pretty well and passable in a sedan. You'll want to take the road a...
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  • Fort Ann, New York

    Hike Shelving Rock Mountain

    3.4 mi / 650 ft gain
    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. Be sure to sign the log book and begin the hike by passing around the "stop" car barrier.The trail starts off following a small stream (on your right) but yo...
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  • Wells, New York

    Hike to Auger Falls

    4.0
    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. It's an easy family friendly hike (and that includes furry family, just keep them on leash) that offers some fantas...
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  • Gloversville, New York

    Drive the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway

    3.0
    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. Starting in Mayfield you will head north driving past the Great Sacandaga Lake. Continuing through the town of Hope  you will dr...
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  • North Creek, New York

    Hike Gore Mountain

    5.0
    10 mi / 3040 ft gain
    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. Much of the way you follow Roaring Brook which has many waterfalls along the way. Just after the North Creek Reservoir you will get your first glance at...
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  • Clemons, New York

    Hike to Black Mountain in Lake George, NY

    6.7 mi / 1046 ft gain
    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. The parking area is about one mile up Pike Brook Road, on the right.This hike to Black Mountain i...
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  • Speculator, New York

    Paddle the Sacandaga and Kunjamuk Rivers to Elm Lake

    The Sacandaga River is accessed via a hand launch at the Speculator Ball Field Parking Area in the town of Speculator, NY. Follow the Sacandaga River 1.5 miles until you reach Kunjamuk Bay. The Kunjamuk River begins further up the bay to the left.  Approximately 4 miles up river is Elm Lake. Padd...
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  • Dorset, Vermont

    Hike 'The Merck'

    4.0
    2.5 mi
    Of the 10 trails at The Merck, The Wildlife Trail is a great hike through the forest that offers you the best way to see wildlife, streams and tracks. You can do the whole hike as a loop in about 2-2 1/2 hours or shorten it up with some shortcuts if you just want a quick hike. Great for family ...
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  • Caroga Lake, New York

    Kane Mountain Fire Tower

    4.2
    2.1 mi / 518 ft gain
    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. The short hike is family friendly and available year round, part of the trail doubles as a cross country skiing trail in fact. Driving...
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  • Indian Lake, New York

    Hike to OK Slip Falls

    5.0
    6.4 mi
    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. After signing the trail register you will follow the the red marked trail approximately 0.5 miles to the first junction.  At the junction you will branch right and f...
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  • Poultney, Vermont

    Camp on Mount St. Catherine

    5.0
    Looking for the best view in all of Poultney, Vermont? Look no further than Lake St. Catherine Mountain. Located within Deane's Nature Preserve, this fast and easy hike tops as one of the best views and camping spots for the little time and energy needed to reach the summit. Only 30-45 minutes fr...
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Hike Plotter Kill Preserve

    4.3
    5.5 mi / 820 ft gain
    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. Shortly after you can go out and back on the Blue trail to view the Upper and Lower Falls from lookouts above. Once back to the Red t...
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  • Schenectady, New York

    Hike the Lisha Kill Preserve Loop

    5.0
    2.3 mi / 324 ft gain
    This 2.3 mile loop trail is lightly trafficked and great for all skill levels. Starting out the trail register, you will see signs from The Nature Conservancy which manages the preserve. Descending down a hill with lots of exposed tree roots, you will then cross over the meandering Lisha Kill and...
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Camping and Lodging in Hadley

Lake George / Saratoga KOA Journey
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Hapgood Pond
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Guides, Insights and Stories from Hadley

Escape the City with a Road Trip in the Adirondacks

Escape the City with a Road Trip in the Adirondacks

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