is a favorite activity of residents and visitors alike. The Adirondack Park is a combination of private and public lands, unlike any other park in the United States. There are countless trails and mountains to discover throughout the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. Hikes vary from short and easy to steep and strenuous. Love to hike? Go hiking in the Adirondacks! Explore the great outdoors on some of the best mountains in the northeast.
Adirondack State Park & Mountains (Adirondacks) Hiking Hikes in and around Adirondack State Park & Mountains
Adirondack Hiking Trails Adirondack Trail Information provided by NYS DEC
Franklin County Hiking Trails Trail Information provided by Franklin County Tourism
Great Walks and Day Hikes This site features an interactive hiking map with descriptions of many less-traveled Adirondack hikes. The interactive hiking map does not include all the hikes in the Adirondacks. It should be used to help you decide where to take your next hike.
Interactive Hiking Map To help plan your excursions this interactive hiking map includes descriptions and directions to hiking trailheads. It also allows you to search for nearby attractions and recreation. (All Rights Reserved Franklin County Tourism © 2011.)
Bicyclists are quickly discovering some of the finest cycling in North America along a 1,300+ mile network of bicycle routes. Cyclists who ride in the Adirondacks know it has all the right ingredients for a premier bicycle touring destination: peaceful country roads, picturesque villages, breathtaking scenery, country stores and farm stands, bicycle tour outfitters, impressive historic sites and museums.
Recreational Bicycling Hate to leave your bike at home when you go on vacation? You won’t have to when you’re visiting the Adirondack region. This part of New York State has some of the best bicycling opportunities in the Northeast. You could have a day of fun mountain biking down a ski run, or a leisurely ride along a historic canal. (All content, photography, programming © Adirondack Regional Tourism Council 2002 – 2011)
Mountain Bike Atlas The Adirondack Park Online Atlas of Mountain Bike Trails is presented in the interest of informing the public on mountain biking opportunities in the Adirondack Park.
MAPS AND BOOKS Guidebooks on bicycle touring and mountain biking in the Adirondack region are available from local bike shops and bookstores or from online suppliers. Other bicycling maps and brochures are available, often at no cost, from county departments of tourism or local chambers of commerce, and some may be requested by telephone or online.
Biking Franklin County, NY “At six million acres, New York’s funky wilderness preserve, one of America’s largest refuges, is also one the most alluring.” – SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE. (All Rights Reserved Franklin County Tourism © 2011.)
The Adirondacks contain more than 3,000 lakes and ponds and 6,000 miles of rivers and streams. Paddling ranges from rolling whitewater chutes to glassy ponds where deer stop to drink; from a short circuit around a scenic lake to a multi-day river and lake trip.
Canoe/Kayak Guide/Map This site features an interactive map of waterways with descriptions of the waterway routes. Use the online waterways map to help you decide where to go on your next paddle. (All content, photography, programming © Adirondack Regional Tourism Council 2002 – 2011)
Canoe/Kayak in Franklin County New York’s Adirondacks are rugged and dramatic, but what distinguishes them from the mountain ranges in Vermont and New Hampshire is their waters, the hundreds of lakes and ponds and miles and miles of rivers that the others simply do not have”. – THE NEW YORK TIMES. (All Rights Reserved Franklin County Tourism © 2011)
Interactive Canoe/Kayaking Map Our interactive map of canoe/kayak launch sites includes paddling route descriptions and maps and directions to the launch sites. (All Rights Reserved Franklin County Tourism © 2011)
Intl. Scale of River Difficulty The Adirondacks contain more than 3,000 lakes and ponds and 6,000 miles of rivers and streams. Paddling ranges from rolling whitewater chutes to glassy ponds where deer stop to drink; from a short circuit around a scenic lake to a multi-day river and lake trip.
Horseback Riding in the Adirondacks…
Experience the tranquility to be found in the great wilderness of the Adirondacks while horseback riding over miles of scenic wooded trails.