Owls Head Trail Closed on Weekends

Owls Head Trail Closed on Weekends

Press release from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Effective immediately the trail to the summit of Owls Head in the town of Keene in the Adirondacks is closed to public access and use on weekends. The trailhead and all but the last 0.1 mile of...
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,...
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...
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