Late Summer is Early Fall in the Adirondack Mountains

Late Summer is Early Fall in the Adirondack Mountains

Swim season au-naturel is almost over in Lake Placid. Although the meteorological and the astronomical calendars disagree, it is easy to believe fall starts on August 1 in the Adirondack Mountains. Trees apt to change colors first get started, and the average daily...
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...
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