The northern Adirondacks are a collection of scattered Forest Preserve parcels stretching from Lake Placid to Lyon Mountain. Stunning, rock-scarred mountains stand over quiet ponds and winding rivers, making this one of the most dynamic regions to explore.
The most famous landmark is Whiteface Mountain, and Discover the Northern Adirondacks describes all the major routes to its summit and that of its sister peak, Esther. But in addition to this well-traveled High Peak, this book will guide you to many other wild mountains: the McKenzie Range, Catamount, Ampersand, St. Regis, Debar, and Lyon. All you have to do is put on your boots and go!
Discover the Northern Adirondacks includes a sweeping range of Forest Preserve tracts, including the Sentinel Range Wilderness, the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness, the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest, and the St. Regis Canoe Area. This is also the first guidebook to cover the newly acquired Santa Clara Tract, which features the beautiful wetland complex at Madawaska Pond. Find out where the best and wildest walks are, from the easy trail up The Pinnacle to the abandoned railroad along Quebec Brook.
In these pages you will discover walks for all skill levels, including trails near Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Paul Smiths, Santa Clara, Meacham Lake, Bloomingdale, Onchiota, Lyon Mountain, Dannemora, and Wilmington.
This edition of Discover the Northern Adirondacks features updated trail information, dozens of new photographs, many never-before-published route descriptions that you won't find anywhere else, and newly redesigned trail maps—making this the definitive guide to the northern Adirondacks.