New York
Hiking the Adirondacks
The Adirondacks are known for their beauty, wildlife and superb trails. Join us and hike alongside experts as you learn for yourself what makes this is one of the nation’s best parks.
Program No. 17409RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Along with its more than 3,000 lakes, Adirondack Park boasts globally unique habitats and a mix of public and private lands, resulting in a cultural and natural diversity unmatched by any other U.S. park. Gain insight into the Adirondacks’ variety of plant and animal life and come to understand it as a model for places where people inhabit expansive natural environments. Lectures, local experts, interpretive walks, slideshows and more accent hikes to the park’s various environments, facilities and places of interest.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Hiking 4–8 miles a day; uneven terrain; elevation gains up to 750 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hike Mount Jo to sample several distinct forest types on one trek and thrill in exceptional views of the High Peaks Wilderness Area.
  • Climb the picturesque, exposed ridge of the Jay Range to enjoy sprawling views from the Adirondacks to Vermont and the Lake Champlain valley.
  • Traverse Mount Van Hoevenberg to the Olympic bobsled run at the Verizon Sports Complex.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Seth Jones
Seth Jones is the education programs coordinator for the Adirondack Mountain Club. He studied conservation biology at the State University of New York of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is a Certified American Canoe Association Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, and is certified in leading educational explorations by the National Association for Interpretation. Seth loves photographing his adventures while paddling and hiking. Seth is also an expert in backcountry skills that loves educating others in responsible recreation.
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