Lake Placid (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.
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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
Hiking 4–8 miles a day; uneven terrain; elevation gains up to 750 feet.
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.
  • Explore Marcy Dam and the Avalanche Pass trail, traversing through a deep gorge to the beautiful Avalanche Lake.
  • 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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Tyler Socash
Tyler Socash is the Adirondack Mountain Club’s wilderness trip leader. After receiving his master’s degree at the University of Rochester, Tyler embarked on a 7,000-mile thru-hiking journey across the Pacific Crest Trail, Te Araroa across New Zealand, and the Appalachian Trail. He is a a Leave No Trace Master Educator and is trained in Wilderness First Aid. A five-time Adirondack "46er", Tyler loves sharing his deep admiration for the peaks, people, and history of the Adirondack Park.
Tyler Socash
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