New York

Choose Your Pace: Hiking the Adirondacks

Learn about garnet mines, railroads, wildlife and more as you explore the Adirondacks on foot and by canoe, choosing from multiple activity levels each day.
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Program No. 23151RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
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At a Glance

The rugged peaks of the Adirondack Mountains and the lakes that dot its foothills were carefully carved by glaciers and faults. The result is a fascinating ecosystem of forests and wetlands in the Adirondack Park. Explore this beautiful region of New York as you choose from varied hiking options each day, from gentle walks to an epic hiking excursion of one of the Adirondack's High Peaks. Learn about logging, railroads and garnet mines during expert lectures and discover the wildlife and natural beauty of the Adirondacks as you explore it on foot and by canoe.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Choose from hiking options each day based on your desired level of challenge, up to 8 miles and 1200-foot elevation gain. Some options include paddling of kayaks.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the garnet mines from a local expert before exploring them in person, or venture out to conquer one of the region's High Peaks.
  • Visit Adirondack museums to learn about local history, art, culture and the important role that railroads played in developing the region.
  • Take comfort in knowing that you can choose from multiple hiking options depending on your desired challenge each day.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. Airport transfer available at added cost.
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Christine Campeau
Christine Campeau is the School Programs Manager and Educator at the Adirondack Experience Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. Participants will have an opportunity to visit the museum during their Road Scholar program and explore its fascinating interactive exhibit on logging in the area, a field trip that complements Christine’s fascinating presentation.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Christine Campeau
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