Here is a Terrific Guide to 100 ADK Hikes

Do you enjoy hiking?   Many skiers enjoy the outdoors all year, not just in winter.  Here is some great information that Club Member Don Streed provided to us.  As the information mentions, Hiking the High Peaks on weekends can be challenging due to the number of people hiking these days.  If anyone needs encouragement to choose a hiking location other than the high peaks, a club member reported that the Garden parking lot was already full at 4:45am Saturday May 29!  Here are some alternatives.

The folks at Protect the Adirondacks have created a wonderful online siteto explore and plan 100 terrific hikes from across the Adirondack Park outside of the High Peaks that offer hikers great rewards from stunning views and experiences in different terrains that showcase the vastness and diversity of the Adirondack landscape... that lead through great forests to mountains, waterfalls, bog and remote lakes.”

The 100 hikes online address is:

https://www.protectadks.org/online-guide-to-hiking-trails-in-the-adirondack-park/

The website is sorted by County [Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren & Washington] and for each trail it provides the following: trail descriptions, length and level of difficulty, directions to parking lots, downloadable trail maps and on-trail directions, photos at start, on-trail, and vistas. A really excellent website to plan your next hike!

For example, in Clinton County “Catamount Mountain is a very steep and challenging 1.9-mile hike to a large, wide open summit with 360-degree views.”  In Warren County, “Cat Mountain is an easy going 3-mile hike in the mountains west of Lake George above Bolton Landing” or “Peaked Mountain, a 6.8-mile hike (round trip) winds along the shoreline of Thirteenth Lake, passes by Peaked Mountain Pond and beaver meadows, enroute to a wonderful rocky summit with terrific views the south and west of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness and beyond.”

“Protect the Adirondacks! (PROTECT) is a non-profit, grassroots membership organization dedicated to the protection and stewardship of the public and private lands of the Adirondack Park, and to building the health and diversity of its natural and human communities for the benefit of current and future generations. Protect the Adirondacks pursues this mission through grassroots organizing, advocacy, education, research, independent public oversight of state and local agencies, and legal action.”

As the folks at Protect Adks suggest, “Go out and hike and enjoy many different mountains, ponds, waterfalls and bogs that are off the beaten track.”  


LIST OF NEW YORK SKI AREAS 

BELLEAYRE MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://WWW.BELLEAYRE.COM
BRISTOL MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://WWW.BRISTOLMOUNTAIN.COM
CAMILLUS SKI HILL - HTTPS://CAMILLUSSKIHILL.COM
CATAMOUNT MOUNTAIN RESORT - HTTPS://CATAMOUNTSKI.COM/COVID-19
COCKAIGNE - HTTP://COCKAIGNE.COM
DRY HILL SKI AREA - HTTP://SKIDRYHILL.COM
FOUR SEASONS - HTTPS://WWW.FOURSEASONSGOLFANDSKI.COM
GREEK PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT - HTTPS://WWW.GREEKPEAK.NET
GORE MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://GOREMOUNTAIN.COM/
HOLIDAY VALLEY RESORT - HTTPS://WWW.HOLIDAYVALLEY.COM
HOLIMONT - HTTPS://HOLIMONT.COM/
HUNT HOLLOW SKI CLUB - HTTP://WWW.HUNTHOLLOW.COM/HOME
HUNTER MOUNTAIN - HTTP://WWW.HUNTERMTN.COM
KISSING BRIDGE - HTTPS://WWW.KBSKI.COM
MAPLE SKI RIDGE - HTTPS://WWW.MAPLESKIRIDGE.COM
MCCAULEY MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://WWW.MCCAULEYNY.COM
MOUNT PETER - HTTPS://WWW.MTPETER.COM
MOUNT PISGAH - HTTPS://WWW.SARANACLAKE.COM/ALPINE-SKIING/MT-PISGAH-RECREATION-CENTER
MT. VAN HOEVENBERG - HTTPS://WHITEFACE.COM
OAK MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://WWW.OAKMOUNTAINSKI.COM
PEEK 'N PEAK RESORT - HTTPS://WWW.PKNPK.COM
PLATTEKILL MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://WWW.PLATTEKILL.COM
ROYAL MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://WWW.ROYALMOUNTAIN.COM
SNOW RIDGE - HTTPS://SNOWRIDGE.COM
SWAIN RESORT - HTTPS://SWAIN.COM
THUNDER RIDGE - HTTPS://THUNDERRIDGESKI.COM
TITUS MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://WWW.TITUSMOUNTAIN.COM
WEST MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://WESTMOUNTAIN.COM
TOGGENBURG MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://BIT.LY/3K6GGMQ
WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://WHITEFACE.COM
WILLARD MOUNTAIN - HTTP://WWW.WILLARDMOUNTAIN.COM
WINDHAM MOUNTAIN - HTTPS://WWW.WINDHAMMOUNTAIN.COM/
WOODS VALLEY SKI AREA - HTTP://WWW.WOODSVALLEYSKIAREA.COM


Are you familiar with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website

The website maintains a list of outdoor recreational areas in the capital district?   Check out the link to see what the areas have to offer!  These areas often provide opportunities for Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing,  hiking and enjoying all the seasons.   

Link to NYS website for snowshoeing and other winter adventures.  

Below is a list compiled by club member, Jerry Danielski, that has different areas where cross country skiing is available.  

                                 

XCountry Ski Areas

Some of the area require tickets to use their facilities but the majority are free.  The areas ask you to be neat and not  litter. 

  • Lapland Ski Center   tickets required, Northwille, NY
  • Pineridge Xcountry Ski Area, Petersburg, NY
  • Bearpen Mountain Park, tix required, Prattsville, NY
  • Mountain Trails,  tix required, Tannersville, NY
  • Saratoga State Park, off Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs  free
  • Saratoga National Park,   The park is open but the buildings are closed and there are no facilities during the winter. Free
  • Town of Colonie Golf Course, off Consaul Road  518-374-4181  Free
  • Brookhaven Golf Course, Greenfield Center, NY  north of Saratoga Springs Free
  • Garnsey Park off western end of Route 146 Clifton Park
  • Kinns Road Park off Kinns Road, Clifton Park, NY Free
  • The Commons of Clifton Park off Vischer Road, Clifton Park. Free
  • Vischer Ferry Reserve off River Road in Clifton Park, most interesting short drive area. Free 
  • Capital Hills Golf Course off Deleware Avenue, Albany, NY  Free

More to be added.  If you have a place to add, please call Jerry Danielski 518-466-6054


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