Recreation

If you love to explore new places and get outside, then the Adirondacks are for you. The region is filled with incredible opportunities for recreation. Plus, you can also take advantage of the region’s abundant wildlife. From birds and fish to deer and loons, there are plenty of animals in the Adirondacks that will make your visit worthwhile!

Whether you’re looking for an adventure or just a relaxing day with your family or friends, there’s something here for everyone. Check out these blogs on some of the best places around!

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Trophy Fishing Less than 2 Hours from Montreal

Both Quebec and Ontario have their fair share of prime fishing spots, including the St. Lawrence River and Lake St. Pierre, but for truly legendary fishing near Montreal, experienced anglers recommend crossing the U.S. border into New York’s Adirondack Park. The Adirondack’s crystal-clear lakes and ponds, fast streams and rivers, rocky shorelines and fish-favorite hiding […]

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Best Hiking Just Across the Border from Montreal

Canada has its fair share of glorious mountain peaks and summit views. Montreal is even built around a mountain. But just across the U.S. border there are some truly magical hikes begging to be explored. In fact, many of our northern neighbors argue that New York’s Adirondack Mountains and hiking trails are among the very […]

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A Guide to Brook Trout Fishing in the Adirondacks

The brook trout, or Salvelinus fontinalis, is the state fish of New York – and is one of the most sought-after fish in the region. Brook trout, or brookies, are colorful fish that populate streams and ponds throughout the northeastern U.S. They’re fans of cold, clean water (not over 68 degrees, please) and tend to […]

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The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace

If you have spent any amount of time in the Adirondacks or the backcountry, it is likely you have heard the term “LNT” in passing. But what is LNT? Why is it so important? The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace serve as an indispensable set of tools that guide and teach us how to […]

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Adirondack Hiking Guidelines & Safety Tips

Whether it’s a snowshoe trek through the woods or a summertime hike up one of the Adirondack high peaks, it’s important to follow some basic guidelines and safety tips for your well-being. As experienced hikers ourselves, below we’ve offered some of our top hiking tips! Planning Your Adirondack Hike Pack Your Hiking Bag  The first […]

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Fishing in the Adirondacks

Fishing in the Adirondacks

With more than 3,000 freshwater lakes, ponds, brooks, and streams, the Adirondacks are a favorite among avid fishermen. The region is home to 80 species of fish, including bass, trout, walleye, pike, perch, and salmon. From ice fishing and fly fishing to reeling in the big one on your boat, the Adirondacks offer sportsmen an […]

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It’s Mud Season! Pull on Your Boots and Stick to the Trail

Locals are fond of saying they have five seasons in the mountains — spring, summer, fall, winter, and mud. For the locals, mud season is just another natural phenomenon they take in stride. What is Mud Season in the Adirondacks? Mud season typically lasts roughly from mid-March to Memorial Day and primarily impacts hiking trails. […]

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Adirondack Waterfalls to Explore This Spring

There’s definitely something awe-inspiring about a waterfall. The rush of the water. The power. The natural beauty. With its many streams and rivers winding through the region, the Adirondacks are blessed with waterfalls. And springtime in the Adirondacks is the season to enjoy them when water flows are high with seasonal run-off. Spring is the […]

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Winter Hiking in the Adirondacks: Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain, located in the center of the Adirondack Wilderness, towers like a giant over its namesake lake, a beautiful body of water speckled with wooded islands. Only a couple of hundred feet shy of a High Peak, the mountain stands at 3750′ in elevation. The trail to the summit is 2 miles long and […]

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