Winter Season - Winter Hiking
Adirondack Connections is available for guided hikes during the colder weather season. Whether you are a solo traveler, couple, family, or small group of friends (up to 6 people), we would be happy to help you plan an experience, based on your desires and ability level, at a time that works for you. Trip possibilities include trails that meander through varied forests, along the shores of beautiful waters, and a variety of mountain experiences including the Tupper Triad and Saranac Lake 6. For your convenience, trekking poles & daypacks can be provided or you can bring your own gear. Please note the the DEC requires the use of snowshoes when there is 8" or more of snow on the trails.
We are available for trips most weekdays and Saturdays through the winter and spring seasons. The locations we are most familiar with include the areas around the villages of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Keene Valley, Paul Smiths, Lake Clear, Tupper Lake, Cranberry Lake, Long Lake, Newcomb & Blue Mt. Lake. Please complete a Plan A Trip form letting us know how long you would like to be out and what your interests are, and we will provide you with some trip suggestions and options. We can provide a trail lunch, if desired, with advance notice. Trip details, directions to the meeting point, a packing list and other pertinent trip information will be provided once a trip is decided upon and reservations are made.
Appropriate cold weather clothing and footwear are necessary for Winter Hikes so we have provided a list of clothing and gear to help you prepare and bring with you. CLICK HERE FOR the WINTER CLOTHING & GEAR LIST. We are able to provide day packs, snowshoes and poles as necessary for trips.
We have partnered with the Red Top Inn for winter lodging packages. The motel is a couple of minutes drive from our home-base. B & B and meals packages may be available upon request. Let us know how we can assist you.
Please contact us with any questions you may have, for more information, trip suggestions and/or to make reservations for an experience of your choice. Last minute inquiries are welcome and subject to availability. Visit us on Facebook to see what we are up to, any specials we may be running, where we've been, and for trip opportunities that don't get posted on our website. Please note that snowshoes, micro spikes, crampons and an ice ax may be necessary for some winter hiking trips.
Guided Tupper Lake Triad Challenge
Climb one, two or all three mountains. After successfully hiking all three peaks, hikers can register on the official Triad Roster and receive a patch -- and
bragging rights, of course. Contact us to schedule a trip at a time that works for you.
Total distance: 7.6 miles. Terrain: Moderate
Coney Mt. - (2.2 mile RT; 2280' elev; 548' ascent)
Goodman Mt. - (3.4 mile RT; 2178' elev; 581' ascent)
Mt Arab - (2 mile RT; 2545' elev; 764' ascent)
Guided Saranac Lake 6er Trips
Contact us to schedule a trip at a time that works for you.
Baker Mt. - (~1.8 mi RT - optional 2.0 mi LOOP; 2452' elev; 900' ascent)
St. Regis Mt. - (~6.8 mi RT; 2866' elev; 1266' ascent)
Ampersand Mt. - (~5.4 mi RT; 3353' elev; 1775' ascent)
McKenzie Mt. - (~7.2 mi RT - optional 6.8 mi loop; 3861' elev; 1940' ascent)
Haystack Mt. - (~6.6 mi RT; 2878' elev; 1240' ascent)
Scarface Mt. - (~6.8 mi RT; 3088' elev; 1480' ascent)
McKenzie & Haystack Mts. - (~8.9 mi LOOP; 2184' ascent)
GUIDED WINTER HIKE TRIP RATES: