Discover the Adirondacks: AMC's guide to the best hiking, biking, and paddling

Overview

Six million acres of mountains and waters, 46 high peaks over 4,000 feet, 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams—it’s no wonder the Adirondacks welcome 10 million visitors each year. With so many wilderness opportunities to choose from, travelers in the Adirondacks need a concise travel guide, and Discover the Adirondacks is the ideal choice. With 50 multi-sport trips, informative turn-by-turn directions and maps, crisp photographs, and trip planning advice, this guidebook invites ...

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Overview

Six million acres of mountains and waters, 46 high peaks over 4,000 feet, 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams—it’s no wonder the Adirondacks welcome 10 million visitors each year. With so many wilderness opportunities to choose from, travelers in the Adirondacks need a concise travel guide, and Discover the Adirondacks is the ideal choice. With 50 multi-sport trips, informative turn-by-turn directions and maps, crisp photographs, and trip planning advice, this guidebook invites first-time visitors or seasoned explorers to experience the best the Adirondacks have to offer. 

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“From helpful trail information to engaging natural history, this guidebook is a must-have for all Adirondack Mountain visitors and enthusiasts.”

- Tom Alworth, Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934028315
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Series: AMC Discover Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 320,199
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Kick, a native of the Catskill Mountains region, is a licensed wilderness guide who has led trips throughout the Adirondacks. The author of several hiking and mountain-biking guides, including the Catskill Mountain Guide and AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the Catskills & Hudson Valley, he has also written for Backpacker, Outdoor Traveler, Sailing, and Adirondack Life.

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Table of Contents

1  High Peaks RegionHiking 

  1. Mount Jo
  2. Avalanche Lake/Algonquin Mountain
  3. Mount Marcy
  4. Cascade Mountain
  5. Baxter Mountain
  6. Mount Baker
  7. Owl’s Head Lookout
  8. Giant Mountain
  9. The Great Range
2  Northwest Lakes Region Hiking 
  1. Mt. Arab
  2. St. Regis Mountain
  3. Jenkins Mountain
  4. Bear Mountain
Biking 
  1. Bloomingdale Bog
  2. Deer Pond Loop
  3. Rollins Pond
  4. Santanoni Preserve
Paddling
  1. Raquette River
  2. Upper Saranac Lake
  3. Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes
  4. St. Regis Canoe Area
  5. Bog River Flow
  6. Whitney Canoe Area
  7. Cranberry Lake/Oswegatchie River
  8. Fish Creek Loop
3  Southeastern Mountain Region   Hiking 
  1. Tongue Mountain
  2. Buck Mountain
  3. Sleeping Beauty Mountain
  4. Treadway Mountain
  5. Pharaoh Mountain
  6. Severance Hill
  7. Crane Mountain
  8. Blue Ledges on the Hudson
  9. Hadley Mountain
Biking
  1. Warren County Bikeway
  2. Hudson River Recreation Area
  3. Shelving Rock Bay
Paddling
  1. Schroon River
  2. Lake George Islands
  3. Hudson River
4  Southwest Lakes Region   Hiking 
  1. Snowy Mountain
  2. Blue Mountain
  3. Goodnow Mountain
  4. Bald Mountain/Vista Trail
Biking
  1. Carter Station
  2. Black Fly Challenge
  3. Inlet Bike Trails
  4. Moss Lake
Paddling
  1. Indian Lake
Raquette and Forked Lakes
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