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Perfect Adirondack location

The Adirondack Hub is situated at the edge of the High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains, and located between some of the state's best wilderness areas, Pharaoh Lake and Hoffman Notch. The wild spaces here expansive and open for all, so get out and explore!

There are fantastic trails to travel — no matter the season! From the maintained paths at the Adirondack Interpretive Center at Newcomb, to the scenic family-friendly trails at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves (open year-round), and the beautiful network of wilderness trails, we're sure you can find a place to get your daily dose of nature. There are also lake and rivers to be paddled, fishing holes waiting to be discovered, bountiful roads prime for cycling, and so much more.

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Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking the long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Paddling The ADK Hub: Balfour Lake

The Adirondack HUB is filled with enough wilderness to last a lifetime. Explore more of the endless waterways that make the central Adirondack Mountains so special by canoe, kayak, packraft or stand-up paddleboard.

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Leave No Trace 7 Principles

The Adirondack Park provides a haven of pristine wilderness in New York state’s northernmost reaches. It also offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities for explorers of all ages and experience levels! While you enjoy your visit, please keep the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace in mind. Set forth by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and championed by many partners within the Adirondack Park, these principles will not only improve your own nature experience, but they help preserve this unparalleled natural wonder for generations to come.

Know before you go
Be prepared! Remember food, water, and clothes to protect you from cold, heat, and rain.     
Use maps to plan where you’re going. Check them along the way so you’ll stay on course and avoid getting lost. Learn about the areas you plan to visit.
Stick to trails and camp overnight right
Walk and ride on designated trails to protect trailside plants. Camp only on existing or designated campsites to avoid damaging vegetation.
Trash your trash and pick up poop
Pack it in, pack it out. Put litter—even crumbs, peels and cores—in garbage bags and carry it home. Use bathrooms or outhouses when available. If they're not available, bury human waste in a small hole 6-8 inches deep and 200 feet or 70 big steps from water and the trail.
Leave it as you find it
Leave plants, rocks, and historical items as you find them so others can enjoy them. Treat living plants with respect. Carving, hacking, or peeling plants may kill them.
Be careful with fire
Use a camp stove for cooking. Stoves are easier to cook on and create less impact than a fire. If you want to have a campfire, be sure it’s permitted and safe to build a fire in the area you’re visiting. Use only existing fire rings to protect the ground from heat. Keep your fire small.
Keep wildlife wild
Observe wildlife from a distance and never approach, feed or follow them. Human food is unhealthy for all wildlife and feeding them starts bad habits. Protect wildlife and your food by securely storing your meals and trash.
Share our trails and manage your pet
Be considerate when passing others on the trail. Keep your pet under control to protect it, other visitors, and wildlife. Be sure the fun you have outdoors does not bother anyone else. Remember, other visitors are there to enjoy the outdoors too.

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Backcountry Camping: "Tent" To Be

Camping. It conjures up images of rugged outdoors people, peaceful fires, and starry nights.

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Wilderness Hiking 101

Ah, the wilderness, those wild lands set aside to be forever natural and free from permanent human intervention. The wild world here is front and center.

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Shiitake Happens: Adventures in Mushroom Farming

OH, a foraging we will go, a foraging we will go, through the woods and by the creek, a foraging we will go.

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To Cheney Pond and Beyond!

It’s time for our next adventure, and we know just the place! Cheney Pond is the perfect launch point for your next summertime adventure.

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A New Adventure: The Role of Local Guides

Ah, the Adirondacks, my favorite place to call home!  There's nothing better than the feeling of cool mountain air in your lungs and crystal-clear water on your toes. The Adirondacks crea

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Adirondack Wildlife-Inspired Winter Recreation Tips

What can we learn from our native wildlife's winter adaptions? In this exciting era of cutting-edge technical gear and adventure apparel, let's not overlook the valuable lessons nature ha

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Winter Wonderland Wonders: Family Fun in the Hub

As winter surrounds the Adirondack Hub in a layer of fresh and fluffy snow, it's the perfect time to gather your loved ones and immerse yourself in the

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Five Cross-Country Ski Trips in the Adirondack Hub

From short jaunts to long-distance ski tours  Cross-country skiing in the Adirondack Hub may not involve groomed trails, but what it lacks in tracks, it makes up for in its range of backc

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Pack Canoes: History and Adventure in a Piece of Adirondack Craft

Written for by guest blogger and boat builder Nathaniel Atkinson.

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An Adirondack Hub Adventure: Which will you choose?

"The mountains are calling and I must go." ~ John Muir Truer words have never been said, especially in the Adirondack Hu


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