The central Adirondack region has a maze of trails in a topography that can range up to 3,900 vertical feet. Snowy Mt in Indian Lake, Blue Mt in Blue Mt Lake and Oak Mt in Long Lake are some of the highest peaks in New York. The Adirondack State Park is a perfect unspoiled back drop to your vacation adventure offering spectacular panoramic views overlooking dozens of crystal clear lakes.
The NY State Trail System in this central region has a rich variety of terrain for the beginner or expert; Sprague Pond offers the flattest, easiest and shortest trek of just .3 mi, more moderate to difficult trails Chimminy and Wakely Mts are 1.1 to 3 mile jaunts or the 7.9 mile difficult to steep Sucker Brook trail is in Indian Lake. Hiking Blue Mt has the Castle rock and Tirrell Pond trails that can even connect you to the Northville- Lake Placid Trial – which extends 130 miles for the hard core long distance enthusiast. But there are dozens of other trails Rock Lake, Baldface Mt, Sawyer Mt & Bullhead Pond just to name a few.
If you road bike Rts 28, 30 & 30N are the main thorough fares that will bring you to the towns of Speculator to south, Indian Lake, Blue Mt Lake, Raquette Lake to the northwest and Long Lake or Tupper Lake to the northeast. Just pedaling thru these areas will give you the true flavor & sheer beauty of the Adirondacks. You’ll see majestic mountains, blue lakes and picture perfect vistas at almost every turn.
All of the off road trails are good for hiking, many for mountain biking in the warmer seasons and snowmobiling, snow shoeing or x-country skiing in winter. In the town of Inlet there are some of the best mountain biking trails in the whole northeast. The Black Fly Challenge just sported over 390 contestants this past Saturday June 11th. For the avid mt biker contact Pedals and Petals for more info about the area and next years contest. Over $3,000 in prize money was given away at that event.
The local chambers of commerce have trail maps as well as many of the lodging facilities for easy review of the general area.
Blue Mt Lake is the epicenter of this hiking and biking mecca. Blue Mountain Rest has Hiking and Biking Specials for discounted lodging rates and is just one of the recommended lodging facilities there; as well as, Prospect Point Cottages, The Hedges & Hemlock Hall. Do a Google search and enjoy your experience in the overwhelming expanse of the Adirondack State Park.