Adirondack Trail

The Adirondack Trail travels through the crown jewels of the Adirondacks, through wild forests, along mountain ponds, and around scenic lakeshores for 188 miles.

Begin your journey in Fonda and ride along Route 30, stopping in Johnstown to tour Revolutionary War and Colonial America sites, including the site of the last battle of America’s war for independence, the Johnstown Battlefield.

Continue north to Gloversville, once known as "Stump City," because of the thousands of hemlock trees felled to supply the state’s tanneries 200 years ago, and tour museums and outlet shopping. Ride north to Mayfield, and enjoy an expansive view of Great Sacandaga Lake. In Mayfield, stop at the Tamarack Bird and Wildlife Museum, or continue riding on to Wells and Speculator. Ride along the Blue Ridge Mountain Wilderness and the Siamese Pond Wilderness, and around the western shore of Indian Lake.

Stay on Route 30 to arrive in Blue Mountain Lake, offering artisan gift stores and the acclaimed Adirondack Museum. The museum features exhibits, demonstrations, and lectures. Plan on spending a full day at the museum, and then take in a performance or exhibition at The Adirondacks Lakes Center for the Arts. In Blue Mountain Lake, pick up the Central Adirondack Trail by heading east or west on Route 28.

If you continue on the Adirondack Trail, your next stop is Long Lake. Take a seaplane ride and stop in at Hoss’s Country Corner to stock up on everything from camping goods to hand-made trinkets. Continue on Route 30 to arrive in the Village of Tupper Lake, home of The Wild Center and Woodsmen’s Field Days, as well as a number of popular community festivals and summer events.  

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