With the gorgeous fall leaves, cooler temperatures, and no bugs, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out into the great outdoors before the winter comes.
Of course we’ve got some fantastic spots throughout Cornwall if you want a nice easy stroll alone, or with the family, like the beautiful bike path, the Bird Sanctuary, Coopers Marsh, and some additional scenic trails throughout the counties.
But if you’d like a bit of a challenge, and are craving some unbeatable views, a hop across the border leads to a world of possibilities right in the Adirondack Mountains!
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A short hike, but a steep one, that is well worth the views.
Located about an hour and a half away just outside of the town of Waverly (St. Regis Falls area) it’s a fairly straight forward, scenic view.
PLUS once you get to the top, you’re treated with a Firetower that is safe to climb for a breathtaking 360 view.
Family with Young Kids: To Summit: 1.0 Round Trip: 2.0
Experienced Hiker: To Summit: 45 min. Round Trip: 1.5
Out of Shape Hiker: To Summit: 1.0 Round Trip: 2.0
Yep! Another firetower! It’s actually part of the Firetower Challenge that you can try to check off if you’re an avid hiker in the Adirondacks (this one is under construction)
Located near Paul Smiths, NY on the way to Saranac Lake, this hike will take about 3-4 hours round trip…depending on how much time you want to take at the top!
Families with Kids: 3 to 4 hours
Experienced Hikers: 2 to 3 hours
Out of Shape Hikers: up to 6 hours
Just outside of the beautiful town of Saranac Lake is this gorgeous hike.
Quite steep and rocky, it’s a challenge for some, but so worth the view on a sheer rock face at the top with beautiful lake views.
Bring some snacks for a little picnic, and be aware, it’s pretty chilly when you’re up that high
Family with Young Kids: 5 to 6 hours
Experienced Hiker: 3 to 4 hours
Out of Shape Hiker: 4 to 5 hours
Possibly because this mountain was home to not one, but TWO winter Olympics in Lake Placid.
The drive and the village of Lake Placid alone is stunning, but this hike is equally as good.
Once you get up to the summit, if you go down the other side of the mountain about half way, you’ll be treated with some flat ski trails and the bob sled run!
Family with Young Kids: Primary trail – 1.5 hours to summit
Experienced Hiker: Primary trail – 1.0 hours to summit
Out of Shape Hiker: Primary trail – 1.5 hours to summit
This hike I haven’t done, but it’s one of the most popular in the Adirondacks located near Lake Placid with a 360 degree view from the top and
It’s actually considered one of the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks (36th, nothing toooo crazy)
You can use your hiker lingo and say you’ve “bagged a 46er in the ‘Dacks” and impress some people.
Family with Young Kids: 2 to 3 hours to summit
Experienced Hiker: 1.5 to 2 hours to summit
Out of Shape Hiker: 2 to 3 hours to summit
6- Whiteface Mountain
Bonus points if you actually hike it.
This one is a fun one for everyone – since you can literally drive up it.
4th of the 46 high peaks, it’s a beautiful drive up the mountain, complete with spectacular views, and an elevator that goes through the mountain to get you even higher. Definitely worth checking out!