- The Adirondack Trail is located in the northeastern portion of New York state from Fonda to Malone
- 177 miles (284 km)
The Adirondack Trail is one of New York's greatest treasures, running through a preserved parkland spanning 6 million acres of rugged mountains, lakes, streams, and forests. On the route which runs northward from Fonda to Malone, there are a number of enchanting villages that are historically significant.
Hiking and camping are popular here, as well, with miles of exquisite trails. In winter, cross-country and downhill skiing dominate the sports scene with snowmobiling and snowshoeing close behind. The air is crisp and clean throughout the year with a special zing added in the winter months. The waters are pristine, untouched by the pollution of progress. And, the towns along the path are invitingly delightful with a twist of history to go.
The Adirondack Mountains control the scenery with lakes scattered here and there. In fall, the reds and yellows on the mountainsides inspire awe; and in the winter, a thick blanket of snow covers the landscape - a cold, but beautiful vision of white.
This is the land for all season sports. In spring and summer, the fresh mountain springs ripple through the woodlands as anglers cast their lines. Beaches open up for swimming and boating at the many lake shores on the way. Canoeing at St. Regis Canoe Wilderness Area offers a tranquil day on the crystal-clear waters with not a sound to be heard, except the warbling of the wild birds in the background.
The Adirondack Trail begins in the town of Fonda on Route 30A, continues on to Route 30 north to Indian Lake, then takes Route 28 to Blue Mountain Lake. From there, it goes on Route 28N to Round Lake and Route 30 north to Tupper Lake. At Tupper Lake, it veers right onto Route 3 for a short spell until it reaches Route 30, once again, to its end point in Malone.
Points of Interest
Points of Interest Along The Way
Adirondack Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (NY)
This museum features several Adirondack-themed activities, including historical displays, natural education, and the chance to build your own wooden toy boat.
Adirondack Park (NY)
Encompassing most of northern New York, the Adirondack Park preserves millions of acres of northeastern forest and water resources.
Fulton County Museum (NY)
Located in the historic Kingsboro district of Gloversville, the Fulton County Museum features exhibits on the industry and history of Fulton County.
Glove Theater (NY)
Dating from before the nineteenth century, the recently restored Glove Theater features theatrical plays and a theater museum.
Newcomb Visitor Interpretive Center (NY)
One of two visitor interpretive centers, the Newcomb VIC features snowshoe rentals for winter exploration of miles of trail.
Northampton Beach Public Campsite (NY)
This public access campground features guarded swimming, bath house, picnic pavilion, and 244 campsites.
Northern Forest Canoe Trail - New York (NY)
147 miles of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail connect the waterways of the Adirondacks, with opportunities for canoeing, hiking, and sight-seeing.
Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center (NY)
One of two visitor interpretive centers, the VIC at Paul Smiths features miles of trails and hands-on activities for children.
Sir William Johnson Park (NY)
Named for British Indian Agent William Johnson, the hall serves as a central location for several historic festivals in Johnstown. The birthplace of Elizabeth Cady Stanton is across the street.
Six Nations Indian Museum (NY)
The Six Nations Indian Museum features period artifacts and tribal culture, all housed in a traditional
From Route 30 near Paul Smiths, turn left onto NY-86 and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto Jones Pond Rd. / CR-31 and continue for 3.1 miles. Turn left onto Gabriels-Onchiota Rd / CR-30 and continue for 4.0 miles into the village of Onchiota."