Scenic Hikes

Adirondack Pond, Lake & Woods Hikes

Find the right path in the Adirondacks

Woods, ponds and lake hiking 

Some of the best hiking in the Adirondacks can be found along our scenic paths. Hamilton County, the heart of the Adirondacks, has trails that lead their way around pristine ponds, crystal lakes, and abundant wilderness to be explored. Many of these hikes and trails are family friendly, perfect for kids as they traditionally provide a wider path with less steep areas and need for scrambling. Browse our Adirondack hike and path listings below to discover opportunities for a beautiful new adventure!

Leave No Trace

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a 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.

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This is a very short trail to a very small backcountry pond with a grassy shoreline. This shoreline is quite attractive and the...
Inlet
13360
This interesting hike in the Raquette Lake region offers outstanding views out over three wonderful Adirondack ponds. This is an...
Raquette Lake
13436
This is a unique loop trail that utilizes foot trails, multi-use trails, and a forest road. At the trailhead, follow the forest...
Inlet
13360
Cascade and Stephens ponds are two beautiful gems in the Blue Ridge Wilderness. In any season, you'll find peaceful forests and...
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
This hike is along an old forest road, now closed to vehicular traffic. The old road weaves in and out and crosses Robbs Creek...
Wells
12190
This interesting loop around Sagamore Lake starts and ends at the Great Camp Sagamore. Many of the trails around the Great Camp are...
Raquette Lake
13436
How to get there The only access is by boat. Access Tioga Point Campground via Raquette Lake and locate the trail within the...
Raquette Lake
13436
How to get there From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake, follow Route 28/30 for just under 4 miles to...
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
The trail to Sis and Bubb lakes is very pleasant and suitable for families. Stunning views await those who take this short walk.  ...
Inlet
13360
The Moose River Plains Wild Forest is part of the 80,000 acre Moose River Plains Complex, a collection of public lands crossed by ...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
Hiking These trails are mostly easy and flat with some small rolling hills and a few steep climbs. There is easy access directly...
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
John Pond is a worthy destination in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness. This relatively flat trail through an Adirondack wilderness area...
Indian Lake
12842
The Nature Trail at the Hamilton County Building Complex in Lake Pleasant is a well maintained trail system. The shaded trail...
Lake Pleasant
12108
Enter through the Brown Tract Pond campground. Since there is direct access to the pond, this is a great place to wet a line, swim...
Inlet
13360
These two ponds are located on a foot trail that's off the right side of Rondaxe Road across from the trail to Bald Mountain....
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
Parking is at a small gravel pull off parking area along Route 28 about 2.4 miles southwest of Raquette Lake. The right path leads...
Inlet
13360
A 1.5 mile route easy terrain. The trail to this popular destination is well worn and occasionally steep. An open grassy area and...
Piseco
12139

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