Register NowTrailless Peak Backpacking
These trips are designed for those who have experience hiking and backpacking and who are looking for guided backcountry experience in pursuit of climbing the summits of the High Peaks. The group will hike into a base camp from which they’ll be guided up the "trailless” peaks. These courses will be a cooperative group camping experience led by a NYS licensed guide with the shared responsibility of camp chores, cooking, and decision-making.
Cost: $199 (Members receive 10% discount)
; includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.Dix RangeJune 19-21
July 31-Aug. 2
Register NowSeward RangeJuly 3-5
September 18-20 Register NowSantanoni RangeJuly 24-26
Register NowCliff & RedfieldJune 26-28Register NowAllen Mt.July 17-19
Register NowTeen ProgramsDiscovering the Ausable: An Aquatic Stewardship Program July 8-12Discovering the Ausable: An Aquatic Stewardship Program
is a free five-day, four-night adventure in camping and aquatic stewardship for teens age 14-17. Participants will explore the Ausable River watershed, while learning about aquatic ecology and participating in water quality experiments. Have fun with peers while developing your paddling skills and learning the intricacies of physical, chemical and biological sampling techniques. Participants will camp in a lean-to at Heart Lake’s Wilderness Campground while taking day trips to places along the Ausable River. This program is a partnership of ADK and the Ausable River Association
(AsRA) with sponsorship from The Mountaineer
: Apply by April 15th by sending an application
to ADK's Education Programs Coordinator Seth Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail at PO Box 867, Lake Placid, NY 12946Johns Brook Valley Teen AdventureJuly 21-24
This four-day, three-night camping adventure is for teens ages 14 to 17. Explore Johns Brook Valley’s mountains, streams and lean-tos while we build friendship, camaraderie and outdoor skills in the Adirondack backcountry. Participants will experience hiking high peaks and learning the skills to become a proficient backpacker.
Cost: $300 (Members receive 10% discount)
; includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of group equipment (tents, stoves, cook sets, etc.).Register NowScholarships
are available to cover the participation fee.
Custom Guided Hikes
Do the scheduled group hikes not fit into your schedule? ADK does offer custom guided trips and programs to fit your needs.