Rachel Karp
Director of North Country Operations
518-523-3441, ext. 116

UPDATE – June 26, 2020 – Below is an outline of our reopening process as it aligns with New York Forward, which was developed with guidance from local officials. ADK has adopted a strict health and safety plan to protect the well-being of visitors, guests, and staff as we move through this process. As of June 25, a travel advisory is also in effect in New York State. If you are traveling from or have recently traveled to one of the states listed here, then you are required to quarantine for 14-days upon arrival in New York State. ADK cannot accept any reservations that are not in compliance with this state requirement. If you have any questions about this or anything else related to lodging, please contact us at 518-523-3441 ext. 1 or loj@adk.org.

Currently Open:

  • High Peaks Information Center – Trail information and parking booth. Rentals and essential items available on the front porch.
  • The Hungry Hiker – Available for take out or outdoor seating. Click here for our current menus and hours.
  • Johns Brook Lodge – Trail information, water, and essential items available. JBL will remain closed to overnight guests through Labor Day.
  • The Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake – operating at full capacity. Group gatherings are limited to 10 people. All guests are required to wear masks at check-in and whenever within 6 feet of another guest, visitor, or staff member.
  • Heart Lake Cabins, Johns Brook Camps, and Johns Brook Lean-tos – All guests are required to wear masks at check-in and whenever within 6 feet of another guest, visitor, or staff member.
  • Adirondak Loj – open at 25% capacity and only booking private rooms. All guests will be required to wear masks at check-in and whenever within 6 feet of another guest, visitor, or staff member. Meals will be available to Loj guests only and will be served at separate tables in the dining room.

To make a new reservation, please call us at 518-523-3441 ext. 1, or book online at ADK.org/stay

Lake Placid, NY – May 7, 2020 – Following Governor Cuomo’s announcement of a more detailed New York Forward reopening plan for New York State, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is postponing the reopening of its lodging facilities until the North Country is allowed to reopen its businesses and New York reaches Phase 3 of the state reopening process. At this time, ADK is cancelling all lodging reservations through May 31 and will continue to monitor the recommendations of the state and federal government across our region. This applies to the following locations:

  • Heart Lake Program Center (Lake Placid)
    • Adirondak Loj
    • Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake
    • Heart Lake Cabins
  • Johns Brook Property (Keene Valley)
    • Johns Brook Lodge
    • Grace Camp and Camp Peggy O’Brien
    • Johns Brook Lean-tos

The Lake George Member Services Center will remain closed until further notice. In addition, the following services have either been cancelled for 2020 or will be operating with a limited staff pending direction from the reopening process:

  • Heart Lake Program Center (Lake Placid)
    • Summer Naturalist Programs – Canceled
    • Volunteer Trails Program – Limited Staff
    • Summit Stewardship Program – Limited Staff
    • Professional Trail Crew – Limited Staff

For the North Country to reopen, seven requirements need to be met, which include achieving a certain testing capacity, lower case numbers, and more. As of May 7, the North Country meets five out of those seven requirements. ADK is communicating with local officials to determine a timeline for when those conditions will be met.

Additionally, New York State on PAUSE is set to expire on May 15. Should that happen, ADK will begin staffing the parking booth and the High Peaks Information Center starting May 22 to manage increases in visitation at our trailhead, which has remained open at the state’s direction. Trail information, bear canister rentals, and retail services will be available on a restricted basis. ADK staff will be wearing face masks, encouraging social distancing measures, and following an aggressive cleaning schedule in order to minimize risks associated with the spread of coronavirus. Further details will be announced as we approach the proposed lifting of the PAUSE executive order.



Communications and Media

Benjamin Brosseau
Director of Communications
518-523-3441, ext. 114


Michael Barrett
Executive Director


Seth Jones
Education Director
518-523-3441, ext. 119