Before heading out into the High Peaks Wilderness, stop by ADK’s High Peaks Information Center (HPIC). The HPIC is a year-round resource for hikers, backpackers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers. Get the latest weather report, check on trail conditions, or buy a map and guidebook. The HPIC is a great place to pick up last-minute items—batteries for your flashlight, a first-aid kit, insect repellent, trail mix. The HPIC also rents bear canisters, MICROspikes, cross-country skis, and snowshoes. And our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to advise you on the best route to your destination.
ADK offers two EV chargers as a complimentary service to all of the guests and visitors of the Heart Lake Program Center. To ensure this service is available to all EV drivers, ADK requests that you relocate your vehicle to another parking spot as soon as possible after you are finished using the charger. For assistance, please see an attendant inside the High Peaks Information Center. Thank you for supporting ADK!
The HPIC is adjacent to the Heart Lake Program Center parking lot on Adirondack Loj Road near Lake Placid, NY.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
HPIC Gear Rentals
The High Peaks Information Center rents bear canisters, Microspikes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis for use in the backcountry. Please see our seasonal rental availability and rates below.
Daily Rental Rates
* We do not have children’s skis.
We require a credit card number, vehicle information, and a release of liability form from every customer who wishes to rent equipment from us.
Non-member day $15
Non-member 1/2 day $7
Member full day $7
Member 1/2 day $3
Don’t forget to stop by The Hungry Hiker (adjacent to the HPIC) for a bite to eat during your next visit.
To see their hours and menus click here
To reach one of our HPIC staff members, please call 518-523-3441, ext. 121 or email us at email@example.com.
Directions to Heart Lake and HPIC
Local weather and trail conditions