High Peaks Information Center
Before heading out into the High Peaks Wilderness, stop by ADK’s High Peaks Information Center (HPIC). 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. HPIC is a great place to pick up last minute items—batteries for your flashlight, a first-aid kit, insect repellent, trailmix. 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.
HPIC is adjacent to the Heart Lake Program Center parking lot on Adirondack Loj Road near Lake Placid, NY.
Hours of Operation
May 2 – 16:
Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm
Friday – Saturday 8am – 6pm
Sunday 8am – 5pm
May 17 – June 20
Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday – Sunday 7am – 8pm
June 21 – September 2
Monday – Thursday 7am – 6pm
Friday – Sunday 6:30am – 8pm
HPIC Gear Rentals
ADK’s High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) at Heart Lake rents bear canisters, cross-country skis, snowshoes, and MICROspikes.
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.
ADK offers a wide variety of educational and cultural topics intended to increase awareness and appreciation of the environment, including presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation, Adirondack art, music, and history.
The evening lectures at the HPIC begin at 8 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public.
To contact HPIC, call 518-523-3441.
Directions to Heart Lake and HPIC