High Peaks Information Center
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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
Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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
- MICROspikes (very limited quantity) $15
- Full Ski Package $20*
- Skis Only $15
- Boots Only $15
- Snowshoes (adult) $18
- Snowshoes (child) $12
- Bear canisters
- 1-2 nights $8
- 3-4 nights $16
- 5-6 nights $24
- 7+ nights $32
* 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