The Adirondack mountain range, located in New York state, offers exceptional natural beauty and trails for visitors of all fitness levels. Whether it be winter or summer, tourists can ski, hike or bike the area's pristine trails while getting as little or as big a workout as they want. Some of the trails in the Adirondacks are even ADA-accessible.
Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center at Newcomb
This area of the park, located in the Lake Placid region of the Adirondacks, offers three miles of marked nature trails, according to the "Adirondacks Come to Life" website. In addition to an interactive visitor center, the area features trails that are ADA-accessible and available for travelers of all ages and ability levels.
La Chute Trail
Just a half-mile round trip, this trail, also in the Lake Placid region, loses just 230 feet in elevation, according to the "Adirondacks Come to Life" website. The trail follows Lake George to Lake Champlain.
Browns Bridge-Postwood Park
Located in the Seaway region of the Adirondacks, this trail is 5.7 miles long, but offers trailheads and stopping points throughout. It is rated as an easy trail that has access to swimming and canoeing sites along the Raquette River.
Safford Pond, in the Inlet/Old Forge area of the Adirondacks, is a 4.5-mile trail for beginners and intermediate hikers and bikers, according to the "Adirondack.net" website. This trail connects Big Moose Lake and Lake Rondaxe.
Bullhead Pond, Cascade and Stevens Ponds
The Bullhead trail hike is short and has only small gains in elevation. It leads to Bullhead Pond, known for its fishing opportunities. The Cascade and Stevens Ponds trail leads you by both of these bodies of water and features a boardwalk.
This pathway is a good place to get in some birdwatching. It is an 850-yard boardwalk trail that follows a river and passes by three types of wetlands as well as historical exhibits.
Roaring Brook Falls
This trail is one for hikers of all ages. It takes hikers to the base of Roaring Brook Falls, which features boulders of all shapes and sizes. From there, you can see waterfalls coming of Great Mountain as well as other, more experienced hikers climbing to one of the Adirondacks' 46 peaks.
Carpenter Road Trails
This trail system is located in the Tug Hill region and offers eight miles of trails. It is a good trail system to cross-country ski on, but it's also available to hikers and bikers, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. These trails lead visitors through a Japanese larch plantation as well as white spruce and red pine trees.
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