(Photo: Alicia Boughton)
General Information for Spring Hiking:
Ice and snow will still be present at higher elevations. Be prepared for slippery surfaces and cold weather.
Trails are muddy. Do not walk around the mud, just walk through it. You’re hiking; your boots are going to get dirty. Please don’t ruin the surrounding vegetation trying to keep your feet clean.
Water is high and cold. Don’t cross a stream if it looks risky. If you are going to cross a stream, unbuckle your pack straps so if you fall in you can let your gear go and get out alive. Don’t go on any frozen lakes or ponds; they are not safe.
Current Conditions & Updates (as of 3/31):
- O’Toole’s Lane is open to motorized vehicles to access the Crow’s Clearing Trailhead.
- The Clear Pond Gate on the Elk Lake Road will remain closed until mud season is over.
- The last 3 miles of Corey’s Road in Saranac Lake is closed.
- A portion of the Northville-Placid Trail has been rerouted near the Seward Lean-to due to blowdown.
- The High Water Bridge over Calamity Brook between Upper Works and the Flowed Lands has been fixed and is safe to use.
Be safe out there and have fun hiking!