Although it’s been a rainy summer so far in the Adirondacks, things are looking up this weekend if you’re planning a hike! Check out the latest weather forecast and trail conditions below.
Here’s the weather report for this weekend:
- Crown Point: Sat 79° and sunny, Sun 81° and mostly cloudy
- Indian Lake: Sat 76° and partly cloudy, Sun 75° and cloudy
- Lake George: Sat 79° and partly cloudy, Sun 80° and cloudy
- Lake Placid: Sat 74° and sunny, Sun 77° and mostly cloudy
- Long Lake: Sat 76° and mostly sunny, Sun 77° and mostly cloudy
- Malone: Sat 77° and sunny, Sun 80° and mostly cloudy
- North Creek: Sat 78° and partly cloudy, Sun 77° and cloudy
- Old Forge: Sat 77° and partly cloudy, Sun 75° and cloudy
- Saranac Lake: Sat 75° and sunny, Sun 77° and mostly cloudy
- Ticonderoga: Sat 78° and sunny, Sun 81° and mostly cloudy
- Tupper Lake: Sat 77° and sunny, Sun 77° and mostly cloudy
Before you head out, we recommend checking the weather once more for the area you’ll be visiting:
Hiker Information Stations This Weekend
The DEC’s Adirondack Hiker Information Stations are operating every weekend from now through Columbus Day. Hikers are encouraged to stop by! The hours and locations are as such:
- Mid’s Park, Lake Placid: Friday, 1pm to 7pm (Note: On Friday, July 9, the station will move inside the Lake Placid Visitors Center due to rain in the forecast)
- High Peaks Rest Area, Northbound Route 87: Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 11:30am
Reminders on Current Trail Notices
Moose River Plains Complex: Rock Dam Road and Indian Lake Road are now open. Otter Brook Road remains closed at Falls Pond Outlet.
High Peaks Wilderness: Visitor parking at the Upper Works trailhead transitioned to a new lot on Friday, June 18. The new lot is adjacent to MacNaughton cottage approximately one tenth of a mile before the old lot on Upper Works Road. The lot is located on land owned by the Open Space Institute. Parking at the old lot is no longer permitted.
Giant Mountain Wilderness: The trailhead sign for the Baxter Mountain trailhead on Route 9N in Keene has been stolen. The DEC is working to replace the sign.
Warning: Reports of Aggressive Raccoon
The DEC is continuing to investigate a raccoon issue in the Upper St. Regis Lake area. Unusual activity and aggressive behavior have been reported. The affected area includes Ward Island along the west shoreline of Upper Saint Regis Lake to Bog Pond. Campers, paddlers, and other visitors are encouraged to avoid this area at this time.
Regional Water Levels & Conditions
Water levels are currently at or above average in the central and southern Adirondacks and below average in the northeastern and northwestern corners of the Park. Water temperatures are still cold in many places, and lifejackets (PFDs) are strongly recommended. Please don’t attempt stream crossings during periods of high, fast-moving water.
The Fire Danger Report
The fire danger is low in the Adirondack Park and Champlain Region. Always be safe with campfires.
For Emergency Situations
Report backcountry emergencies, such as lost or injured hikers or wildland fires, to the DEC Ray Brook Dispatch at 518.891.0235.
No Overnight Camping at Trailheads
The DEC has received an increase in reports of people camping at trailheads. Overnight camping is not permitted at any trailhead or roadside location where a camping disc is not present. This includes car camping (or vans, or campers).
Campers should seek out designated roadside campsites marked with a “camp here” disc or at campgrounds.
Beware of the Ticks
Wear light-colored clothing with a tight weave to spot ticks easily. Wear enclosed shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeve shirt. Tuck pant legs into socks or boots and shirt into pants. Check clothes and any exposed skin frequently for ticks while outdoors. Bring insect repellent. Staying on clear, well-traveled trails also helps; avoid bushy, dense areas.
Bring a Bear Canister When Camping
Bear-resistant canisters are required by overnight users in the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness between April 1 and November 30. They’re highly encouraged throughout the rest of the Park. Use these to store all food, food garbage, toiletries, and other items with a scent. Store them at least 100 feet away from tents, lean-tos, and cooking sites, and keep closed whenever they are not being accessed.
For the Rock Climbers Out There
Certain rock climbing routes are still closed in the ADK to protect nesting peregrine falcons. Climbing routes that will not disturb nests will be reopened after info has been determined. Routes that remain closed will reopen after the young have fledged.