In addition to a hiker shuttle announcement we have the latest weather forecast, trail conditions, and more to know for recreating in the Adirondacks this weekend.
What to Expect With the Weather
Here’s the current forecast :
- Crown Point: Fri 91° and partly cloudy, Sat 81° and scattered showers, Sun 77° and mostly sunny
- Indian Lake: Fri 85° and partly cloudy, Sat 73° and partly cloudy, Sun 73° and mostly sunny
- Lake George: Fri 93° and sunny, Sat 84° and scattered thunderstorms, Sun 81° and mostly sunny
- Lake Placid: Fri 86° and partly cloudy, Sat 72° and scattered showers, Sun 72° and mostly sunny
- Long Lake: Fri 86° and partly cloudy, Sat 73° and partly cloudy, Sun 73° and mostly sunny
- Malone: Fri 90° and partly cloudy, Sat 76° and partly cloudy, Sun 74° and sunny
- North Creek: Fri 87° and partly cloudy, Sat 77° and scattered showers, Sun 75° and mostly sunny
- Old Forge: Fri 83° and isolated thunderstorms, Sat 72° and mostly sunny, Sun 72° and mostly sunny
- Saranac Lake: Fri 87° and partly cloudy , Sat 73° and partly cloudy, Sun 72° and mostly sunny
- Ticonderoga: Fri 90° and partly cloudy, Sat 80° and scattered thunderstorms, Sun 75° and mostly sunny
- Tupper Lake: Fri 86° and partly cloudy, Sat 73° and partly cloudy, Sun 72° and scattered thunderstorms
Check the weather again before you head out:
Update on the Route 73 Hiker Shuttle System
The pilot Route 73 Hiker Shuttle will begin on Saturday, August 21. This is a free shuttle that will operate from 7am to 7pm on weekends and holidays through Monday, October 11. Users can park at Marcy Field and ride to the Rooster Comb, Giant Mountain/Ridge Trail, and Roaring Brook Falls trailheads. Parking is still available at the trailheads themselves.
All riders will be required to wear a mask. Stewards will be stationed at all drop off and pick-up locations to assist with navigating the shuttle system and educating hikers on responsible recreation, including preparedness, hiking safety, and Leave No Trace principles. Pets are not permitted.
You can find more info at the following links:
- 2021 Route 73 Hiker Shuttle Map
- 2021 Route 73 Hiker Shuttle Schedule
- 2021 Route 73 Hiker Shuttle FAQ
Water Levels Continue to Be High
Although there’s no longer an official High Water Warning, water levels throughout the Adirondacks range from average to significantly above average throughout the region. Water temperatures remain cold in many places. PDFs/life jackets are strongly recommended to be worn by all anglers, boaters, and paddlers. Do not attempt stream crossings with no bridge during periods of high, fast-moving water.
Expect Wet & Muddy Trails
The trails are still wet and muddy out there. Wear waterproof shoes and walk through the mud, not around it, to help protect fragile trail edges.
Mountain bikers are encouraged to avoid riding in muddy and wet conditions, and this can significantly contribute to trail erosion and widening. If you are biking, as with hiking, stick to the middle of the trail.
The Fire Danger Report
Fire danger continues to be low in the Adirondack Park. Always be safe with campfires.
For the Campers
The campsite at Saranac River PUA in Sable Highlands and the two campsites on Mullins Road are closed for rehabilitation through August 13. Campsites 1 and 2 at the Barnes Pond PUA are open.
Reminder that there’s no overnight camping at trailheads.
Bear canisters are required by overnight users in the Eastern High Peaks Wilderness between April 1 and November 30; they are highly recommended throughout the park.
For the Rock Climbers
There are no longer any active climbing restrictions in the East/Central Adirondacks. Climb on!
Hiker Information Stations
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
- High Peaks Rest Area, Northbound Route 87: Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 11:30am
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.
Reminder About the AMR Pilot Reservation System
A no-cost pilot reservation system is now in effect at the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR). It doesn’t apply to other areas of the park. Free reservations are required from May 1 through October 31 for parking, daily access, and overnight access to trails through the AMR gate and Noonmark and Round Mountain trailheads accessed through the AMR property.