Cranberry Lake 50

5 Days/5 Nights

Cost: $1,200.00/person/double-to-multiple-person occupancy 

Private accommodations may be available upon request at an additional cost.

August 7-12, 2024

October 2-7, 2024

Come do the Fifty with Us! Hike 55+ miles over the course of 5 days while circumnavigating Cranberry Lake on foot!

The cost of the trip includes:

  • Five nights of lodging, double/multiple person occupancy. These trips include two nights of glamping.
  • All meals from dinner upon arrival at the NYSDEC Campground at Cranberry Lake on the first night through snacks and beverages after the last day’s hike.
  • All luggage shuttle services, including boat shuttles.
  • Travel facilitated by a New York State Guide.


Come do the “Fifty” this August or October with Adirondack Hamlets to Huts! We are offering two guided 5-night/5-day trips of this classic Adirondack hike this season. Enjoy the vast wilderness of the Northwest Adirondacks and the 3rd largest lake inside the Blue Line by swimming in August or taking in some fall foliage hues in October. Jamie Savage will serve as the guide for both trips. Jamie is a Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Ranger School in Wanakena, AHH Board Member President, and the principal author of the Cranberry Lake 50 Pocket Guide. We will hike approximately 10.8, 11.3, 9.6, 13.8, and 9.6 miles consecutively over the course of five days for a total of 55+ miles. Average elevation gain is minimal at 75 feet per mile.

Please contact Joe at 315.657.1320 for further details and to book your slot!


NIGHT 1: Wednesday, August 7th / Wednesday, October 3rd: Meet up at our awesome glamping site at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Cranberry Lake Campground by 5:00 for dinner, group orientation, and a trip briefing session. 

DAY 1, NIGHT 2; Thursday, August 8th / Thursday, October 3rd: We’ll all move our cars to the Clifton Community Center in Cranberry Lake where we will begin our day’s hike of 10.8 miles. We will finish our day at the East Inlet Flow, where we meet our boat shuttle and get transported to this night’s lodging back at our cozy glamping set-up at the Cranberry Lake State Campground.  

DAY 2, NIGHT 3; Friday, August 9th / Friday, October 4th: On our second hiking day, we will get boat shuttled back over to the East Inlet Flow where we will resume our trek around Cranberry Lake. Highlights this day include hiking by tranquil Curtis, Irish, and Dog ponds as we make our way 11.3 miles to Chair Rock Flow, where we will get picked up by our shuttle boat and driven over to Wanakena to stay the night at a Legacy Homestays place of accommodations.

DAY 3, NIGHT 4; Saturday, August 10th / Saturday, October 5th: Come Day 3, we’ll get boated back over to Chair Rock Flow and hike 9.6 miles to Janack’s Landing on the lake. Today’s milage includes an awesome side hike up and down Cat Mountain with its sweeping views to the west. Other highlights include Sliding Rock Falls, Cat Mountain Pond, and Glasby Pond. We will be boat shuttled from Janack’s Landing back to our comfortable Legacy Homestays lodging in Wanakena.  

DAY 4, NIGHT 5; Sunday, August 11th / Sunday, October 6th: Day 4 begins with us getting boat shuttled back to Janack’s Landing where we resume our loop hike. We will cover 13.8 miles on this day, including a side hike to beautiful High Falls. We will also enjoy the view looking westward over the Oswegatchie River at High Rock before we make our way over an old railbed back to our lodging at Legacy Homestays in Wanakena.

DAY 5, NIGHT 5; Monday, August 12th / Monday, October 7th: Our fifth and final day has us hiking 9.6 miles from Wanakena on the Peavine Swamp Trail back to our waiting cars in Cranberry Lake. We will enjoy some snacks and drinks while debriefing the trip following your completion of the Cranberry 50!

Other Notes:

A 50% nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of booking. You may make your payment via check and mail it to Adirondack Hamlets to Huts, 47 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 or via our “DONATE” button on the Adirondack Hamlets to Huts website here (

Although this trip provides comfortable lodging at the end of each day, this experience involves backcountry travel from one place of lodging to the next. You will be exposed to elements of winter weather and terrain and must be clothed appropriately. Mid-January in the Adirondacks is the heart of winter and conditions are typically cold, with an average high temperature of 23 degrees and a low of 6 degrees. Trekkers must be sufficiently fit to snowshoe and/or ski the range of distances slated for travel each day. The itinerary laid out here is subject to change as per the judgment of the guides in response to the whims of the weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Please call Joe at 315.657.1320 with any questions you may have. Adirondack Hamlets to Huts will provide you with a clothing and gear list upon booking and we will facilitate your rental of snowshoes and/or skis if needed/desired. Given that this is a guided trip, we require that you sign an Acknowledgement of Risk/Waiver of Liability form and fill out an AHH medical history form.

Reservation Policy:

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. The remaining balance is due 14 days before your trip starts.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made 14 days or more before the start of the trip are eligible to receive an electronic gift card valid for 12 months from the date of issuance for the amount paid to date, minus a 10% processing fee based on the amount of the trip. Refunds are not available for reservations cancelled within 14 days of the start of the selected trip.

Our Vision - Trips for Everyone

Weekend trips. Week-long trips. Some all hiking. Some all paddling. Some in which you can do both-- paddle and hike, even paddle and bike. No matter how long your selected route or your mode of travel, there are no tents to carry, camp stoves to struggle with, or mosquitoes biting you in your sleep on an Adirondack Hamlets to Huts trek.

You will travel to and through charming and historic Adirondack communities as well as amazing wild landscapes that make the Adirondacks the special place that it is. Our routes celebrate both the settled and the sublime, the culture of the Adirondacks as much as its nature. Your lodging will run the gamut, from the simple, such as walled tents, yurts, cabins, and motels, to the grand, including bed-and-breakfasts, hotels, lodges, and inns.

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