Saranac Lake—Elizabethtown Hiking Traverse

7 Nights/6 Days Cost: $2,000/person/double-to-multiple-person occupancy $3,800/couple September 22—September 29





Enjoy magnificent views from a collection of Adirondack low and high peaks, lively Adirondack communities, and Olympic venues The cost of the trip includes:

• Seven nights of lodging, double/multiple person occupancy, including a night stay in Saranac Lake and a night stay in Lake Placid

• All meals from dinner upon arrival in Saranac Lake the first night through dinner after the last day’s hike

• All luggage shuttle services

• A ride on the SKYRIDE and elevator up to the ski jump tower and a ride down along the ski jump slope on the SKY FLYER zipline

• A ride on the Cliffside Coaster at Mount Van Hoevenberg • A visit to John Brown’s Farm and Grave

• The opportunity to hike 9 peaks with awesome views, including two High Peaks • Travel facilitated by New York State Guides

Photo Attribution: Joe Dadey

Join us this autumn on the Saranac Lake – Elizabethtown Hiking Traverse in September, when the forests will be alive with vibrant fall foliage! This 6-day hike is a remarkable opportunity to experience some of the most magnificent views from a collection of Adirondack low and high peaks while also enjoying quaint and lively Adirondack communities and three Olympic venues. This trip weaves together hiking through archetypal wilderness and summiting gorgeous mountain summits with the thrill of ziplining down along the Olympic ski jump and cruising alongside the Olympic bobsled course on the Cliffside Coaster

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


Here is the day-by-day itinerary for this amazing expereince:

NIGHT 1: Sunday, September 22nd: Arrive at Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake by 5:00 PM. Group Dinner and trip orientation/ briefing session.

DAY 1, NIGHT 2/ Monday, September 23rd: Hike from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid. Up and over Baker Mountain, down to McKenzie Pond, and into Lake Placid via the Jack Rabbit Trail and Peninsula Trails. Side hike to Haystack Mountain.

DAY 2, NIGHT 3; Tuesday, September 24th: Hike from Lake Placid through town to Ski Jumps. Take the SKYRIDE up and check out the Ski Jump Tower. Visit John Brown’s Farm and grave. Take the Sky Flyer Zipline to the base of the ski jumps. Hike River Road and the Jack Rabbit Trail to Mount Van Hoevenberg Cabins.

DAY 3, NIGHT 4; Wednesday, September 25th: Basecamp this day from Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cabins. Hike up and down Mount Van Hoevenberg. Ride the Cliffside Coaster. Hike back to Mount Van Hoevenberg Cabins.

DAY 4, NIGHT 5; Thursday, September 26th: Hike from Mount Van Hoevenberg Cabins up and over Cascade and Porter mountains (High Peaks #36 and #38) down to Marcy Field. Hike to lodging in Keene.

DAY 5, NIGHT 6; Friday, September 27th: Get shuttled from lodging in Keene to Little Crow trailhead. Hike Little Crow and Big Crow mountains and around the Nun-da-ga-o Ridge. Get shuttled from the Crow Clearing trailhead back to lodging in Keene.

DAY 6, NIGHT 7; Saturday, September 28th: Get shuttled from lodging in Keene to Crow Clearing trailhead. Hike up and over Hurricane Mountain down to Route 9N and then up through Blueberry Hill Trails into Elizabethtown. Enjoy a celebratory dinner in E-town. Get shuttled back to lodging in Keene. Debrief by campfire.

Other Notes:

A 50% nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of booking. You may make your payment via our “DONATE” button on the Adirondack Hamlets to Huts website here (

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.

Although this guided 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 the weather and terrain and must be clothed appropriately. Adirondack Hamlets to Huts will provide you with a clothing and gear list upon booking. Trekkers must be sufficiently fit to ably hike the necessary distances from one place of lodging to the next. 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.

Please call Joe at 315.657.1320 with any questions you may have.

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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