Saranac Lake – Lake Placid Hike and Bike Circuit

3 Nights/2 Days

Cost: $825.00/person/double-to-multiple-person occupancy $1,500/couple 

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

August 20 – August 22, 2024

Check out this new route offering !

Hike 11 miles from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid and then bike back to Saranac Lake on the Rail Trail!

The cost of the trip includes:

Three nights of lodging, double occupancy. Single room upgrades are available.  

  • All meals from dinner upon arrival in Saranac Lake on the first night through dinner in Saranac Lake on the third night. 
  • Guided tour of Saranac Lake’s downtown and the Saranac Laboratory Museum.
  • Boat tour from Lower Saranac Lake to Lake Flower.
  • All luggage shuttle services, including bike shuttle.
  • Travel facilitated by a New York State Guide.

        Check out this fun new hiking and biking loop we are developing this August that starts and finishes in Saranac Lake. Hike from Saranac Lake up and over Baker Mountain, around McKenzie Pond, and into Lake Placid via the Jackrabbit Trail and then bike back to Saranac Lake on the new Adirondack Rail Trail. Once we return to Saranac Lake, we will receive a guided tour of the Saranac Lake downtown and the Saranac Laboratory Museum courtesy of Historic Saranac Lake. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a pontoon boat ride from Lower Saranac Lake to Lake Flower with historic narrative and storytelling. Our trip wraps up with dinner and lodging in Saranac Lake.

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


        Here is the day-by-day itinerary for this special trip:

        NIGHT 1: Tuesday, August 20th: Meet up at the Hotel Saranac Lake in Saranac Lake at 5:00 for trip orientation, briefing, and dinner in town.  


        DAY 1, NIGHT 2; Wednesday, August 21st:  Hike right from the Hotel Saranac Lake up and over Baker Mountain. We will do a short bushwhack down the northeastern ridge of Baker to McKenzie Pond, where we will follow a herd path to connect with the Jack Rabbit Trail. From here, we will hike up from the pond and take a side trail to Haystack Mountain, where we will enjoy scenic views to the east from its summit. After descending Haystack back to the Jackrabbit Trail, we will make our way to Lake Placid, where we will enjoy some good food and comfortable lodging.    


        DAY 2, NIGHT 3; Thursday, August 22nd: On Day Two, we will bike after breakfast from Lake Placid back to Saranac Lake on the new Adirondack Rail Trail, enjoying the beautiful ride through the scenic wooded landscape. Once back in Saranac Lake, we will take a tour of the Saranac Lake downtown and the Saranac Laboratory Museum courtesy of Historic Saranac Lake. After lunch, we will meet up with local resident Jack Drury, who will take us on a pontoon boat ride from Lower Saranac Lake to Lake Flower, all the while providing historical narrative and sharing stories about life on the lake. We will wrap up our day with a great dinner and debrief of the trip at the Saranac Lake Waterfront Lodge.

        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.

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