Winter in the Adirondacks is unpredictable, but whether there is snow or not, you can always hike. Your footwear will just differ, depending on the conditions.
Throughout the years, the Explorer has written many pieces to give readers ideas on where they can go in the Adirondack Park. Of course, many of these were written by former editor Phil Brown, who enjoyed exploring every corner of the park, but many other writers have contributed to the trip report category too.
One piece suggested three enticing winter snowshoe treks (that can also be done as hikes if there’s no snow). Photographer Carl Heilman and writers Carol Stone White and Bill Ingersoll, each penned a piece about one of their places to visit. Heilman wrote about Fifth Peak on Tongue Mountain near Lake George; White wrote about Hopkins Mountain in Keene Valley; and Ingersoll wrote about Jakes Pond in the western part of the Adirondacks.
If you’re looking for something to give you inspiration as you think about your next Adirondack journey, I encourage you to read this article. It’s a good starting point for planning your next adventure. Click here to read.