|By Robert Moore|
|Enroute to Stephens Pond|
The 133 mile Northville-Lake Placid Trail begins at the Sacandaga River crossing at
Northville and takes you through the heart of the Adirondack Park to Old
Military Road in Lake Placid. Only the most serious backpacking groups should attempt this end-to-end
trek but several sections make excellent week-long adventures.
Groups of 12 may use all trail sections prior to the beginning of the High
Peaks region (north of Long Lake). Only groups of 8 may continue through to Lake Placid.
36 miles. 5 day trek. Start at Averyville outside Lake Placid. End at Lake
Durant near Blue Mountain Lake. This trek will take you backpacking on a beautiful section of the Northville Lake
Placid trail where you may only run into a few people all week. The terrain and scenery is
very mixed as you will have the chance to swim in lakes, ponds and rivers, as well as play
in waterfalls. Though most of the hiking is flat, you do reach the highest point on the
NLP on your fourth day.
Transportation fee: $95
|By Robert Moore|
|Sunrise at Stephens Pond|
Piseco to Wakely Dam
33-50 miles. 5 day trek. Start at Piseco, end at Wakely Dam or Lake Durant near Blue
Transportation fee: $90 for 262 miles to/from Summit
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Upper Benson to Averyville
133 mile, 10 days. This trek traverses the entire Northville-Lake Placid
Trail. 1 resupply at Wakely Dam.
Transportation fee: $149 (includes resupply)
There would be an extra fee per participant for this 10 day trek.
Cedar River to Caitlin
Bay (backpacking), Long Lake to Axton Landing (canoe)
Backpacking miles: 20. Canoeing miles: 23 Canoe supply and transport
to Lake Lake occurs midweek.
Transportation fee: $148.05 for 423 miles to/from
Summit Base including midweek transition.
See also High Peaks combination trek.
|By Tom Chlupsa|
|View from Cedar Lake Leanto|