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Mt Marcy - Hiking

Adirondacks, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

Mt Marcy Statistics

What are the activities at Mt Marcy ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Mt Marcy?

Mt. Marcy is the highest peak in New York State, with an elevation of 5,344 feet. The mountain is located in the Adirondack Park and is part of the High Peaks Region. Hiking to the summit of Mt. Marcy is a popular challenge for hikers of all levels. The most popular route to the summit is the Van Hoevenberg Trail, which begins at the Adirondack Loj. The trail is well-marked and relatively easy to follow, but it is a strenuous hike, with an elevation gain of over 3,000 feet. The summit offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lakes.


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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
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What are the coordinates and address of Mt Marcy?

Mt Marcy
Mt Marcy, Keene, NY 12943, USA

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Starting Point

The Mt. Marcy trailhead is located in the town of Keene, New York. To get there, take NY-73 west from Keene Valley. The trailhead is located on the left side of the road, just past the Marcy Dam.

Why visit Mt Marcy

The Mt. Marcy hike in New York is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the state. The hike is challenging, but it's worth it to reach the summit and take in the stunning views. The hike takes you through forests, past rushing streams and over rocky ridges. There are also several campsites along the way, so you can make a weekend out of it.

Is Mt Marcy in New York a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question since what may be a good place for one family may not be ideal for another. That said, Mt. Marcy in New York is a great place for hikers and nature lovers of all ages. The summit offers stunning views of the surrounding area, and there are plenty of trails to explore in the park.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Mt. Marcy in New York are hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting.

Hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking are some of the best activities near Mt. Marcy in New York.

Where to eat?

1. The summit of Mt Marcy - There is a small shelter with a few picnic tables at the summit of Mt Marcy, and this is a great place to enjoy a meal while taking in the incredible views.

2. The Adirondack Loj - This historic building near the summit of Mt Marcy is home to a restaurant that serves up delicious meals with amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

3. The Johns Brook Lodge - This remote lodge is located deep in the heart of the Adirondacks, and it offers a variety of excellent dining options, including a buffet-style meal and a la carte items.

4. The Blue Mountain Lake Lodge - This rustic lodge is located on the shores of Blue Mountain Lake, and it offers guests a variety of dining options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

5. The Wild Center - This unique museum in Tupper Lake is home to a cafe that serves up delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts.

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Is the place are families friendly?

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Is there an information center / service center / reception?

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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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