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Mt Marcy Trail - Hiking

Adirondacks, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Mt Marcy Trail ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Mt Marcy Trail?

The Mt. Marcy Trail is a moderate to difficult hike that leads to the highest peak in New York State. The trail is well-marked and mostly uphill, making it a great workout. The views from the summit are spectacular, and on a clear day you can see for miles. The hike usually takes around six hours, so be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-73.9276702
44.1386548

What are the coordinates and address of Mt Marcy Trail?

Mt Marcy Trail
Mt Marcy Trail, New York 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 Trail

The Mt. Marcy Trail is a great hike for anyone looking for a challenge. The trail is long and steep, but the views from the top are worth the effort. The trailhead is located in the town of Keene, New York, and it is a popular destination for hikers and backpackers. The hike to the summit of Mt. Marcy, the highest peak in New York, is about 17 miles round trip, and it is recommended that hikers allow plenty of time to complete the hike. The trail is well-marked and there are several campsites along the way. The summit of Mt. Marcy offers stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains.

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

There is no one definitive answer to this question. It depends on the abilities and interests of the individual family members. Some families may find the Mt. Marcy Trail challenging and enjoyable, while others may find it too difficult.

Things not to be missed

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

1. Hiking: The Mt. Marcy Trail is a great place for a hike with stunning views of the surrounding area.

2. Picnicking: There are plenty of areas near the trail to have a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery.

3. Fishing: The trail is a great spot for fishing, with many good spots for catching trout and other fish.

4. Camping: There are several campsites near the trail where you can spend the night under the stars.

5. Wildlife Viewing: The trail is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, bears, and birds.

Where to eat?

1. The Wild Center - Tupper Lake, NY

2. The Boathouse - Lake Placid, NY

3. The View - Keene Valley, NY

4. The Garden - Keene Valley, NY

5. High Peaks Diner - Keene Valley, NY

6. Ausable Chasm - Keeseville, NY

7. The Inn at Erlowest - Lake George, NY

8. Shepard's Pie - Warrensburg, NY

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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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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