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3 Must-Do Outdoor Activities This Spring in the Adirondacks: Mountain Biking, Fishing and Hiking

The Adirondacks are chock full of fun outdoor adventures. Once the area starts to warm up, hundreds of visitors trade out their ski boots for hiking boots, fishing poles and bikes.

Anyone staying in the area can enjoy several days of unwinding in the midst of some of the most beautiful parks in the country. Then, they can come home to comfy cabin lodging at the end of the night. Here are some of the awesome Adirondack Mountain outdoor activities the area has to offer:

Mountain Biking

The forests and state parks of the Adirondack region are a veritable playground for two-wheeled warriors. Chew up miles worth of trails and around 3,000-plus feet of vertical on our incredible mountainsides.

Ausable Chasm is a premier destination for New England mountain biking. 15 miles of bike trails include both challenging single tracks and wide, easygoing cruiser loops for beginners. They even have bike rentals.

Moose River Plains alongside Indian Lake has over 27 miles worth of trails and free entry — just make sure to register at one of the two entrances.

For even more fun trails in the area, including free downloadable maps, you can visit the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA) website.


Lures and flies are both welcome in the over 3,000 waterways that grace the valleys and mountainsides of the Adirondacks. You can find bass, northern pike, walleyes, trout and even some landlocked salmon. Fly fisherman will have a blast at the Ausable River, and trophy fisherman can always be seen patiently gracing the waters of Lake George and Lake Champlain.


Who needs sport equipment other than your own two feet? Strap on a pair of boots and maybe a backpack and start exploring our sprawling “backyard.”

Ambitious trekkers can make their way up to Wright Peak for some breathtaking views. Those who want to see a mountaintop after a gentler hike can visit Panther Mountain for a peak above the clouds. Whiteface Mountain offers a really short hike in from the drivable roads, making a perfect spot for a picnic or photo op. Sleeping Beauty Mountain is a bit long at 7 miles round trip, but gentle enough and with plenty of stops to make it perfect for those with children. Blue Mountain is a dog-friendly hike, and one Adirondack fan even claims she hiked it with her cat!

These fun and enriching activities will leave your head full of memories of gorgeous vistas for years to come. If you are looking for a place to stay a few nights under a roof during your trip, come visit us at Deer Valley Trails. We have rustic cabins for a true mountain experience along with an excellent restaurant and bar to tuck in or quench your thirst after a long day of fun. Make your dining or lodging reservation by calling us today at 518-856-9243.

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