Where Can You Trek in the Adirondacks?

The possibilities for adventure in the Adirondack Park of upstate New York are endless! Adirondack Treks at Massawepie Scout Camps prides itself on making the time to help your crew determine the adventure they seek. Any trek can be modified to accommodate activities such as fishing, day hikes, bushwhacking, orienteering, or merit badge work!

Below you’ll find several categories of our favorite treks along with general maps to offer that big picture overview. Explore a few of these itineraries and then reach out to us for bookings or customization! No question is too small and our treks staff love to custom design experiences, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us help your crew narrow down the options for their unforgettable experience!

If your crew is seeking a 3-day before or after camp trek, or a long holiday-weekend trek please contact us to chat about the adventure. 

5-Day Canoe Treks – 7 crew members max.

Contact us to chat about the challenge level of each trek below and what routes might be best suited for your crew’s ability level.

  Start   Finish Mileage General Overview
  Hoel Pond   Piercefield Dam ~44 Map
  Long Lake   Piercefield Dam ~43 Map
  Blue Mountain Lake   Stony Creek Ponds ~52 Map
  Lake Kushaqua   Upper Saranac Lake – Indian Carry ~42 Map
  Lake Flower   Piercefield Dam ~41 Map
  Long Lake   Keese Mill w/St Regis Mtn. Hike ~50 Map
  Old Forge   Tupper Lake ~77 Map
  Old Forge   Lake Flower – a.k.a. “The 90 Miler” ~90 Map
  Long Lake   Floodwood Pond ~42 Map
  Floodwood Pond   Keese Mill w/St Regis Mtn. Hike ~30 Map


5-Day Wilderness Adventure Canoe Treks – 7 crew members max.

These treks focus on getting further off the beaten path with more flexibility in challenge, time, and distance covered.

  Area   Start   Finish General Overview
  St. Regis Primitive Wilderness Area   Long Pond   Little Clear Pond Map
  St. Regis Primitive Wilderness Area   Little Clear Pond   Hoel Pond  
  Bog River Wilderness Area   Hitchins Lower Dam   Hitchins Lower Dam Map
  Whitney Wilderness and Bog River Wilderness   Little Tupper Lake   Hitchins Lower Dam Map
  Lake Lila and Bog River Wilderness   Lake Lila   Hitchins Lower Dam Map
  Bog River Wilderness and Oswegatchie River   Hitchins Lower Dam   Wanakena Village  


5-Day Combination Hiking/Canoeing Treks – 7 crew members max.

A few days of paddling and a few days of backpacking round out these awesome adventures!

  Area  Start   Finish General Overview
  Cranberry Lake and Forest    Cranberry Lake   Massawepie Trek Center Map
  Blue Mtn. Wild Forest and Raquette River   Wakely Dam NPT Trailhead   Stony Creek Ponds Map


5-Day Backpacking Treks – max. crew members indicated

Boots on the trail. Choose an A to B hiking path or explore the rugged terrain of the High Peaks Primitive Wilderness Area. 

  Start   Finish Max Crew Mileage General Overview
  French Louis Trailhead – NPT   Blue Mountain Trailhead 7 ~37 Map
  Long Lake Tarbell Road – NPT   Averyville Trailhead – Lake Placid – NPT 7 ~35 Map
  Central High Peaks Exploration – ADK Loj   ADK Loj  7 n/a Map
  Upper Works Trailhead – High Peaks    ADK Loj 7 n/a Map
  ADK Loj   Stony Creek Trailhead 7   Map
  Cranberry 50 – Cranberry State Campground   Cranberry Lake Boat Launch 7 ~50 Map
  Seward Range – Coreys Road Trailhead   Coreys Road Trailhead 7 n/a Map