Massawepie Adirondack Treks

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High Adventure in the Adirondacks!

Welcome to the Adirondack Treks at Massawepie Scout Camps. We are a full service Nationally Accredited BSA High Adventure Program located in the heart of the Adirondack Park in Northern New York. 

The Massawepie Adirondack Trek Center offers all Scouts and Scouters canoeing, backpacking, and combination treks during the months of July and August. Trek groups can participate in established trek destinations throughout the 2.6-million-acre Adirondack Forest preserve, or can customize their own. Rock climbing, rappelling and mountain biking options are also available.



New for 2020-2021!

We hope that you have already noticed all sorts of new things with our 2020-2021 program! We’re rolling into 2021 with the fresh look that we were never able to execute in 2020 with the new routes, and new faces behind the legendary Adirondack Treks at Massawepie program.  What isn’t new? Our dedication to offering the most attentive, youth-led High Adventure program in the Adirondacks! Our team is ready and waiting to speak with you regarding your Summer 2021 High Adventure plans. 

**2021 Major Program Change**

COVID-19 – With the uncertainty as to how the state of NY will respond to the current COVID-19 Crisis we have made the difficult decision to reduce our Maximum Group Size to 7 individuals per trek from any given troop. This challenging decision aligns with the current maximum group size for any gathering in the state of NY (10 people as of Nov. 2020) and keeps us under the NY State Camping Group Size Regulation that requires groups of 10 or more to request a permit from the NYS Forest Rangers. The state of NY did not issue any group camping permits in 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and ask that you reach out to the Trek Director for creative solutions if you are struggling to bring your group to this new size limit.

Contact us to speak about our canoeing, backpacking, and day-trip programs!  –


 5-Day Trek Spotlight

The Long Lake to St. Regis Mtn. route is a signature trek that invites your crew to experience some of the finest waterways and wilderness that the Adirondack Park has to offer. 

Starting at the State Boat Launch in Long Lake your crew will traverse all of the 14-mile Long Lake, navigate the winding Raquette River while carrying around the majestic Raquette Falls before carrying into Upper Saranac Lake via the Indian Carry. Paddling the length of Upper Saranac Lake you’ll carry into the St. Regis Primitive Wilderness area and tackle the famed 7 carries route on your way to the lean-to at Keese Mill. Friday morning you’ll have a short paddle to the St. Regis Mtn trailhead with a 3.2 mile hike to the top for panoramic views of the terrain you’ve covered during the week. Upon returning to camp your crew will participate in a service project under the expert tutelage of our property manager.

This trek begins on Sunday afternoon and ends on Saturday before lunch. Units will be fully qualified to apply for the 50-miler award at the end of the adventure!