This book features the best day hikes and weekend backpacking trips in the mountain wilderness of northeastern New York State. From 360-degree mountaintop views to dramatic waterfalls and pristine ponds, it takes readers to 47 of the most scenic locations, some well-known and others off the beaten path.
Lisa Densmore Ballard is a third generation Adirondack native. Born in Saranac Lake, New York - in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park - she has hiked, paddled, fished, and skied in the Adirondacks her entire life. Though now a resident of Montana, she travels back to the Adirondacks each summer to visit her family, explore the backcountry, and enjoy her second home on Chateaugay Lake. This is her ninth book.