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Getting Around in the high peaks

It’s no secret we all love the Adirondacks. The allure of wild lands beyond the communities is irresistible to many, and this has become increasingly noticeable with the uptick in hikers seen around the entire Adirondacks. To help lessen impacts, certain strategies have been implemented to help hikers ensure a parking spot and to help motorists safely navigate the Route 73 corridor where some trailheads into the High Peaks are located. For more info on parking reservations, click here.

Town of Keene Hiker Shuttle

The Town of Keene shuttle from Marcy Field to The Garden will run on weekends and holidays from 7 am to 7 pm. Some of the hikes accessible from this shuttle are:

  • Big Slide

  • Haystack (the High Peak) via The Garden

  • John Brooks Lodge

  • Gothics via The Garden

  • Saddleback via The Garden

  • Basin via The Garden

  • Upper and Lower Wolfjaws via The Garden

Essex County Hiker Shuttle

Essex County runs a shuttle along Route 73, starting at Marcy Field and ending at the Giant Mountain Ridge Trail, and then turning around. The shuttle will run on weekends and holidays from 7 am to 7 pm. Some of the hikes accessible from this shuttle are:

  • Giant via the Ridge Trail

  • Giant via Roaring Brook Falls

  • Giant's Nubble

  • Rooster Comb

  • Roaring Brook Falls

  • Chapel Pond

  • Giant's Washbowl

Fall leaf peeping and hiking shuttle

This fall, enjoy the gorgeous fall foliage and great hiking in the Lake Placid area with a special hiker shuttle! This shuttle travels between Marcy Field and Frontier Town Gateway in North Hudson from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., October 1 - 2, and 8 - 10.

Some of the hikes available from this shuttle route are:

  • Giant via the Ridge Trail

  • Roaring Brook Falls

  • Rooster Comb

  • Blueberry Mountain via Marcy Field

  • Cascade and Porter via the Blueberry Mtn. trail

Even if you're not in the mood for a hike, enjoy the shuttle as a scenic ride and savor views of the High Peaks in all their fall splendor! The foliage along this route is fantastic, as are views of Roaring Brook Falls, ponds, and streams. On Saturdays, Marcy Field is also the site of the Keene Farmers' Market, a wonderful chance to stretch your legs, grab a few selfies, and dig in to fresh food and local crafts.