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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

Frontier Town Shuttle (overnight hiking excursion)

The bus will depart from the Frontier Town Gateway in North Hudson at 2:00 p.m. and bring hikers to the ADK Loj Parking lot (approx. 2:45 p.m. arrival) for a multi-day hiking trip. Pick-up from this shuttle will be at the Tahuwas Upper Works Trailhead Parking in Newcomb and will return you to your starting location at the Frontier Town Gateway in North Hudson.


2022 Frontier Town Gateway Shuttle Schedule:

 

  • Monday, August 8, 2022 departure from Frontier Town Gateway at 2:00 p.m. (Day 1)

    • Pick-up day 2: Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

    • Pick-up day 3: Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

    • Pick-up day 4: Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

  • Monday, August 15, 2022 departure from Frontier Town Gateway at 2:00 p.m. (Day 1)

    • Pick-up day 2: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

    • Pick-up day 3: Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

    • Pick-up day 4: Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. 

Advance reservations are required from the Frontier Town Gateway Shuttle. If you have questions or need assistance planning your hike? email shuttle@loveyouradk.org

Save the Date!

A new Leaf Peeping Shuttle is coming to the Frontier Town Gateway this fall.

  • Dates of operation: October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10.

  • Check back for more details