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More and more people are taking up hiking in the United States and Canada. These people are frequently looking at long-distance hikes, whether it’s in one of the many national and state parks, or in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York state. People are getting out and enjoying the great outdoors more than they ever have. With the creation of the internet it has provided more and more people with the tools to get the information they need for planning hikes.
In the late 20th-century there has been a proliferation of official and unofficial long-distance routes. In October 1921, regional planner Benton MacKaye gave birth to the idea of the Appalachian Trail and by August 1937, a footpath was indeed complete from Maine to Georgia. There is a strong history of hiking in the United States, and that desire continues to this day.
Locally in the Adirondack Mountains of New York there is a whole network of trails ranging from the Catskills to the Adirondack Mountains. There is even a long distance trail that stretches from Northville, NY to Lak Placid, NY. This trail is aptly named The Northville-Placid trail. It stretches 133 miles through some of the most beautiful parts of the Adirondacks. The Adirondacks provides several outdoor activities that include hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing.
With so many hiking, backpacking, camping, and kayaking opportunities in New York state, you could never be at a loss to do. You will find several clubs and hiking organizations that you could take advantage of.Hiking Trails Backpacking Dogs