Take a Tour
Adirondack Flying Service. Adirondack Flying Service offers 20-minute flights over either the High Peaks region or Lake Placid and the Whiteface area. Flights are $40 per person, with a minimum of two passengers. 27 Airport Ln., Lake Placid, New York, 12946. 518/523--2488; 866/439--2399; www.flyanywhere.com.
Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Adirondack Architectural Heritage, a nonprofit historic-preservation organization, runs tours of Saranac Lake, Bolton Landing, Big Moose Lake, Wilmington and the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway, Camp Santanoni, White Pine Camp, and other camps. Tours cost between $30 and $55 for nonmembers, and some include lunch. 1745 Main St., Keeseville, New York, 12944. 518/834--9328; www.aarch.org.
Adirondack Saddle Tours. The horse-loving owner of Adirondack Saddle Tours, a 25-year native, offers several foliage and wilderness tours through the Adirondacks, some of which end in Old Forge, one of the more popular tourist destinations in the Adirondacks. Other destinations for the tours, which take between an hour to 5½ hours, include Cascade Falls, High Peaks, and Moss Lake. Cost is $30–$125. Tours go year-round, weather permitting. 4 Uncas Rd., Eagle Bay, New York, 13331. 315/390--4005; www.adkhorse.com.
Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Adirondack Scenic Railroad tours are offered by Amtrak for summer travelers and those taking in the lush fall foliage of the southwestern portion of the Adirondacks. The service runs from Utica, to the south of the park, through Old Forge, Thendara, and several other small communities and into Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Running July through October, it's $36 round-trip. 321 Main St., Utica, New York, 13501. 800/819--2291; www.adirondackrr.com.