Licensed Adirondack Guides

The History of Adirondack Guides

Since 1807, travelers from around the world have enlisted the services of the Adirondacks' accomplished woodsmen. Early visitors to the area were intimidated by the vast Adirondack wilderness and quickly learned that the local guides knew where to catch the fish, hunt the game, build boats and shelters, and survive in the back-country of the Adirondack Mountains. After the Civil War, visitors flocked to the area wanting the comfort and convenience the local hotels that had begun appearing offered, while still experiencing the Adirondack wilderness lifestyle. The unique talents of these Adirondack guide services coupled with their local celebrity are credited for elevating the Adirondack Region on an international level.

Adirondack Guides Today

The Guide tradition continues today. The area's skilled and knowledgeable Adirondack wilderness guides will help you explore the mountains surrounding Lake Placid, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime and stories to tell for generations. In addition to bringing a wealth of knowledge about the back-country and local folklore, Adirondack guides are licensed and certified in first aid, CPR and water safety.

Adirondack guided trips are available throughout the seasons for a variety of outdoor activities:

  • Adirondack hunting including: deer, bear, coyote, and turkey
  • Fly-fishing for native Adirondack Trout and other species
  • Lake fishing for deeper water fish such as Lake Trout and Salmon
  • Adirondack camping including everything from back-country expeditions to luxurious glamping
  • Paddling on any number of the Adirondacks 1000's of lakes and rivers
  • Adirondack High Peak hiking throughout the Lake Placid Region
  • Hudson River whitewater rafting for groups, families and friends
  • Extreme Adirondack sports such as rock climbing and ice climbing
High Peaks Mountain Guides Year Round Adventures
Location: 2739 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
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Adirondac Rafting Company
Location: ., Lake Placid, New York
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Bear Cub Adventure Tours
Location: ., Lake Placid, New York
Phone: 518-523-4339
Adirondack Outdoor Expeditions
Location: 39 Prospect St., Bloomingdale, New York
Phone: 518-569-5877
Adirondack Mountain Club
Location: 1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: 518-523-3441
Lake Placid Boat Charters
Location: Public Boat Launch, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: 518-637-2482
Fly Fish the Adirondacks
Location: P O Box 1147, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: 518-637-2124
Gary's Guide and Charter
Location: on the Lake, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: 518-863-4193
Adirondack Fishing Inc.
Location: 549 State Route 86, Paul Smiths, New York
Phone: 518-327-3133
Alpine Adventures, Inc.
Location: 10873 Route 9N, Keene, New York
Phone: 518-576-9881
Reynolds Outfitters
Location: 60 Stevens Road, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: 518-524-0327
Stillwaters Guide Service
Location: 4974 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: 518-523-2280
Tahawus, Ltd
Location: ., Lake Placid, New York
Phone: 518-891-4334
Middle Earth Expeditions - Guide Service
Location: 4529 Cascade Road, Route 73, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: 518-523-7172
Ausable River Two Fly Shop
Location: 5698 Route 86, Wilmington, New York
Phone: 518-946-3474
Adirondack Adventure Tours
Location: 141 Valley Rd, Jay, New York
Phone: 518-946-7928
Adirondack Rock & River Guide Service, Inc.
Location: 615 Alstead Hill Lane, Keene, New York
Phone: 518-576-2041