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Providing safe, enjoyable, and successful ice fishing adventures in the Adirondacks since 2003.
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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
Wiley's Flies
Location: 1179 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, New York
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High Peaks Mountain Guides
Location: 2739 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
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Adirondac Rafting Company
Location: 6440 NY 30, Indian Lake, New York
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Tahawus, Ltd
Location: Lake Placid, New York
Phone: (518) 891-4334
Gary's Guide and Charter
Location: on the Lake, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: (518) 863-4193
Fins and Grins
Location: 23 Lakeshore Road, Westport, New York
Phone: (518) 929-1888
Adirondack Rock & River Guide Service, Inc.
Location: 615 Alstead Hill Lane, Keene, New York
Phone: (518) 576-2041
Adirondack Outdoor Expeditions
Location: 39 Prospect St, Bloomingdale, New York
Phone: (518) 569-5877
Stillwaters Guide Service
Location: 4974 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: (518) 523-2280
Alpine Adventures, Inc.
Location: 10873 Route 9N, Keene, New York
Phone: (518) 576-9881
Nessmuk's Wilderness Guide Services
Location: ,, Wilmington, New York
Phone: (218) 556-3809
Experience Outdoors
Location: 4948 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: (518) 524-7944
Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing Schools - Guide Service
Location: 2453 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: (180) 031-0450
MACS Canoe Livery
Location: 5859 State Route 30, Lake Clear, New York
Phone: (518) 891-1176
Adirondack Mountain Guides
Location: Owls Head Mountain Road, Keene, New York
Phone: (518) 962-8939
Mountain Goats, LLC
Location: Spencer Morrissey, Lake Placid, New York
Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters
Location: 541 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, New York
Phone: (518) 891-7450, (800) 491-0414
Ausable River Two Fly Shop
Location: 5698 Route 86, Wilmington, New York
Phone: (518) 946-3474
Adventure Sports Rafting Company
Location: 6127 Route 28, Indian Lake, New York
Phone: (518) 648-5812
Fly Fish the Adirondacks
Location: P O Box 1147, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: (518) 637-2124
Adirondack Mountain Club
Location: 1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: (518) 523-3441
Bear Cub Adventure Tours
Location: Lake Placid, New York
Phone: (518) 523-4339
Hungry Trout Fly Shop
Location: 5239 NYS Route 86, Wilmington, New York
Phone: (518) 946-2117


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