A traditional way to experience the area

The history of Adirondack guides

Since 1807, travelers from around the world have enlisted the services of the Adirondacks' accomplished woodsmen and women. Early visitors to the area were intimidated by the vast Adirondack wilderness and quickly learned that the local guides knew where to catch fish, hunt game, build boats and shelters, and survive in the backcountry 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 Adirondacks to 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 backcountry 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:

Results for "Licensed Adirondack Guides"

Experience Outdoors Guide Service
4948 Cascade Road, Lake Placid
(518) 524-7944

We firmly believe that the Adirondack Park is the most majestic park in the world. Our team of guides would love to show you what we mean -- from day hikes, sunset and sunrise adventures, multi-day trips, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking,...

High Peaks Mountain Guides - Hike - Bike - Paddle - Climb - Fish - Camp - Ski
2739 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-3764

At High Peaks Mountain Guides, we have everything you need for your Adirondack adventures! We specialize in family friendly adventures, private and solo trips, private group programs, socially distant group guiding, comprehensive outfitting, gear...

High Peaks Adirondack Outfitters
High Peaks Cyclery, 2739 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-3764

Visit us for all your fishing needs at High Peaks Adirondack Rod & Tackle. From first time casters to Experienced Anglers - we have the gear you need - for purchase or rent! Rods, Reels, Fly rods, flies, live bait

History of the Adirondack Guide
Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Being a true 'Adirondack Guide' is more than a fun moniker a local can boast.

Matt Burnett Guiding
24 Jenkins Street, Saranac Lake
(518) 524-6441

A fully licensed and insured Adirondack Guide, Matt Burnett has spent his life in the central Adirondacks and is ready to share his experience with you! In addition to being a licensed NYS guide, Matt is also an Adirondack 46er. Matt specializes in...

Guide ADK
CO Route 50, Lake Clear
(585) 802-0671

Guide ADK is an Adirondack-based guide service offering a variety of outdoor experiences to visitors of all ability levels. We offer hiking, camping, climbing, paddling, and a wide variety of winter sports, with both half and full day options for most...

Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters
541 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake
(800) 491-0414

Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters is your one stop, full service paddling and outdoor shop. We have a complete rental and outfitting service available and 20 years of guiding and instruction experience in the Adirondacks. Whether you're a skilled...

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters
73 Dorsey Street, Saranac Lake
(518) 891-1838

Helping people fall in love with wild places since 1984

Hungry Trout Fly Shop
5239 NYS Route 86, Wilmington
(518) 946-2117

Hungry Trout Fly Shop is the Adirondacks' local SIMMS, Orvis, and Patagonia dealer. Recently voted "2014 Best Outfitter in the Adirondacks" by Adirondack Life magazine, the Hungry Trout Fly Shop is famous for its huge selection of quality flies...

Great Range Mountain Guides LLC
P.O. Box 773, Elizabethtown
(518) 637-8075

The premier guide service in the Adirondacks for rock climbing, ice climbing, technical mountaineering and slide climbing. We are the only guide service based in the Adirondacks with all AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) trained and...

Upstate Guide Service
(315) 283-8871

UGS is a professional and licensed guide service that provides safe, enjoyable, and successful light tackle, fly fishing, and ice fishing adventures on the lakes and ponds within the Adirondack Park. All equipment is provided. Half-Day, Full Day, and...

Wiley's Flies
1179 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook
(518) 891-1829

Wiley's Flies is located in the heart of the Adirondacks in Ray Brook, NY right in the middle of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. We offer the most diversified trips in the Adirondacks by floating 11 different river systems for Trout, Bass, Northern...