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:

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High Peaks Mountain Guides
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 comprehensive outfitting, gear rentals, and trip planning for single and multi-day trips in the Adirondack State Park. We offer private...

  
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
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...

  
Gone Fishing Guide Service and Boat Tours
Paul Smiths
(518) 521-7410

Gone fishing guide service is the ultimate Adirondack fishing experience! Captain Tommy Hutchins has over 30 years experience fishing in the Adirondack park, as well as the neighboring St.Lawrence River water shed and it's tributaries. Providing...

  
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...

  
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...

  
Fly Fish the Adirondacks
P O Box 1147, Lake Placid
(518) 637-2124
  
Experience Outdoors Guide Service
4948 Cascade Road, Lake Placid
(518) 524-7944
  
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Tahawus, Ltd
Lake Placid
(518) 891-4334
  
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Stillwaters Guide Service
4974 Cascade Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2280
  
Bear Cub Adventure Tours
Lake Placid
(518) 523-4339