At Guide ADK, we believe outdoor experiences should be available to visitors of all backgrounds and abilities. We offer hiking, camping, climbing, paddling, and a wide variety of winter sports to people of all ages and experience levels, with both half and full day options for most activities. Our professional guides are with you every step of the way (literally) to make sure your Adirondack adventure is positive — and memorable — at every turn.


Snow and ice open up a world of outdoor opportunities in the Adirondacks. From backcountry and cross-country skiing to ice climbing and winter hiking, Guide ADK will help you experience the best of what winter offers. New to winter recreation? No problem! We are thrilled to meet you at your comfort level so you can enjoy more of winter at any speed.

  • Winter Hiking: Hiking is one of the region’s most popular pastimes, and the fun doesn’t stop when the snow flies. Winter hikes are a great way to experience new places or see familiar views in a different, but equally beautiful light. Even if you’re a seasoned summer hiker, hiring a guide to help you navigate the harsher winter conditions can be a great way to learn new skills with the safety net of a professional at your side.
  • Ice Climbing: If you’ve ever seen an ice-clad cliff and wondered, “I wonder what it would be like to go up that…” then ice climbing is for you! Strap on crampons, grab a set of ice tools, and get ready to ascend near-vertical walls or columns of ice. This exhilarating activity might be intimidating, but it truly can be accessible to people of all abilities. Come see (and climb) for yourself!
  • Skiing: Skiing in the Adirondacks often brings to mind Olympic sites like Whiteface and the towering ski jumps, but there is tons of snow-covered wilderness as well! Guide ADK offers both Nordic (Cross-Country) ski touring and Alpine Touring (AT or Backcountry). Traverse gentle, rolling terrain or skin up and ski slides or glades - there really is something for everyone.

Spring, Summer & Fall

Guide ADK is a four-season outfit. When the snow and ice melts, we offer hiking, paddling, rock climbing, camping, and backpacking. Intrigued by the High Peaks? We’ll get you started on your first 46er or be beside you for every mile of the journey. Planning a family trip during summer break? Hire a guide who will help keep your kids engaged, encouraged, and learning from trailhead to summit. Looking for an epic experience to celebrate a special occasion? Consider a sunrise hike, a sunset rappel, or island camping with a gourmet meal cooked just for you! When the fall colors hit, we’ll even help you discover new ways of enjoying the foliage views.

We go the extra mile

When you book a guide with Guide ADK, you can expect an adventure that is safe, fun, and sustainable. We go above and beyond to bring you a higher standard of outdoor experience. Our guides are certified in Wilderness First Aid, well-versed in sustainability best practices, and bring their A-game to every trip. Education is entwined in every outing and we pride ourselves on meeting our clients where they’re at, creating custom experiences suited to your particular needs, goals, and abilities.

Education & Team Building

From skills workshops to corporate retreats, we would be thrilled to work with you on a custom package that combines outdoor recreation with education or team building. From Leave No Trace to “let’s talk about that,” we’re ready to teach skills in whatever your students or staff need.

Gift Cards

Looking for the perfect experiential present? Give the gift of the outdoors with a guided experience! We offer gift cards for any amount. Cover an entire trip or contribute to someone’s next memorable outdoor adventure. Not sure where to begin? Send us an information request on our website and we’ll help you find the perfect gift.