High Peaks Mountain Guides

  • 2739 Main Street, Lake Placid

High Peaks Cyclery (HPC) and High Peaks Mountain Guides (HPMG) were established by us in 1983—we are a husband-and-wife team, Karen and Brian Delaney. Since then, we have helped thousands of people experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake Placid and the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

Our team of guides are fully licensed and happy to cater to any adventure. Our mission is to provide exceptional service, education, and experiences for our clients while promoting stewardship of the incredible wilderness where we live, work, and play. And our professional sales staff can help you gear up and be warm, comfortable, safe and looking good!!

At HPMG we have everything you need for your Adirondack adventures! We lead solo and group adventure trips; supply comprehensive outfitting, gear rentals; and provide trip planning for half, full and multi-day trips in New York State’s Adirondack Park. Plan a guided trip in Nordic, AT or BC skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, ice climbing or fishing. And after your trip you can receive a discount to purchase the needed gear to do it on your own.

We also have 4 vacation rentals available through our Basecamp Lodging, next to our HPC shop and Guide Service, as well as one nearby on Lake Placid lake with its own private lakefront and dock . Each of our lodges sleep up to 10 or 12 people comfortably and have cozy living spaces, full kitchens and baths, laundry, and great views of the High Peaks mountains.

Read more below to discover all we have to offer at High Peaks Mountain Guides! Snowshoeing/Winter Hiking

Hiking is one of the most popular ways to explore the beauty of the Adirondack Park and High

Peaks Region. Join us and bag one of the 46 High Peaks, explore a fire tower mountain, or take a scenic stroll with an educational focus. We are happy to customize your snowshoe or microspike hike to best meet your interests, goals, and ability! We also have snowshoe, hiking poles, and micro spike rentals at our downtown store if planning your own adventure.

Backcountry Skiing

Looking to try skiing in the backcountry for the first time, or to hone your skills and go with a seasoned local? Our professional guides can outfit you and make sure you have the absolute best adventure possible! And we rent the best Nordic and Back Country gear anywhere!! New this year is our base at Scotts Cobble Nordic Center (SCNC) at Craigwood Golf Course, adjacent to the Jackrabbit Trail (BETA) and Scotts Cobble mountain.

Nordic (Cross Country) Skiing

Our HPC shop and new SCNC (see above) has all the rental gear you need for a trip skiing around Mirror Lake, a day on the Jackrabbit trail or at a Nordic Center. Also, we can plan a fun guided adventure tour with lessons.

Fat Tire Biking

We rent fat bikes and gear, and arrange tours at our downtown HPC store or at Scotts Cobble (SCNC)—a fun way to enhance your biking skills and explore winter riding with our friendly and professional staff!

Ice Climbing

We have expert ice climbing guides and the gear you need for your first Adirondack ice climbing experience, or to advance your skills. We know where the safe ice is!!!

Ice Fishing

The fish are definitely down there! We have all the gear and knowledge to help you catch one and have a fun day. You might even see an otter pop up! You can also snowshoe or XC ski to the fishing site for added adventure or to keep kids busy.

Summer Adventures

Check back in the summer for hiking, biking (mountain, road and gravel), fishing, paddling (canoe, kayak and paddle board) and rock climbing trips and adventures!


High Peaks Mountain Guides is open daily 9am-5pm. Contact us at 518-523-3764, brian@highpeakscyclery.com, or stop in our shop and chat with our staff to plan your next adventure!