Trailblazing through time

100 years of adventure

Celebrate with us!


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Pure solitude.

Since its completion in 1924, the 138-mile trail has given hikers—whether through segments or a thru-hike—the chance to immerse themselves in the outdoors: an adventure and an experience that celebrates our public lands. Enjoy many remote and quite lakes and ponds, abundant rivers and streams as you hike this fairly moderate terrain.

Celebrate 100 years with us!

Join us in celebrating this historic milestone with a series of exhilarating events that promise to ignite your passion for the great outdoors.
May 31 - June 2
Northville's Kick-Off Celebration

3 day Olympic-style kickoff event to recognize National Trails Day and the NPT 100 Celebration. Hikers, visitors and trail workers can expect full community support educating the public on the NPT Trail and Northville’s iconic, historic role.

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August 24
Trail Mix & Tunes at Piseco Lake

Located at the Inn on Piseco Lake - The Irondequiot. There will be live music, food, venders, activities and crafts for kids, demonstrations and info tables, and special appearances by Smokey the Bear and Bigfoot! S'mores and a campfire will close out the evening! More details to come.

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September 14
Trail's End Celebration in Lake Placid

This event will take place at the North Elba Historical Society.

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Hiking the Trail

For 100 years, the Northville-Placid Trail (NPT) has offered people the opportunity to connect to nature, each other, and to the Adirondack Park’s communities. Hike from the village of Northville to the town of Lake Placid.
Start from the North
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Begin from Lake Placid, a vibrant, historic village with Olympic history

Start from the South
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Begin in picturesque Northville, on the shore of Great Sacandaga Lake.

Trail Updates
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Get the 411 on conditions that can impact your hike

Hiking Resources

Whether you’re thru-hiking or taking it one section at a time, these resources will help you have a safe and enjoyable adventure as you become part of the NPT legacy.
Backpacking 101
Explore pro tips on what to pack, how to prepare, and what to expect in this remote part of the Adirondacks.
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NPT Resources
Get the complete guide to the NPT and map, must-have tools and tips for a safe hike.
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Leave No Trace
Have fun, be safe, and Love Your ADK! Take the pledge to protect the NPT for future generations.
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In case of Emergency
For emergencies on the trail, call 911 or the NYS Rangers at 1-833-NYS-RANGERS (1-833-697-7264).
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Stories From the Trail

The Northville-Placid Trail isn’t just a walk in the woods or a challenging hike. It’s a symbol of preserving wilderness and of the magic of spending time in the woods, whether for one afternoon or two weeks. Explore stories from the trail and find inspiration for your own adventure.

Share Your Story

Share your unique adventure hiking the Northville Placid Trail by submitting your story below. Help inspire fellow explorers with the magic of your own trailblazing experience.

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Give back to the Northville-Placid Trail community by volunteering and getting involved – contribute your time and passion to help preserve and enhance this extraordinary trail experience for everyone.

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