Northville Placid Trail
Dates: Mon. Sept. 7, 2020 - Sat. Sept. 12, 2020
Meeting Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm in Lake Placid, NY
Meeting Location: Lake Placid, NY
Averyville Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Day 1 - Monday
Meet in Lake Placid, organize gear and pack, outdoor dining or curbside pickup from restaurant in Lake Placid, and stay at Air BnB in Town
Day 2 - Tuesday
Breakfast in Lake Placid and shuttle to start of hike at Lake Durant. The first day on trail is a nice easy hike to a lean-to near a sandy beach.
Day 3 - Wednesday
Climb the shoulder of Mount Sabattis, the highpoint of the Northville Placid Trail, and then descend to Long Lake, a 14 mile end-to-end Lake.
Day 4 - Thursday
After following Long Lake’s shoreline, we can take a lunch break at a lakeside shelter. In the afternoon, we’ll ford the cold river and head deeper into the High Peaks Wilderness. We'll hike our longest day to a beautiful spot near a waterfall.
Day 5 - Friday
After passing the formerly-dammed Duck Hole, we'll hike to a lean-to that overlooks the water with wide-angle views of the Sawtooth Mountains.
Day 6 - Saturday
Enjoy the final 10 miles, passing Wanika Falls, to Averyville Road and the end of this 50+ mile stretch of the NPT.
*There is NO Cell Phone Service in most of the Adirondacks. Your guide will be carrying a 2-way satellite messenger capable of text messaging for emergencies.
*The Northville Placid Trail has many Lean-To shelters, providing numerous options for camping. The 6 Day itinerary calls for a moderate pace of hiking up to 15 miles, about 8 hours per day with a 25-40 lb. backpack. The itinerary is not set in stone, and with a small group, it should be easy to make adjustments and accommodations.