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Adirondack Explorer

12 Short Hikes Near Old Forge


If you’re looking for a hike that won’t take all day or sap all your strength, 12 Short Hikes Near Old Forge can help. Phil Brown, editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine, has selected a dozen hikes in the vicinity of Old Forge and Inlet that can be done in a few hours. They lead to summits, lookouts, backcountry ponds, and wild rivers. These are ideal outings for families and novice hikers—or anyone who wants a quick dose of wilderness.

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  • Detailed trail descriptions
  • Stunning photos
  • Hand-drawn maps
  • Difficulty and scenic ratings
  • Trailhead directions
  • GPS coordinate
  • Historical tidbits
  • Fits in your pocket