Adirondack Traveler Information
We are committed to ensuring that every experience in the Adirondacks is the best it can be and look forward to welcoming you with public health and safety as our top priority. We are here to help connect you with the information you need to know so you make informed travel decisions.
What to know
- All travelers should monitor symptoms. If any symptoms develop, travelers must immediately self-isolate and contact the local public health authority or their healthcare provider to determine if they should seek testing.
Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as two or more weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks in many settings.
- All businesses still have the right to require you to wear a mask and limit capacity. Please be respectful and be sure to carry a mask as you may be required to wear it at individual business, public spaces, venues, and for all forms of public transportation.
If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, take the following steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
- Before you travel it is recommended that you get tested 1-3 days before your trip.
- While you are traveling:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
- Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet from anyone who is not traveling with you.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
Please follow guidelines
It is important that all residents and visitors continue to observe safe practices. We truly appreciate your help by taking these Politely Adirondack measures.
- Respect mask rules
- If you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth in public areas where you are not more than six feet away from others.
- Even if you are fully vaccinated, businesses and public space have the right to require you to wear a mask. Please be sure to carry a mask as you may be required to wear one.
- Wash your hands often and when you cannot, sanitize your hands.
- Remain socially distant. Stay at least six feet away from others.
- If you are not feeling well, please stay home and rest.
Know before you go
As businesses and attractions continue to adapt to operating in an ever-changing atmosphere, it is important to check directly with the specific restaurant, lodging property, attraction, etc., that you want to visit to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. Please note that many of our area attractions are requiring advanced ticket purchasing and reservations at this time.
Be prepared in the backcountry
As we begin to once again safely explore the wonders of the Adirondacks and its wide-open spaces, it is important to remember to show love and care for this amazing natural wonderland. Going on an all day adventure? Remember to pack the right gear, including extra layers. Going somewhere new? Prepare by doing plenty of research before you go, especially about the map and weather. This is the perfect time to learn about Leave No Trace and take the Love Your ADK pledge. You can help preserve our wild spaces for generations.
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- Spring in the Adirondacks
- NEW in 2021 - Hiking Reservations
- If you are using a trailhead off Lake Road in Keene Valley or a trailhead that is accessed through Adirondack Mountain Reserve lands, you need a FREE reservation. The following hikes are included on that list: Indian Head/Fish Hawk Cliffs, Rainbow Falls, Beaver Meadow Falls, Noonmark Mountain, Round Mountain, Colvin, Blake, Dial, and Nippletop.
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- Make a reservation
About our website
The reason you may see media of people not wearing masks on our website is because all footage is from prior years. More than ever we all need to be vigilant about maintaining social distance of 6 feet or more and wearing masks when we cannot social distance.
Kindness is the Adirondack way
None of this can be done alone. No matter where we live, work, or play, we're all in this together. Let's remember to be kind to each other and send virtual hugs. We'll be better for it in the end.
Thank you for staying safe, and staying inspired!
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- Adirondack Experience (Hamilton County): Preview / Sign Up
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- Saranac Lake Region: Preview / Sign Up
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- Whiteface Region: Preview / Sign Up
- New York State Department of Health (COVID-19) Information
- Essex County Department of Health