Northville-Placid Trail 2020

The Northville-Placid Trail (“NPT”) is a 137-mile/220km hiking trail that traverses the 6-million acre Adirondack Park in New York. The trail was built by the Adirondack Mountain Club in 1924, traveling from Northville to Lake Placid, two towns that were easily accessible by rail in the 1920s. The trail generally follows waterways as it passes through the wildest and most remote parts of the Adirondack Park, including the high plateau that surrounds the Spruce, West Canada, and Cedar Lakes area, along with the Cold River. The highest point on the NPT is only 3008ft (917m), on a ridge east of Blue Mountain. The NPT offers solitude and opportunities for wildlife sightings of moose, loons, otter, beavers, deer, and bears. The journey through farmlands, hardwood forests, wetlands, lakes, streams, and waterfalls ends at Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 winter olympics.


Elevation profile, given South to North:


Daily Blog Posts:


Day 1: Tornado Delay

Day 2: Hilly Morning, Social Afternoon

Day 3: A Double Swim Day

Day 4: Lunch in Piseco

Day 5: RAIN

Day 6: More Friends Many Miles

Day 7: Loooong Lake and Cold River

Day 8: Cruising to the Finish