Something happens in the backcountry. You breathe easier. Think clearer. Feel sharper.
We started Adirondack Hamlets to Huts because we don’t think you should need to own an expedition’s worth of gear – or be willing to sleep in a tent for days on end – to experience that freedom.
The hut-to-hut model is a time-tested favorite in Europe, New Zealand and other places, and it’s getting more popular in North America, too. What’s different about Adirondack Hamlets to Huts is how we’ve conceived our network: Every route starts and ends in a community. You’ll hike, bike, paddle, snowshoe or ski through some of the most stunning, remote Adirondack landscapes imaginable by day. And when the day ends, you’ll come off the trail to eat a hot meal in a local restaurant or backcountry lodge, and retire for the night to a warm bed before beginning another day’s exploration of the vast and wild Adirondacks.
The wild parts of the Adirondacks, though, are just a portion of what makes this place special. More than a century ago, the Adirondack Park was created with the goal that humans and nature could live in balance—community and conservation, together.
Adirondack Hamlets to Huts is committed to both.
We launched this concept with the understanding that healthy economies are as critical to the Park as a healthy ecology. The towns, villages and hamlets of the Adirondacks, many of which depend on tourism to survive, benefit directly when travelers like you visit. And by opening the backcountry to a wider range of outdoor enthusiasts, we help bring new visitors to places that are often overlooked in favor of more well-traveled Adirondack destinations. So we spread the love. And the crowds.
How you can help: Soon, you’ll be able to book your own Adirondack Hamlets-to-Huts journey. Until then, though, your tax-deductible contribution will help us implement hut-to-hut routes by establishing relationships with inns, hotels and other lodging establishments, continuing our outreach to Adirondack communities, building an online reservation system and more. You can donate here.
In the meantime, we’ll see you on the trail. Our Mission
Adirondack Hamlets to Huts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates, manages and promotes an internationally acclaimed Adirondack hamlet-to-hut system that fosters vibrant communities by advancing economic development, conservation and wellness.
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