Scattered across the Whiteface Region, visitors will find trails for rugged mountain adventurers and trekking families looking for the next vertical adventure along bubbling mountain streams, cascading waterfalls, and ancient rocky formations.
Leftover from the melted glaciers that once carved out the valleys of the Adirondack Mountains, picturesque, refreshing ponds are present on many area hikes – the 4-mile trail leading to Owen, Copperas, and Winch Ponds is a local favorite. It features an easy grade hike and rewarding views of these striking bodies of water amidst tremendous fall foliage.
Or head over to the Wilmington Wild Trails Systems, providing over 3 miles of trails at a moderate difficulty level – if you reach the highest point the system has to offer, you'll find yourself overlooking the Whiteface region valley strewn with the reds, yellows, and oranges of the fall season.
If you seek a more challenging, but rewarding hike don't miss Whiteface Mountain, the 5th highest peak in New York State. Head in from Connery Pond or the Wilmington Trail and climb your way to the summit of this towering giant – those who have done it can tell you, the view is worth it!
Get close and stay close – peruse the numerous Whiteface Region lodging options and book a basecamp for your fall hiking excursions.