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Our mountains aren't what you think they might look like. Most are tree covered and its dence wooded areas. Most of the riding is down on seasonal roads and logging trails.
 

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Though I've never been up there, I thought there was some high mountains up and around Lake Placid. Does anyone know if there are high elevation trails up there with views?

As`far as riding off trail, I see nearly every year guys with damaged sleds hitting buried stumps, rocks, and a guardrails under the snow. Be careful.
 

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The mountains near Lake Placid are called the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. There is a state run agency that regulates the usage of these mountains (Department of Environmental Conservation - DEC). NYS also has another state agency called the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The APA consists of people appointed by the Governor and they make a lot of regulations for land use in the Adirondacks. In addition to the two state agencies, there are a handful of organizations made up of concerned people that lobby for the protection of the Adirondacks. Most recently the DEC proposed a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for parts of the Adirondack Park that included reducing the amount of snowmobile trails. The High Peaks is well protected and has great limitations as to what type of recreation can be done. No way would snowmobiling be one of them. Hiking, camping, ice climbing, etc. are about the only things allowed. The Adirondacks on maps is outlined with a blue line. Therefore, you often hear of regulations within the blue line. I live right in the middle of the Adirondack Park (yes, people live and work in the park) and it is a beautiful area. The frustration is that the environmental wackos try to limit and regulate everything without much reason. However, the snowmobile trails we do have provide beautiful riding - so come visit.
 

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The mountains near Lake Placid are called the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. There is a state run agency that regulates the usage of these mountains (Department of Environmental Conservation - DEC). NYS also has another state agency called the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The APA consists of people appointed by the Governor and they make a lot of regulations for land use in the Adirondacks. In addition to the two state agencies, there are a handful of organizations made up of concerned people that lobby for the protection of the Adirondacks. Most recently the DEC proposed a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for parts of the Adirondack Park that included reducing the amount of snowmobile trails. The High Peaks is well protected and has great limitations as to what type of recreation can be done. No way would snowmobiling be one of them. Hiking, camping, ice climbing, etc. are about the only things allowed. The Adirondacks on maps is outlined with a blue line. Therefore, you often hear of regulations within the blue line. I live right in the middle of the Adirondack Park (yes, people live and work in the park) and it is a beautiful area. The frustration is that the environmental wackos try to limit and regulate everything without much reason. However, the snowmobile trails we do have provide beautiful riding - so come visit.[/b]
Yes, please come visit and enjoy the beautiful scenery. But please stay on the trails inside the blueline...going off trail in the High peaks could make a lot of trouble with the fragile relationship with the environmentalists.
 

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All of our mountainous areas here in the Adirondack Park are classified as wilderness. That means off limits to motorized use. The Hign Peaks in the Lake Placid region are in the wilderness classification. When we have snow, the designated trails in the rest of the Adirondack Park, are some of the most scenic. There is aprrox 600-700 miles of snowmobile trails in the park. Pray for white. Pray real hard this year.....
 
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