Adirondack Park Parking Ticket Warning for Hikers // New York

June 25, 2019

Hello friends! I just wanted to take a moment and help spread the word about some of the parking tickets that are taking place in the Adirondack Mountains this summer due to some new rules and laws that have taken place. These are new and unfortunately have come as a surprise to many people this year and this past weekend many hikers ended their beautiful days in the mountains with expensive tickets. I don't want this to happen to y'all or anyone in this community so I wanted to pass on information from the Lake Placid Website about the notice to hikers. 

Here is what the website states:

Don’t End your Hike with a Parking Ticket

To avoid congestion and potentially dangerous situations, parking on the shoulder of Route 73 between Chapel Pond and the Rooster Comb trailhead is off limits. Parking near the Cascade Mountain trailhead is limited to designated parking areas and sections of the shoulder where vehicles can park out of the lane of travel. Do not park where signs prohibit parking. 
Roadside parking is also prohibited on the following roads in the town of Keene: Au Sable Road, St. Huberts Road, Market Street, Adirondack Street, and Mason Young Lane in Keene Valley.
Also note the Garden Parking Area is closed this summer, but hikers can take a shuttle bus from Marcy Field to the parking area. The shuttle costs $10 round trip and it will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends through the end of June, after which it will run daily.
What to do if the parking areas are full
Hikers who encounter full parking areas should consider some of the region’s other mountains. Baxter Mountain, the Crows, Rocky Peak Ridgefrom Route 9N, and Owl Head Lookout. Read more about alternate hikes here.
Leave No Trace
While it's fun to explore our backcountry, it's more fun — and safer — to hit the trail prepared. Before you head out, be sure to learn more about the 7 Leave No Trace Principles.
*If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out and ask someone who will be happy to help!*

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