A wilderness guide leads others through wilderness areas and works to ensure the safety of their clients. Today's Adirondack guides are expected to have a command of survival skills (such as making shelters, fire-making, navigation, and first aid) and an understanding of the ecology and history of the location where they guide. Other common skills among guides include traditional handicrafts and cooking methods, fishing, hunting, bird watching, and nature conservation.
Since the early 1800's legendary Adirondack guides, such as Orson "Old Mountain" Phelps, Mitchell Sabatis and John Cheney, practiced their trade, and are the forefathers of today's licensed professional New York State guides. Today's guides often provide needed gear, and not only offer hunting, fishing, camping, and trips, but rock climbing, white water rafting, paddling, birdwatching, photography, and more. Employing a professional guide can afford the vacationer an experience of the Adirondacks they would never get if traveling independently.
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Adirondack Connections Guide Service
Guide & Custom Trip Planning service specializing in small group adventures since 2002. Hike, Paddle, Backpack, Canoe Camping, Snowshoe, Women's Trips, ADK High Peaks. Complete to partial outfitting. Camping meals for most dietary preferences.
Adirondack Birding Tours, Inc.
Year round personalized birding tours in search of Adirondack specialties--Bicknell's thrush, black-backed woodpecker, yellow-bellied flycatcher, palm warbler, gray jay, boreal chickadee, etc., as well as seasonal and irruptive species.
Open: year-round,Store is Seasonal or by appointment Mid May to late October
Cloudsplitter Outfitters has everything you need to enhance your authentic outdoor experience. Bikes, boats, beds, equipment, camp supplies, guide service and more. Go to discovernewcomb.com to learn more about everything Newcomb has to offer!
Our goal is to provide a quality product within a reasonable amount of time, at a fair price. Here at Frasier Taxidermy we specialize in gameheads such as Adirondack whitetail deer, elk, moose, caribou and bear. We also do small animals and European mounts.
E & R Sport Fishing Charters
Open: seasonal, Summer Season
World Class Sport Fishing Charters for Lake Trout, Salmon & Bass on Lake George, New York. Fish aboard one of the largest, best equipped and most comfortable fishing boats in the Adirondacks. Full-time Captain with 30+ years experience
Adirondack Avian Expeditions & Workshops
Full time birding guide in the Adirondacks and North Country areas. Specializing in boreal bird species, winter visitors, migrants, and featuring popular Dawn Tours up Whiteface Mountain for Bicknell’s Thrush and other high elevation species.
Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service
We are fully licensed Guide Service offering back-country outings in the ADKs for over 30 yrs., including guided canoe/kayak tours, hiking, fishing (deer, bear, hare) and hunting trips, snowshoe tours, and more. Enjoy a successful tour of the ADKS (Alaska,too!)