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The Peak: Mt. Marcy, Adirondacks, NY

Take the scenic--and sporting--route to New York's highest summit.
Seaver_Marcy_445.jpgMt. Marcy forms the western wall of Panther Gorge. (Tim Seaver)

The Best…
Guidebook
Adirondack Trails: High Peaks Region ($20, adk.org)

Campground
Adirondak Loj Wilderness Campground on the shores of Heart Lake ($35 for two people). adk.org

Peak to view Marcy 
Climb 4,960-foot Mt. Haystack, via 3.5-mile-long Bartlett Ridge from Warden’s Camp. You’ll see Panther Gorge’s deep void and experience airy solitude punctuated by the High Peaks.

Eats 
Noonmark Diner in Keene Valley, famous for its pies and killer milkshakes. noonmarkdiner.com

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