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5 North Country Hikes for the Frugal Traveler


With a modest budget, hiking is a fun and relatively free summer activity. From mountains to riverside trails, the North Country is filled with a variety of hiking options for you and the entire family. Continue reading to discover the trails we’ve found!


Flume Trails (Wilmington, NY)


The Flume is comprised of approximately ten miles of trails. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Click here for directions!

Azure Mountain (St. Regis Falls, NY)


This relatively short mountain trail, which is a 1.8 mile moderate slope, has a number of activity options for families. With great views and a beautiful Adirondack landscape, you won’t want to pass up this fun hike. Click here for directions!

Robert Moses State Park Nature Trails (Massena, NY)

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Explore 6 miles of trails that lead to an overlook of the St. Lawrence River. The park also includes picnic areas, as well as free events and exhibits held at the Nicandri Nature Center. Click here for directions!

Stone Valley Recreation Area (Colton, NY)

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The scenic Stone Valley trails are located within the towns of Colton and Parishville. The area offers great opportunities for hiking within its 12 mile trail system, with a chance to explore the waterfalls, rapids, gorges, rock islands and overhanging cliffs of the Raquette River. Click here for directions!

Macsherry Trail (Hammond, NY)


This relatively easy 2.6 mile trail is well maintained and marked. As you hike the trail, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the deep woods of the Thousand Islands, with views of beaver ponds and even Chippewa Bay. Click here for directions!

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