Why A Guide? Why This Guide? How Much?


The finest Adirondack hostelries are fabulous, one-of-a-kind places whose guests Ed has long had the pleasure of leading into the woods. They include The Point Resort on Upper Saranac Lake, The Lake Placid Lodge, The High Peaks Resort, The Whiteface Lodge, and White Pine Camp. You'll pay more to stay in these places (sometimes a lot more), but you'll never be disappointed.

The best guides are like this, too. You'll pay more (still, much less than the cost of a night in fancy digs), and you'll have a great time, make a new friend, and benefit from long years of experience and learning. You'll come home safe, too, certain you've had a one-of-a-kind experience.

Ed will help you make the most of your limited time in one of the most beautiful, and most interesting, places on the planet.

Current rates for the Tri-Lakes (Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake area) are:

$400 for partial day (up to eight hours, covering nearly all outings)

$600 for full day (more than eight hours)

Payment by check or cash due at completion of outing. No additional charge for groups larger than the usual two, three, or four. (At the time of writing, group size restriction applies in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness. Elsewhere, common sense prevails.) Ed's adventures in the wilds are land-based. For water-based adventures, contact one or more paddling-focused guiding services and outfitters. These include St. Regis Canoe Outfitters and Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters.

Ed is a licensed New York State Guide (badge #4512), carries current First Aid and CPR certifications, and is fully insured. 



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