I’ll be sharing more in-depth details about backpacking the Northville-Placid Trail later this week in a complete guide. I’ll also share a specific gear list soon (some items from complete gear list if you’re impatient) if you’re interested in hiking the trail yourself. My husband and dog, Harlee, took an adventure a couple weeks ago up in the Adirondacks in Upstate New York. The Adirondacks are acres and acres of beautiful wilderness and the Northville-Placid Trail is just one trail running through. Here’s a selection of just some of the favorites to illustrate the terrain of the trail and beauty of the lakes along the way.
Northville-Placid Trail Photos
This route takes you through tons of wild forest and it can be hard to avoid camping around these trees. Check your weather and in bad weather, try to camp in a lean-to for protection.
As are most of the lakes in the Adirondacks on a calm, sunny day, this lake is quiet and peaceful. Watch for wildlife: the forest runs right down to the edge of the water.
Another stunning view of a peaceful lake in the Adirondack Region. There are quite a few lakes right along or just off the Northville-Placid Trail for some scenic hiking.
Shades of pink and purple as the sun starts to set and the clouds reflect in the completely still water.
There is space near the lean-tos to make campfires and they’re great for keeping the bugs away and warming up on cool evenings.
It’s pretty rough and rugged up here! But, can you see the view of the mountains in the background?
A view captured to show how rough the terrain can be in some parts of the trail. Sometimes your visibility is pretty low so you need to be always full aware of your surroundings.
Practice caution with these tips about bear safety.
A lot of days in the spring and early summer might be rainy but there are definitely some beautiful sunny days with bright blue skies!
See the loons? At night, you will often hear the voices of loons in the distance.
Front view of a standard lean-to. This is the perfect place to camp away from the rugged terrain and have a bit of open space.
Many adventurers leave their mark on the roof of the lean-to.
PLEASE read this if you ever took calculus – it’s amazing!
I don’t even see a ripple in the lake; it’s so peaceful and serene.
A peek through the forest trees.
A very calm night across the lake with beautiful pink and purple hues of the sunset.
Captured on one of the rainy days on the trail.
Sometimes the trail will take you across rapids but usually there are man-made bridges built to get across the rushing water.
I hope you like sunsets over the lake as much as I do (or is that just a Minnesotan thing)?
How beautiful is this sunset? I wish I was there right now…
*If you pin any of these photos above, PLEASE give credit to Backcountry Petite. It took a lot of sweat, bruises, and bug bites to capture these images. Thanks!*