Part of the fun of visiting a scenic wonderland like northern Franklin County is simply being outside. For people in search of wide-open spaces, enchanting views, and fragrant forests, the region has plenty of hikes to fit the bill. Just a short drive from the village of Malone, with its vibrant historic downtown and the surrounding farmland, you'll encounter a variety of trails and varied mountain terrain. Some of our favorite hikes include: High Falls Park in Chateaugay, where you can enjoy a scenic waterfall; nearby Azure Mountain, which has one of the last remaining fire towers in the Adirondacks and provides excellent views of the surrounding wilderness; and the educational walks available at the Paul Smith's College VIC (Visitor Interpretive Center).
Whether you are looking for a family-friendly outing, a romantic picnic with a significant other, a trail-running workout with your four-legged friend, or to hike a High Peak, Malone is a great starting point for a memorable trek. Pick a place to stay for your trip and browse Malone's dining options. If you have a picnic in mind consider a stop at one of the many local farmstands or plan a trip to the farmers' market.
Leave No Trace
The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.