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Old 08-22-12, 10:38 PM   #1
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Overnight Parking in the Adirondacks

I'm planning on a 4 day tour in the Adirondacks (Piseco Lake area) in Sept. Wondering if anyone knows of free overnight parking in the area. I assume I can just park at a trailhead for a few days and bike from there?

My basic loop would be Rt8-Rt30-Rt28-Rt8. Anyone done this, have advice?
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There are many hiking trailhead parking areas, also parking areas for canoeing access, or you could look up a Warmshower host in the area for secure parking at their house.
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I'm planning on a 4 day tour in the Adirondacks (Piseco Lake area) in Sept. Wondering if anyone knows of free overnight parking in the area. I assume I can just park at a trailhead for a few days and bike from there?

My basic loop would be Rt8-Rt30-Rt28-Rt8. Anyone done this, have advice?
I've never had any issues parking at trailheads for days at a time. Though that might have something to do with having an ancient car. ;-)

Never did that loop, but I did part of Rt. 28 this summer. Gorgeous ride!
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Parking at trailheads in Oregon was a near guarantee of at least one broken window. They even took a sweaty old pair of sneakers from my truck. There are safer places- I'd go with the warmshowers host recommendation.
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Parking at trailheads in Oregon was a near guarantee of at least one broken window. They even took a sweaty old pair of sneakers from my truck. There are safer places- I'd go with the warmshowers host recommendation.
The Adirondacks tend to be, well, a little more civilized. ;-) I was hiking there once and met a guy who was astounded that I would leave my stuff unattended all day at my campsite. He was from the west coast and regaled me with many tales of stuff being stolen while camping.
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I've been taking multi-day hikes and canoe trips in the adirondack's for 30 years, no problem (of course that will change now that I said this), but from all the Adk hiking/paddling boards I read there is very little car breakins. Happens of course, just not often. But like I said best bet is a Warmshowers host.
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