One area is the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness at Brant Lake. It’s a smooth trail to backpack on and you can even take your family on it. It’s an eight-mile walk to go around the whole lake or there’s 48 miles of other trails to check out.
Another great area is the Shelving Rock area at Fort Ann. There are multiple hiking options just off Lake George’s eastern shore. The Sleeping Beauty road hike is 3.4 miles one-way. There’s also a flat road on the east side as well.
Check out Coles Woods at Glens Falls. Right next to Crandall Park is a 3.1-mile trail, which can be lengthened even more to extend a walk or run.
The Rec Center at Lake George is a highly likeable area. A ski trail used for cross-country in the off-season, there is about 5 miles of land. The mail drag goes along the Gage Brook and bounces up and down some hills.
The Moreau Lake State Park is a necessary spot for runners to explore. There is approximately 30 miles of trails. It can be winding and confusing, however, so be sure to bring a map.
The Saratoga Battlefield is a historical landmark. There’s a 4.2-mile trail known as the Wilkinson Trail. There are illustrated signs where you can listen to recorded stories regarding notable reference points.
Lastly, there’s the 2500-acre Pack Forest in Warrensburg. There are 15-20 miles of trails that branch off from a parking lot, as well as an 85-acre lake.
These are just a few places to hike through or run at if you’re near the Adirondacks.