Take a Free Shuttle to the Adirondacks For Ultimate Leaf-Peeping
The free shuttle service offered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation brings everyone to the beautiful fall foliage in the Adirondacks. A similar service was launched for summer which helped hikers get to trails without having to find parking.
Where Can You Get The Free Shuttle?
The free shuttle service pick-up is at the Frontier Town Gateway and takes leaf-peepers to the Giant Mountain, Rooster Comb, and Roaring Book Falls trails. It also makes a stop at the Marcy Field Parking Area. The Frontier Town Gateway stop is near the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian, and Day Use Area according to the NYDEC press release.
The free shuttle that was announced in July is similar to this one. The fall-free shuttle is an extension of the Route 73 hiking shuttle that was unveiled in August. These free shuttles were established to help with traffic and illegal parking along Route 73.
When Do the Free Shuttles Run & What Are The Guidelines?
The shuttles hold twenty people and run on a loop from 7 am until 7 pm on Saturday, October 1st, Sunday, October 2nd, Saturday, October 8th, Sunday, October 9th, and Monday, October 10th. The shuttle is based on first come first served. Dogs are prohibited according to the DEC guidelines.
Governor Kathy Hochul said of the free shuttle service,
The most beautiful fall foliage in the world is right here in our state, and New Yorkers deserve to take in the scenery in a safe and convenient way. To ensure the safety of residents and visitors in the Adirondacks, New York and our many local partners are launching a new October shuttle that will help prevent congestion along crowded corridors in the High Peaks and continue to provide a quality outdoors experience this foliage season.