Live and work in the Adirondack Mountains!
Live and Work in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains! Applications are now closed for summer 2020.
Located at the most popular trailhead to the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York.
About Adirondack Mountain Club
The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve and other parks, wild lands, and waters vital to its members and chapters.
ADK encourages the involvement of all people in its mission and activities; its goal is to be a community that is comfortable, inviting, and accessible.
The Heart Lake Program Center is the home base for the education and field programs along with the Adirondak Loj (Lodge).
Room and Board
Room and board is provided to each seasonal employee at a small cost (depending on position). We have two cabins, and several tent platforms (tents provided) located around the property. All housing is within 5 minutes walking distance to the main Loj. Housing is not available for most full-time positions.
Employee salaries are determined by job duties, and paychecks are distributed bi-weekly. All employees will receive a one-year Adirondack Mountain Club membership, with discounts at our High Peaks Information Center Store. Free use of canoes and kayaks on Heart Lake, as well as ski and snowshoes mid-week available to all staff.
Getting Here and Getting Around
There is public transportation to Lake Placid via Greyhound bus. The two closest airports are in Albany and Burlington, Vermont. Arrangements can be made to be picked up at the bus station or airports. Parking space is available on property for personal vehicles.
FROM THE SOUTH: Take the Northway (Rt. 87) to Exit 30, Turn left on Rt. 73 toward Keene and Lake Placid, and continue on Rt. 73 for 26.5 miles. Turn left on Adirondak Loj Road (High Peaks Trailhead), five miles to the Loj.
FROM THE NORTH: Take the Northway (Rt. 87) to Exit 34, Keeseville. Follow 9N to Jay and Rt. 86 to Lake Placid. Turn left on Rt. 73 before going through Lake Placid. In three miles look for High Peaks Trailhead sign and turn right on Adirondak Loj Road, five miles to the Loj.
FROM THE WEST: Rt. 3 or 86 into Saranac Lake. Continue on Rt. 86 through Lake Placid. At the third traffic light, turn right on to Rt. 73 towards Keene. In three miles look for High Peaks Trailhead sign and turn right on Adirondak Loj Road, five miles to the Loj.
Unlimited hiking and backpacking opportunities exist immediately from the Heart Lake Program Center. Over 20 of the 46 peaks over 4000 feet in elevation can be reached in a day hike from the Loj, including Mount Marcy which is the highest peak in New York State. Also nearby are opportunities to fly-fish, mountain bike, rock and ice climb, whitewater and flat water boat, and visit other wild forest and wilderness areas in the six million acre Adirondack Park.
The town of Lake Placid is just five miles from the Adirondak Loj and is known best as the host of the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympics. Lake Placid is still a destination for international athletes to train and take part in world class competitions including the Ironman triathlon. In Lake Placid are shopping outlets, a supermarket, and restaurants.