Northern Adirondacks

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointWhiteface Mountain (4865 ft/1483 m)
CountriesUnited States (74%), Canada (26%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesNew York (73%), Québec (26%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area4,741 sq mi / 12,279 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent85 mi / 136 km North-South
86 mi / 139 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 49' N; 74° 8' W
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Map of Northern Adirondacks
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northern Adirondacks.
Adirondack MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northwest AdirondacksLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northern AdirondacksLevel 5
                 West Lake Placid AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Whiteface Mountain AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Sentinel RangeLevel 6 (Child)
         Adirondack High PeaksLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Eastern AdirondacksLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Tug HillLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern AdirondacksLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northern Adirondacks

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Whiteface Mountain48651483Whiteface Mountain Area
2.Esther Mountain42391292Whiteface Mountain Area
3.Lookout Mountain40851245Whiteface Mountain Area
4.Moose Mountain38981188West Lake Placid Area
5.Kilburn Mountain38811183Sentinel Range
6.Sentinel Mountain38581176Sentinel Range
7.McKenzie Mountain38321168West Lake Placid Area
8.Lyon Mountain3820+1164+ 
9.Little Whiteface Mountain3642+1110+Whiteface Mountain Area
10.Stewart Mountain36151102Sentinel Range
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Whiteface Mountain48651483Whiteface Mountain Area
2.Moose Mountain38981188West Lake Placid Area
3.Kilburn Mountain38811183Sentinel Range

Photos of Peaks in the Northern Adirondacks

Whiteface Mountain

A helicopter flies over the rime-ice encrusted summit building and walkway in this mid-February photo (1992-02-24).
Lyon Mountain
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Fire Tower on the Top of Lyon in the Clouds (2014-06-06). Photo by Wayne Snyder.
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