Emily and I thru-hiked the Northville-Lake Placid Trail in the late summer of 2019. Although it wasn't all fun and games, overall we had a blast!
The Northville-Lake Placid Trail is a great trail within Adirondack State Park, NY. This 132-mile trail misses all of the popular high peaks, and instead leads through wet lowlands in the middle of the park. The trail features plenty of three sided trail shelters, and so much water! Unfortunately, a lot of the water is either stagnant lakes and ponds or inundated with beaver (or both). Be sure to bring plenty of water treatment with you on this trail! Only a few options exist for resupply, but these options do work well. Overall the trail is quiet flat, but it isn't really easy. The wet conditions will slow every hiker down, and if you go during bug season you'll be in for a really difficult time.
NPT is a linear trail, so we acquired a local shuttle service, Broadwing Adventures, to drive us from our final destination in Lake Placid to our starting point in Northville. Jack was a great driver! From the start, we carried more than enough food to get to our first (and only) resupply in Piseco. Although Piseco was only 40 miles from the start, the other resupply option is Long Lake, which was much farther north and required a few miles of side trail walking or hitchhiking to get into town. We didn't want to stop at both places, so we opted for Piseco as our resupply. From there, we carried a bunch of food for the final 94 miles of hiking to the end of the trail. Of course Long Lake was still an option if we needed it, but that did not happen.
I really, really enjoyed walking around all of the lakes. It reminded me of childhood canoe trips with my father in Algonquin Provincial Park. Now though, Emily and I were on foot. Luckily, most days were dry, although we did get hit by some rain. We also saw just the right amount of other hikers - maybe a few more than we expected - but we never felt completely isolated (in a bad way).
The NPT is a fun trail, although it would be frustrating if you were trying to complete the trail quickly. We enjoyed all nine days that we had to spend on trail! Definitely check out this trail if you're looking for some peace and quiet...mixed in with loons calling across lakes every evening!