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Hiking

Hiking

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Ampersand Mountain

Ampersand Mountain's open summit provides breathtaking 360-degree views, but you'll have to work for it. The first half of the trail is fairly easy, but once it starts going up it's relentlessly steep until the top. Give yourself plenty of time to... Read More
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Azure Mountain

One of the best fire tower peaks, Azure Mountain has a sweeping view of the Adirondack Mountains and the St. Lawrence Valley, even without climbing the tower. The Friends of Azure Mountain sometimes have a volunteer interpreter in the tower to answer...

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Baker Mountain

Accessible, short, and fairly easy as mountains go, Mount Baker is one of the most popular hikes in the region. Baker is also a Saranac Lake 6er; it's recommended those vying for 6er status tackle it first. Stats Distance: 0.9 mile to the summit... Read More
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BILL KING PARK TRAILS

This charming park along the Salmon River has a parking area marked with many stones from the old mills. These round stones would grind local grain into flour.

Wooded trails lead through the trees to the river for a gentle, fun walk, especially for those with small children and happy dogs. Views of the river are especially pretty.

To get there, take Duane Road south, past the Malone Rec. Park. The parking area for Bill King Park is 3.1 miles past the Malone Golf Course.
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BOMBAY & BRASHER STATE FORESTS

Bombay & Brasher State Forests The Bombay & Brasher State Forests offer a reforestation area of 22,242 acres. Trails are marked... Read More
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BURKE FALLS

Park on the street and go to the back of the St. George Catholic Church parking lot, where there is a pedestrian gate and several hiking...  Read More
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DEBAR MOUNTAIN

Debar Mountain offers beautiful views and a skill-testing cross-country ski, then snowshoe, trail. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing.

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DUANE NATURE TRAIL

Hiking Flat broad paths end at a viewing station at the edge of a floating bog mat, where there is interpretive information about the bog. Read More
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ELEPHANT HEAD

There are excellent views of Lake Titus and Titus Mountain. A secondary view, slightly obstructed, gives you views of the Humbug Mountains... Read More
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Floodwood Mountain

Floodwood Mountain is an excellent hike for the entire family. The terrain is moderate with only a short amount of steep sections. From the gate you will be hiking along a forest road, where a bit of flooding often occurs due to beaver activity. The...

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Haystack Mountain

Haystack is an outstanding adventure for the entire family and a great introduction to the area for those new to hiking. This Haystack should not be confused with the third highest High Peak, Mount Haystack, which is 4,960 feet high and located near... Read More
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Jenkins Mountain

From the VIC parking area, cross the paved road and locate the gated woods road which will be to your right and a bit further down from the gazeebo. Once on the woods road you will have a flat hike for quite some time with just small gently sloping...

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LEDGES TRAIL

(1 mile RT, moderate) Take NY 30 to Route 41 (Fayetteville Road) heading east. Turn right at Studley Hill Road. Go south for approximately 2.5 miles. Take a right at Lee Road 1/4 mile after a tight bend. The trail head is approximately 1/2 mile up Lee Road on the right. Park by the 3 posts on the right-hand side. Modest grades and switchbacks up a steep hillside lead to views and a final spectacular overlook. Read More
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Loon Lake Mountain

There is a nice trail that is maintained by the DEC. The trail starts out following an old forest road before it becomes a foot trail beneath you. The grade is never too steep. The fire tower is not open to the cab at this time, but it is being...

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LYON MOUNTAIN

Hiking This hike offers an incredible view from the restored 1917 fire tower. This mountain is the place to go for views that reach as far.

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MACOMB TRAIL

The Macomb Trail, a short but pretty hike, is located just a short distance from downtown Malone. Hiking This round trip is 0.75 miles,...

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MALONE WALKING TOUR

There are amazing architectural features in Malone's downtown buildings. The Franklin County Historical and Museum Society has compiled a... 

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McKenzie Mountain

McKenzie Mountain is a 3,822-foot mountain with two distinct peaks that are visible from many places around Saranac Lake. The path begins with a long, pleasant hike through the forest before the serious climbing begins, but when it does it is relentless.

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Panther Mountain

The trail starts climbing right away with tall pines towering over you. The trail then swings west to reduce the grade a bit and then back to the east to gain a small ridge that brings you to the partially open summit. From the summit area the Seward...

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PINNACLE | WINTER

Winter Overview and Trail Conditions: From the gate, start your snowshoe along a forest/logging road to this backcountry gem. The trail..

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Raquette Falls

Raquette Falls is much more popular as a ski trail, but it does get a bit of use during non-snow months. From the trailhead you will enter the woods on a wide trail which continues all the way through to the DEC outpost. The trail flows over...

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REC PARK LOOP

Located close to downtown, the Malone Rec Park offers convenient, scenic walking perfect for the whole family. This paved loop starts at the Duane Street pavilion, near the parking lot. Follow the 1.1 mile path over the bridge and enjoy a gentle walk on paved and unpaved ground. This is a great spot for birding.

There is an extensive playground near Rotary Lake, perfect for little ones with a lot of energy.

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RIVER VIEW LOOP

This pleasant walk proves you can enjoy a hike even in the middle of town! Walk this square, which is a 1.4 mile loop. Interesting... 

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Saranac River to Moose Pond Trail

From the parking area on state Route 3 between Saranac Lake and Bloomingdale, this easy hiking trail goes 1.1 miles to the south end of Moose Pond. From the parking area, the trail crosses the Saranac River on a metal bridge before the trail register.... Read More
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Scarface Mountain

Ampersand Mountain's open summit provides breathtaking 360-degree views, but you'll have to work for it. The first half of the trail is fairly easy, but once it starts going up it's relentlessly steep until the top. Give yourself plenty of time to complete this hike, especially if you aren't an avid hiker. Read More
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Seymour Mountain

Seymour Mountain is the stand alone peak of the Seward Range and located on the opposite side of Ouluska Pass and separated from Seward, Donaldson and Emmons by a very deep valley. For 90% of the hikers it is climbed on a separate day than the other...

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SHEEP MEADOW TRAIL

Hiking The Sheep Meadow Trail is used more often as a cross-country ski trail, but it is a very attractive walk in the area and not..

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Snowshoeing at Dewey Mountain

The lowdown All lower ski trails are groomed Most lower trails are lit for night use Snowshoes must be worn at all times Dogs are permitted on snowshoe trails A warming lodge with cocoa, coffee, and restrooms is open during winter Bring a lunch and a...

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SPLIT ROCK FALLS - CONSERVATION ROAD

Hiking This is an amazing tumble of river rocks with a hiking path alongside the most scenic parts. Take care, as the rocks here can be...  Read More
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St Regis Mountain

St. Regis Mountain is a fairly long hike, but the gradually increasing difficulty puts its spectacular fire tower views within reach of most hikers. There are also fantastic views from the peak's open ledges, making this hike a fall favorite! If that...

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Western High Peaks

Welcome to the hip side of the High Peaks The High Peaks are popular for a lot of reasons -- they're rugged, they're challenging, and above everything else, they're beautiful -- but with the rising popularity of hiking, many of our taller mountains...

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