Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails

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Balm of Gilead Mountain IMG_0801

Johnsburg, NY
Siamese Ponds Wilderness

1.8 mile roundtrip easy hike to beautiful views of Thirteenth Lake and surrounding mountains.

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Bartonville Mountain
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Horicon, NY

1.5 mile roundtrip on a well-designed trail with a moderate ascent, classic Adirondack feel, and gorgeous view of Brant Lake

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Bear Slides
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Warrensburg, NY

0.8 mile roundtrip walk to a fun, natural water slide and picnic area on Buttermilk Brook.

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Ben Wood Mountain

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Warrensburg, NY
Pack Demonstration Forest

2 mile roundtrip, easy hike on a logging road with a short ascent and nice views of Warrensburg and Thurman.

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Cod Pondcodpond2

Thurman and Johnsburg, NY
Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

2.2 mile easy hike to a scenic pond and primitive campsite

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Chester Creekchester creek

Chester, NY

0.9 mile flat, family friendly loop along Chester Creek, with interpretive signs and benches to sit and take in the view.  Part of the Chester Challenge.

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Crab Pond

Horicon, NY
Pharaoh Lakes Wilderness

5.6 mile roundtrip relatively flat, easy trail to a lovely pond with a primitive campsite

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Dean Farm Heritage Trails

Stony Creek, NY

3.6 miles in a network of 13 easy to moderate trails. Some trails are handicapped accessible.

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Elizabeth Point IMG_3984

Johnsburg, NY
Siamese Ponds Wilderness

1.8 mile round trip easy hike to a great swimming and picnicking spot on Thirteenth Lake.

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Hackensack Mountain Trails Hackensack7 - Copy

Warrensburg, NY

4.4 miles of trails, including a loop up to the peak of Hackensack Mountain, which offers panoramic views of the hamlet of Warrensburg and the confluence of the Hudson and Schroon Rivers.

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Hadley Mountainlooking south

Hadley, NY
Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

3.2 mile roundtrip, moderate uphill climb to a historic fire tower and expansive views in three directions.

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Hooper Mine Trail

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Johnsburg, NY
Siamese Ponds Wilderness

0.7 mile roundtrip trail to an abandoned garnet mine.  This is a fun, easy trek for kids and anyone interested in the area’s mining history.

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Hour Pond Trail (via 13th Lake) Hour Pond 5

Johnsburg, NY
Siamese Ponds Wilderness

6.8 mile roundtrip relatively flat hike along beautiful Thirteenth Lake to a pristine, sandy bottomed pond.

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Nature Trails

Warrensburg, NY
Lake George Wild Forest

1.6 miles of looped trails through the woods and along the Hudson River Ice Meadows.

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John Pond – Clear Pond Loop

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Johnsburg and Indian Lake, NY

4.7 mile relatively flat lovely loop hike to
two ponds, one of which has a lean-to.

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Kibby Pond

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2.6 mile round trip trail with a moderate ascent to a pretty fishing pond with two campsites

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Kipp Mountainkipp

Chester, NY

1.9 mile trail with a moderate ascent and nice view of Loon Lake

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Lily Pond and Round Pond

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Horicon, NY
Lake George Wild Forest

5.2 mile relatively flat roundtrip, with link to additional trails, to two ponds with primitive campsites and good fishing and wildlife viewing

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Meade Mt and Beckman Mtmeade4

Chester, NY

2.2 mile moderately steep trail to two peaks with
gorgeous views in three directions.

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Oregon Trail to Stewart Creek

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Johnsburg and Thurman, NY
Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

1.8 mile roundtrip easy, flat (sometimes muddy)
trail along a beautiful creek to a waterfall and
site of an old dam.  Great location for bird watching.

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Pack Forest Nature Trail packforest6

Warrensburg, NY

1.1 mile easy trail through an old growth forest
featuring one of New York’s historic trees.

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Palmer Pondpalmer pond

Chester, NY
Lake George Wild Forest

2 mile easy roundtrip trail to a great fishing
pond, with several additional miles of spur trails,
and four primitive campsites.

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Peaked Mountain IMG_3615

Johnsburg, NY
Siamese Ponds Wilderness

6 mile moderate roundtrip classic Adirondack hike along a lake, brook, pond,to the peak of a
mountain with views in multiple directions.

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Round Pond roundpond3

Thurman, NY
Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

4.6 mile roundtrip on a seldom used trail to a secluded pond with great opportunities for wildlife viewing and fishing.

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Second Pondsecondpond6

Johnsburg, NY
Siamese Ponds Wilderness

5.4 mile round trip lightly-used trail to a pristine pond

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Stewart Mountainstewart3

Chester, NY

0.8 mile easy trail with a view of Loon Lake

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Wilcox Lakewilcox

Stony Creek, NY
Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

5 mile roundtrip relatively flat hike to a lovely lake with two lean-tos and good fishing.

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