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Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30, in Fulton County

Mayfield, just inside the southern boundary of the Adirondack Park, is on the great bend of the Great Sacandaga Lake.

The small village of Mayfield is a gateway to Great Sacandaga Lake, a popular, but unspoiled region where you can enjoy boating, water sports, snowmobiling, skiing, fishing, and all kinds of four-season recreation. You'll find historical markers and museums that mark the great events of the area and antiques and crafts to provide memories of your visit.

Mayfield was originally called Riceville, after the earliest settlers and long-time residents of the town. The Rice Homestead is considered one of the few remaining colonial homes in the United States. The home is now a museum maintained by the Mayfield Historical Society. You can see a potpourri of historical treasures from the Rice family, and the Mayfield area, including artifacts from the glove industry which played a major role in more recent history.

Enjoy many special events held at the Rice Homestead throughout the year, including an antique show and sale, a strawberry festival, a concert and ice cream social, and the annual Christmas Open House.

The 140 mile Great Sacandaga Day Ride Scenic Ride along the lakeshore is a special favorite of motorcycle riders. A portion of the route follows the ADK Trail on Route 30 along the lakeshore between Mayfield and Northville

On the Sacandaga Pathway, designed to accommodate visitors of all abilities, explore open wetlands, transitional forests, and upland timber areas. The boardwalk, which is handicapped accessible, traverses a variety of habitats, and is great for bird watching. Exhibits will help you learn about the history of logging and the geology of the region.

Beginning in the north just a few miles below the Canadian border, down to the Mohawk River Valley in the middle of New York State, the 188-mile Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway gives travelers easy access to the scenic beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. Enjoy year-round recreational activities, countless opportunities to explore history, and the friendly people and relaxed pace of life in small communities along the byway.

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