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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
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The view of Griffin Gorge and waterfall is well worth the trip, a few miles north of the Rt 8 and 30 intersection between Speculator and Wells on the Adirondack Trail

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Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30 and State Rt. 8, in Hamilton County

Two Scenic Byways meet in Speculator, where the economy is based on recreation and enjoying the many lakes and rivers in the area.

Speculator offers easy access to some of the Adirondack North Country's most wonderful four season recreation resources. They include many picturesque hikes for people of all abilities, beautiful spots for quiet paddling, and great winter sports including snowmobiling.

If you enjoy nature or are a birder, you'll love the area because of the numerous species in the region's diverse habitat that includes forest woodlands, marshlands, meadows, and ponds. On a stroll into the Perkins Clearing area see the Mourning Warbler, Wood Warblers, and the Blackpoll Warbler, along with many other mixed woodland habitat species. The Northville/Lake Placid Trail will take you into a beautiful wetland area where you may see nesting waterfowl, including Great Blue Heron, Common Loons, and several duck species.

A system of mountain biking trails has also been developed near Speculator.

The area between Speculator and Indian Lake has been called “Moose Alley.” It’s one of the first areas where moose have become established in New York State

Scenic Byway Attractions in this Community

Available Services

Auto Service

  • Air pump
  • Gas Available 24 hrs.
  • Gas Station
  • Mechanic on duty
  • Towing


  • Cafe, etc. w/Internet service
  • Cell Phone service
  • Library w/Internet service
  • Lodging w/Internet service
  • Pay telephone


  • Adirondack Cuisine
  • Barbeque (BBQ) Restaurant/Stand
  • Deli/Sandwich Shop
  • Diner
  • Donut Shop
  • Fast Food
  • Gourmet Coffee Spot
  • Hot Dog Stand
  • Ice Cream Shop
  • Pizza
  • Restaurant


  • Convenience Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Health Food Store

Local Foods

  • Bakery
  • Farmers Market
  • Maple Syrup


  • B&B
  • Campground
  • Cottages/Cabins
  • Hotel
  • Motel
  • RV Camping
  • Resort

Medical Services

  • Clinic
  • Drug Store
  • Hospital

Other Visitor Services

  • ATM
  • Bank
  • Historical Society
  • Library
  • Package Pickup (UPS, FedEx, etc.)
  • Post Office
  • Public Restrooms

Recreation Sales/Rental/Service

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing/Hunting
  • Flying
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Motorboating
  • Rafting
  • Skiing/Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling


  • Antiques
  • Art Galleries
  • Books
  • Boutiques
  • Clothing
  • Gifts
  • Local Crafts
  • Sporting Goods


  • Air Strip (non-commercial)
  • Bus Stop for Commercial Service
  • Bus Stop for Local Service
  • Taxi

Visitor Info

  • Staffed Visitor Information Center or Office

Lodging, Dining & OTHER Information

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