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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, in Hamilton County

The hamlet of Wells is at the confluence of the East Branch of the Sacandaga River, a tributary of the Hudson River, and the West Branch, considered by some paddlers to be paradise.

Wells is located near the Silver Lake Wilderness, the fourth largest, and southernmost wilderness area in the Adirondack Park. Compared to other more well-known wilderness areas in the Adirondack Park, Silver Lake Wilderness provides travelers with significant opportunities for true wilderness experiences.

While in this area you can enjoy hiking, cross country skiing , wildlife viewing, canoeing, fishing, and big and small game hunting.

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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