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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
“Spectacular scenery unlike any
other in the Northeast.”

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Wilder Homestead near Malone

The NYS Zoo at Thompson Park near Watertown

The Black River makes an enjoyable paddle along the Scenic Byways, especially with a few friends along (by Teri L. Ellis)

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Jefferson County

Olympic Byway

Carthage, Watertown,and Sackets Harbor are in historic Jefferson County, bordering on Lake Ontario and including Fort Drum Military Reservation and the Black River.

The 170-mileOlympic Scenic Byway starts near Lake Champlain at the village ofKeeseville in the east, and near Lake Ontario at Sackets Harbor in thewest. Between those two great water bodies, the route travels into theAdirondack Mountains and through the heart of the Adirondack Park.

As you travel along the byway, you'll see ever-changing vistas ofrolling farmland, hills and mountains, and pristine waterways. Whetheryou're an armchair sports fan, or have dreams of Olympic-stylechallenges, you'll find opportunities in every season.

In Lake Placid, Saranac Lake Tupper Lake, and Watertown, you'll find avariety of restaurants and accommodations that include national chains,rustic lodges, and luxury resorts. In the hamlets and villages alongthe byway between these larger communities, learn about thedetermination of early settlers to succeed in this often-challengingenvironment. Get to know Adirondack artisans who proudly offer qualitygoods inspired by the historic traditions and great natural beauty ofthis region.

Take time to enjoy local events and meet the women and men who live,work, and take great pride in calling the distinctive Olympic ScenicByway communities home.


Black RiverFelts MillsHerringsWatertown
CarthageGreat BendNatural Bridge
DeferietHenderson HarborSackets Harbor


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