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Autumn is a great time for a drive along the Adirondack Scenic Byways of northern New York

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Aldrich Pond Wild Forest Hiking Trails Access

Olympic Byway, County Rt. 3, near Star Lake in St. Lawrence County

Cranberry Lake, the northern gateway to the Five Ponds Wilderness, covers 11 square miles, has 55 miles of shoreline, more than 40 miles of which are state-owned.

The 5PWA covers 107,230 acres between Cranberry Lake and Stillwater Reservoir and contains some of the best remote wilderness in the Adirondack Park. Trails are mostly in the northern part, leaving much of the area trailless. However, one of many excellent trail access points is as follows: The red, 15 mile High Falls Loop trail begins at the parking lot on the South Shore road in the Hamlet of Wanakena at the start of the Dead Creek Flow Trail. The first two miles follow the bed of a logging railroad. In the mid 1930's, it was upgraded to a truck trail for state administrative use. It is now used only as a foot trail, in conformance with wilderness management guidelines.

Closest Community:

Star Lake

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Closest Route #:County Rt. 3


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