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Deer Pond Loop and Fernow Forest

Olympic Byway, County Rt. 3, near Tupper Lake in Franklin County

The Deer Pond Loop is a 7.3 mile intermediate loop located .6 west of the junction of NY3 & NY30.

Head west along Old Wawbeek Road for 2.4 miles - paved section with potholes and frost heaves. Turn right (north) onto trail, a technical single track section with undulating terrain. Trail passes by east shore of Mosquito Pond and climbs up and over hill to Deer Pond. Continue along side of pond, then hit trail junction at 4.3 miles. Left leads to nice lunch spot overlooking pond. To complete loop, turn right at junction heading east. Short climb to height of land, then side hill rescends to swamp. Stringer bridge several hundred feet long crosses wetland and trail then joins truck trail at 5.8 miles. Turn right (south) following truck trail back to starting point another 1.5 miles. Trail appropriate for beginner hikers or experienced bike riders only.

Closest Community:

Tupper Lake

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:County Rt. 3
Months Occurring:may, june, july, august and september
Best Season:summer and fall
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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