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

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Mountain biking opportunities exist along each of the Scenic Byways, from scenic back roads to trails through the woods

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McKenzie Mountain Wilderness Trailhead

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 3, near Saranac Lake in Franklin County

The 36,200 acre McKenzie Mountain Wilderness with access to McKenzie Mountain, Moose Mountain, little Haystack, and the western slopes of Whiteface Mountain.

This area in western Essex County is known for 14.2 miles, or 22.8 km, of hiking trails to McKenzie, Moose and Haystack Mountains. There is hunting, camping, and fishing the brook trout streams and eight bodies of water, also with camping areas. Hikers park at the large gravel lot on Route 86 between Ray Brook and Lake Placid, just east of the Golf Course.

Closest Community:

Saranac Lake

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3
Months Occurring:january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december
Best Season:spring, summer, fall and winter
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
Bus Parking:yes


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