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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
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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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Ross Pond NYSDEC Trailhead

Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 28, near Indian Lake in Hamilton County

A marked trail leads to Ross, Whortleberry, and Big Bad Luck Ponds.

The trailhead to this area is located on Route 28. A marked trail leads to Ross, Whortleberry, and Big Bad Luck Ponds. The largest wetland complex within the Hudson River Gorge area covers several hundred acres, surrounding Whortleberry, Cranberry, Big Bad Luck, and Rock Ponds, extending southeast to Bell Mountain Pond, then northeastward along Bell Mountain Brook. Many of the small ponds and wetlands situated within stream valleys have been created by beaver.

Closest Community:

Indian Lake

Closest Byway:Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 28
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
URL:Ross Pond NYSDEC Trailhead website


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