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Stoney Creek Ponds Bike Ride

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

The Stoney Creek Ponds Bike ride is a 5.25 mile beginner bike ride located on Coreys Road off route 3 between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake.

This is an easy ride over gently rolling terrain. The paved surface quickly gives way to hard packed dirt as you travel through pines beside Stony Creek Ponds. An access road to Axton Landing on the Raquette River is passed on the right. The outlet of Stony Creek Ponds is crossed on a metal bridge. A trailhead parking area is passed on the right. The remainder of the ride roughly parallels Ampersand Brook and passes through mixed hardwood forests and a low bog area. A second trailhead parking area is reached and then a gate where private lands begin. The area is surrounded by designated wilderness where Mt. biking is not allowed. Upon returning to your car, you may want to ride to Upper Saranac Lake. A dirt access road is located just to the east on NY3. Turn left onto this road. It is only a short distance to the lake. A hiking trail runs along the east shore to several picturesque spots.

Closest Community:

Tupper Lake

Nearby Communities:Saranac Lake
Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3
Best Season:summer and fall
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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