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Also near both the Adirondack Trail and Central Adirondack Trail is Blue Mountain Lake, one many lakes along the Scenic Byways

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Ampersand Mountain NYSDEC Trailhead

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 3 and State Rt. 86, near Saranac Lake in Franklin County

Ascend over 1700 feet to experience some of the most breathtaking views in the Adirondacks on Ampersand Mountain.

The Saranacs and countless ponds lie to the north and northeast of Ampersand Mountain. Little Ampersand Lake lies close by and to south and southeast stretch all the highest ranges, the Great Range, the MacIntyres, Santanoni, the Sewards and all of the lesser mountains in the area. The summit is bare affording a phenomenal 360 degree view of the High Peaks Region.

Closest Community:

Saranac Lake

Nearby Communities:Tupper Lake
Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3 and State Rt. 86
Best Time:

summer time, followed by a swim in Middle Saranac, not far from the trailhead

Scenic View:

panoramic view, Middle and Upper Saranac Lakes to the north and the High Peaks to the south

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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