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Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest

Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 28, near North Creek in Warren County

The Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest is located in the central Adirondack Park, comprised of 92,000 acres.

The Vanderwhacker tract lies both east and west of Route 28N in western Essex County. The three primary attractions of the area are the lakes and ponds, the Boreas River and Vanderwhacker Mountain. The latter, by virtue of its isolated location, provides perhaps the best view of the High Peaks from the south in the Park. It is also possible to trace the course of the Hudson River from this peak and gain an appreciation of that river's majesty. The trail up Vanderwhacker Mountain is noted for its steepness.

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North Creek

Closest Byway:Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 28
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
URL:Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest website


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