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A Paddlers' Paradise is one description of the northern New York area accessed via the Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways

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Western Access to the High Peaks Wilderness Area

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

This is the largest Adirondack wilderness area, located in three counties, six towns, with a variety of topography, that is predominantly high mountain country.

In broad terms, this wilderness is bounded on the west by Long Lake and the Raquette River. However this particular location is noted for its being near a major thoroughfare, Route 3 between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, and at the locally renowned Coreys Road with access to some very wild country that also includes the northern section of the Northville-Placid Trail. Coreys Road starts roughly 5.25 miles of road that begins as a paved surface, quickly becoming hard-packed dirt along Stony Creek Ponds. One route crosses a metal bridge over the outlet of Stony Creek Ponds and passes a trailhead parking area on the right. The rest of the ride parallels Ampersand Brook and travels through mixed hardwood forest and low bog area. The trail then comes to a second trailhead parking area, ending at a gate where private lands begin.

Closest Community:

Tupper Lake

Nearby Communities:Saranac Lake
Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:remote
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


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