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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
“Spectacular scenery unlike any
other in the Northeast.”

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All along the Scenic Byways are farmers markets, roadside vegetable stands, pick-your-own, and other opportunities to sample local foods

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Town of Mayfield

Adirondack Trail, in Fulton County

The Town of Mayfield is along the shore of Great Sacandaga Lake.

In New York State, the designation "Town" is applied to what are called townships in other states. Scenic Byway Towns may include communities, private lands, and state-owned wilderness areas.

The early history of the Town of Mayfield was one of small family farming, logging, and small glove shops. Due to the many streams in the area there were at one time a large number of tanneries, sawmills and gristmills operating. The Sacandaga Reservoir, formed to reduce the damaging flooding in the area and now called the Great Sacandaga Lake, lies partly within the Town of Mayfield and access to this lake provides for many and varied recreational water sports as well as scenic lake views.

Beginning in the north in Malone, just a few miles below the Canadian border, down to the Mohawk River Valley in the middle of New York State, the 188-mile Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway gives travelers easy access to the scenic beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. Enjoy year-round recreational activities, countless opportunities to explore history, and enjoy the friendly people and relaxed pace of life in small communities along the byway.




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