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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
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Town of Piercefield

Olympic Byway, in St. Lawrence County

The hamlets of Piercefield and Childwold are in the Town of Piercefield, near Tupper Lake and the Raquette River.

The Town of Piercefield was settled at the turn of the century as a paper mill town. Its small hamlets were developed in the midst of the wilderness and houses were built to accommodate the lumberjacks, mill workers, and their families. While large hotels and schools once existed for the residents, today the hamlets are mostly residential and intertwined with hundreds of acres of State Forest Preserve Land. The artisan hamlet of Childwold includes a leather artisan, painters, and others. Massawepie Lake, Mount Arab, and the Raquette River are just some of the rich recreational resources that exist within the town. The Piercefield Museum is opened on Sundays and showcases hundreds of old photos and documents from the logging era. A town park offers a picnic area and beach on the banks of the Piercefield Flow of the Raquette River.


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