Ensign Pond Road
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah
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This lovely route is also a symbol of friendship: look for the stone with an image of the two shaking hands etched in it. The North Hudson Pine Ridge Cemetery is the resting place of a number of War of 1812 soldiers.

Cycling

Access through the Hammond Pond Wilderness, with trails to Trout Pond, Round Pond Trail, East Mill Flow, Challis Pond Trail, Moose Mountain Pond, and Bass Lake.

DISTANCE: 9 miles, one way. Recommended to be taken east to west, to take advantage of the downhill grade as the road joins Route 9. Services in Moriah Center and North Hudson.

DIRECTIONS: From Moriah, take County Route 4, west, and follow it all the way to North Hudson, near the intersection with Interstate 87, the Northway.

Scenic Drives

For a scenic route back, drive north on nine and pick up Route 74 to the east. Drives by scenic Paradox Lake and plenty of mountain range views.

Or, drive the whole biking loop known as Wet & Wild.

  • Plenty of scenic interest and places to stop.
  • The abundant water sources make this a cool, scenic, ride.
  • A great ride, especially from east to west.
  • The stone with an image of the two shaking hands.
  • These wetlands in the Hammond Pond Wild Forest are an important part of the Adirondacks ecosystem.
  • These mountains in the Hammond Pond Wild Forest signal North Hudson is getting close.
  • Mill Brook runs alongside the road during the first half of the route.
Mill Brook runs alongside the road during the first half of the route. These mountains in the Hammond Pond Wild Forest signal North Hudson is getting close. These wetlands in the Hammond Pond Wild Forest are an important part of the Adirondacks ecosystem. The stone with an image of the two shaking hands. A great ride, especially from east to west. The abundant water sources make this a cool, scenic, ride. Plenty of scenic interest and places to stop.