This new trail features a historic cemetery and a large summit expanse, with views from angles not easily reached by any other trail.
How to get there
From Port Henry travel south on Route 22 to Edgemont Road, then turn left on Harry Allen Road, left again on County Route 7 and left again on the Lang Road. This brings you to the dirt road that will lead to the trailhead. Park near the historic cemetery and take a look at memorials for locals who passed well over a century ago. From the parking area it is less than a half mile hike to the summit.
Coot Hill has gained fame with birders in recent years as a good place to watch hawks during migration – including bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, osprey, broad-winged hawks, and anything else which passes along the lake. The site is reached along Lang Road a few miles south of Port Henry, and the forest along the road also has breeding songbirds during the warm months.
Find out more
Read our blog about this new hike, New Champlain Area Trail with a view.