Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area
The 46,283-acre Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is an outstanding part of the Adirondacks! The wilderness contains an abundance of lakes and ponds, the largest being Pharaoh Lake, at 441 acres. There are nearly 70- miles of trails within the Wilderness and no shortage of campsites. Come for a day hike or spend a weekend!
High Peaks Wilderness Area
The largest wilderness area in the Adirondacks has it all, from rugged terrain to forest cover to wildlife.
Hunting in the High Peaks Wilderness Complex
At 300 square miles, the High Peaks Wilderness covers portions of six towns and three counties – North Elba, Keene, North Hudson and Newcomb in Essex County, along with Harrietstown in Franklin County and Long Lake in Hamilton County. It might be best known for Mt. Marcy, New York state’s highest peak, but hunting opportunities abound here, whether they be small or big game.
Wickham Marsh Wildlife Area
This is a great place for hiking, birding, cross- country skiing, and snowshoeing! There is also a wheelchair accessible trail.
How to get there
There are three locations where you can access the trail system.
Route 373 Trailhead: From the intersection of Route 373 and Route 9 north of Keeseville, follow Route 373 for 1.4 miles to the trailhead on the left.