The 46,283-acre Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. The wilderness contains an abundance of lakes and ponds, especially in the northern portion. The namesake Pharaoh Lake, at 441 acres, is one of the largest lakes in the Adirondacks completely surrounded by Forest Preserve lands.
The Hoffman Notch Wilderness and is located in the Town of Schroon Lake. Check out Severance Hill Trailhead, which extends 1.2 miles one way and ascends 790 feet from the trailhead to the summit of the mountain. The summit provides a scenic view of Schroon Lake and Pharaoh Lake Wilderness.
OK Slip Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the Adirondacks. The spectacular waterfall has become an extremely popular hiking destination. The forests along the trail are mostly deciduous and mixed deciduous-coniferous, with many large trees, including red maple, beech, birches, aspens, white pine, and eastern hemlock. There are lovely mosses, wildflowers, and fungi found along the trail. The area between North River and Indian Lake contains vast wetlands and moose are often observed in this region, so watch for moose tracks!
Spectacle Pond Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Schroon, New York that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Goose Pond Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Schroon, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The Dix Mountain Area contains 49 miles of marked and maintained trails and several miles of un-marked path. The trails provide hikers the opportunity to enjoy numerous mountains over 3,000 feet in elevation — nine of which have a summit elevation greater than 4,000 feet.