Boreas River Trail Hike
Trail Description: Churning rapids at times of high water
are the allure of this relatively well drained trail. The Boreas
River used to propel thousands of logs to the boom in Glens Falls
each spring, but is now used by a few skilled (or suicidal) whitewater
enthusiasts. The roar of the river is a constant companion as
you proceed 1.2 miles to Hewitt Eddy, where the river broadens
and the water becomes calmer. Either call this point you destination
and return as you came, or proceed along the Hewitt Eddy Trail
for .8 mile and find yourself on Rt. 28N, roughly .8 mile south
of your car. If you choose to make a loop hike by returning to
your car via the highway, keep in mind that cars zoom along 28N
at a fast pace. Loop trip totals 2.8 miles; in and out to Hewitt
Eddy: 2.4 miles.
Directions: The level trail is found on
the west side of Rt. 28N, south of the Boreas River bridge. The
bridge is 8.7 miles north of Minerva and 5.7 miles south of the
intersection of Rt. 28N and the Tahawus Rd. Parking is located
across the road from the trailhead.
Trail Description: This short trail (less than 1 mile)
has one steep spot but kids will have no probleming scrambling
up. The views from the top are well worth it. Views of Lake Flower
and the Vilage of Saranac Lake..as well as other mountains.
Directions: Located on the back side of
Moody Pond in Saranac Lake. This is a very easy trailhead to find.
Trail Description: Although this is one of the 46 high
peaks in the Adirondacks, it is an exciting climb for all ages.
This is a very easy climb, and takes the climber through forests
of maple, birch and beech. Since it is such a popular mountain,
there are always a good number of climbers on the trail and the
summit. Cascade is not high enough to have a true alpine summit,
but having been cleared by fire, the bare rocks afford incredible
views of the surrounding peaks.
Directions: The trailhead is marked clearly by a DEC
sign, on Rt. 73, in the town of Keene.