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Northville - Placid Trail is a 132.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Northville, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 132.2 mi Elevation gain 13,989 ft Route type Point to Point
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Note: Going North from Wakley Pond towards Lake Durant do not take the county road eastward but instead walk up the east side where the trail is clearly marked with signs. If you are hiking south from Lake Durant do not continue toward the road south of Stephens Pond but rather go westward and follow the NPT markers.

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Mary Smith
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HikingBlowdownMuddyOver grown

Long, boring walk. Lots of blow down.

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Gemma Hanlon
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Hiking

Started a thru-hike but it became a section from Northville to Spruce Lake.

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Michael Shtutman
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Judy Schmidt
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Nice rolling hills. Some mud.

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Gina Feliciano
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Hiking

JuSt a long walk in the woods. Wanted to get some miles in. Muddy and blowdown.

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Bonnie Kausner
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Pleasant walk through the woods. Minimal rocks, some mud spots

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Jason Haberacker
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Shanee Halevi
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HikingMuddy

Did a 6.5 mile out and back from w river road to canary pond. Small streams of running water here and there but the only real running water is at the sacadaga. The suspension bridge is really cool. Lots of muddy obstacles on the way, got our boots stuck in almost 1.5 feet deep mud. Trail needs some maintenance but it's doable! We had canary pond to ourselves so it was worth it :)

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rita murtagh
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Hiking

This is the part of the npt that starts in wells and ends in piseco. The road to the trailhead is washed out with no sign to keep going for the sign in register. I tracked from where we parked the car outside of wells . 1.5 mile road walk to trailhead. Some blow down on the trail but not enough to worry about . Pretty dry trail now.

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Ian Frost
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BackpackingBugsMuddy

140 miles later. 500+ bug bites and some wet shoes. Not a very scenic trail but a great thru hike for beginners. Lean tos every 10 miles or less. Bring bug spray and bug nets for sure. No resupply is Piseco. Long Lake has a small gas station but a good place to stop for a Sprite

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Robin Moreau
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HikingBlowdownBugsMuddyRocky

Started in Piseco, little campsite about 4 miles in and then another 6 to lean to’s at Spruce Lake is as far as we went this trip. The terrain was mixed. Some steep hills, rocky, and very muddy bits...Trails marked well, some trees with markers blown down along the way but trail is blazed pretty good so it is easy to follow. You have to cross a few streams and rock hop as well. Most were shallow enough to wade with waterproof shoes. Loons at spruce lake too

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Mark Napier
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

Amazing hike. We were the only people on the trail. Lots of blowdown and water but loved every minute of it.

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Tony Mack
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Alex Slovack
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BackpackingBlowdownBridge outBugs

I had an amazing time on this trail. Coming from the northern terminus and getting off at after passing long lake so about 40 miles. For moose pond the water of the pond is not great but there is a stream about a half mile or so before you arrive going south. Kelly point, Cold River 3, and Seward lean to are some of the best camping spots in the Adirondacks and in general this section of the trail was a little rough with not alway a clear trail and it was very very buggy in July but it was still a great trail. And when swimming be careful about leeches

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Michael Sheets
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great trail. yes its hard but worth it. lots of good fishing spots

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Pranay Samdani
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Amy Jean
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Don Coon
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Amy Jean
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Amy Jean
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Moe Lemire
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