Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails near Long Lake with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

paddle sports
1 month ago

Gorgeous paddle!

hiking
1 month ago

We didn’t end up going up the mountain but we hiked the overgrown road with our toddler and it was beautiful

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

Nice walk in the woods and well marked until....it wasn’t! All of a sudden there were no official markers and it was overgrown in spots. We followed pink ribbons and overshot the peak which is in the middle of the woods. There are some decent views from the rocks along the trail, but hard to get a clear view. The view will probably be nicer in the autumn when the leaves fall.

Just a small section of this today. It was nice to have just a taste of this beautiful trail, to think about it in the future. Lots of birds to hear not necessarily see. Stopped in at Catlin Bay lean to. for a snack..Meditate and headed back.. It was a great day. Thank you to all the people that do the trail maintenance, someday I will help as well.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
3 months ago

Great trail. Only some passable muddy spots. Woods all around but reward at the pond! Dog loved the swim...

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
5 months ago

getting to the mountain in the winter was a bit tricky because the road is marked as private but if you keep driving you eventually get to a parking spot that is labeled public. the trail to the base of the mountain is not labeled well at all and not traveled on much in the winter but once you get to the base the mountain is marked very well even though the trail is overgrown also very steep. all being said would still do it again, great views at the top

hiking
over grown
snow
8 months ago

Backpacked with fam and dog, LL to LP. Trail has some downed trees but really is a fine trail. 4 days, saw 1 person. For those complaining about trail maintenance, I'd suggest joining the trail club and get out there and maintain it. It isnt funded to be a road. it depends on you!

Beautiful but complicated trail. Lots of downed trees, bridges, mud, rocks.

hiking
Sat Jul 07 2018

This is like our 10th time hiking to this mountain. It never gets old. It is so secluded out here. So underused, what a shame. has some of the best views of the McRorie Lake, Mud Pond, Cedarlands, and the Long Lake area.

Great trail, can't believe it isn't more popular in the hiking/backpacking community. Was out on the trail for 4 days last August from Long Lake up to Lake Placid. Great to have the lean-to's available, especially during some chilly nights!

backpacking
Wed Aug 03 2016

Great. Did the trail in its entirety from northville to lake placid in 14 days. West Canada section is so beautiful.

The Northville-Placid Trail is a must do hike for any Adirondack backpacker. It traverses a variety of terrain and isn't over crowded. I section hiked the trial in the winter over the course of four trips and hardly saw a soul.

accidentally took a very wrong turn, but my kids and I ended up at this beautiful trail! ran into a few other hikers and it was nice to get "a sneak preview" of what was ahead

camping
Tue Apr 28 2015

One of the best gems in the Adirondacks as you don't need to be an expert and can experience the tranquility of wilderness aka primitive camping. Above and beyond any car-camping experience - so you will need to bring some essencials with you in order to be comfortable. However pack light because you have to carry everything, including your kayak or canoe, about 1/3 of a mile to the shoreline. Once there, you'll feel like you stepped back in time...there are no cars, no buildings, no sounds except your paddle in the water and the loons at night. The most tranquil location I have ever camped! Began camping there in the early 90's an thought it was busy then! Now there are outhouses in the parking lot, and some campsites even have designated bathroom spots with a wooden seat! Probably because of the inconsiderate people who just do their business and leave it on the ground. There are 4 island campsites - which are incredibly beautiful, large, spacious, and difficult to obtain unless you get very lucky and see someone leaving. In fact, the last few years I've had trouble finding any sites at all! So get there early and be patient...I've never waited more than an hour or two maybe before a site opens up. Worst case you can make your own campsite, which there are rules for but IDK what they are. Be sure to bring or prepare at the bare minimum: 1. Water filter (or bottled water, but trust me it gets heavy after 1/3 of a mile!!!) 2. Bug spray - it gets pretty bad depending on the time of year and rainfall 3. Bear bag - hang all food and clothing worn while cooking food 4. Saw - there is always plenty of downed branches or trees around, but I've had to trim a few times 5. Obvious gear: tent, sleeping bag & pad, mess kit, stove (tri-pods work perfect here!), biodegradable soaps, extra fuel for stove, lanterns, flashlights (headlamp), head-net wouldn't hurt, and everything else you need to survive and be comfortable!! I hope this helps

I love this trail. I have spent many, many nights here. Love these mountains and the varied terrain. I love the silence of the woods all year round. Lots of shelters. Most of them are pretty well maintained. Places to stop off for supplies. Great for section hiking or to get away for a couple of weeks.

hiking
Mon Sep 17 2012

Just finished section hiking this trail, and I absolutely loved it! You get to experience so many different terrains, with minimal human interaction. It is just you and nature. In addition, everyone that I have met on the trail has been great! Just please be prepared before going into the woods, to assure your safety, at all times.

I hiked this trail in the winter over the course of three trips. It is a great trail and the only long-distance trail in the Adirondacks. This was the first trail that the Adirondack Mountain Club built. This is a great trail in the summer but a bit more difficult in the winter. The limited winter use often means breaking trail through very deep snow. The advantage is that you will have a true wilderness experience.

hiking
Fri Oct 21 2011

Have completed all but the last 11 miles from Wakely to Lake Durant hoping to do this weekend A definate must do for any hiker who wants a genuine wilderness trip while still within a few mail/drops to make the trip enjoyable. Last 11 miles done!! yeah....:)

Enjoyed the stretch from Piseco Lake to Spruce Lake. 2 nites on the Spruce lake, splendid. Even got to hear the loon sing at night.

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