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Wilder Homestead near Malone

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Mountain biking opportunities exist along each of the Scenic Byways, from scenic back roads to trails through the woods

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Minnehaha

Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 28, in Herkimer County

Historic Minnehaha near Old Forge.

Minnehaha is one of the gateway communities into the heart of the central Adirondack Mountains, a dream destination if you're a hiker, winter sports enthusiast ,or nature lover, and to the Fulton Chain of Lakes region, a boaters paradise.

The many friendly communities like this one along the Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway provide opportunities for enjoyable walks, places to eat and shop, and to learn more about the region. The 153-mile Central Adirondack Trail forms the shape of a crescent, originating in the fertile lowland areas surrounding the cities of Glens Falls and Rome, and winding through the south-central portion of the Adirondack Park. The Hudson River on the eastern end and the Erie Canal on the west are the gateways to many scenic lakes and mountain streams that are the distinguishing geographic features along much of this scenic byway.


The 153- mile Central Adirondack Trail begins in the east in Glens Falls and ends at the western gateway in Rome on the historic Erie Canal. This crescent shaped route brings you through the foothills and mountains of the south-central Adirondack Park. From the east you pass near scenic Lake George, alongside wild, whitewater sections of the Hudson River, and the shores of Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Raquette Lake, and the Fulton Chain. The entire route features other numerous lakes and mountain streams that are a paddler’s and boater’s paradise. Plan to spend time at the many attractions on the byway including The Hyde Museum in Glens Falls, the world famous Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, and the Arts Center in Old Forge. Meet local artisans and crafts makers all along the byway, and plan to visit historic Fort Stanwix and The Erie Canal Village in Rome.

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