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Fernow Forest Wawbeek Plantations Trailhead

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30 and County Rt. 3, near Tupper Lake in Franklin County

This Forest Plantation and Trail dedicated to Bernhard E. Fernow, 1851-1923, a 68-acre tract that has a self-guided nature trail.

A 1.1 mile loop located on NYS Route 30 approximately 7 miles south of Saranc Inn. Learn about forest ecology and history as you walk through this mature, 100-year-old white pine and Norway spruce plantation started by Bernard Fernow, an early pioneer in American forestry. There are 15 interpretive stops described in the trail guide which is available at the trailhead.

Inscription states that this Forest Plantation and Trail dedicated to Bernhard E. Fernow, 1851-1923. I have been unusually lucky to see the results of my work. I have been a plowman who hardly expected to see the crop greening, yet fate has been good to me in letting me catch at least a glimpse of the ripening harvest. Erected by the New York Society of American Foresters.

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Tupper Lake

Nearby Communities:Saranac Lake
Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30 and County Rt. 3
Best Season:spring, summer and fall
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
Latitude:44.2543638658
Longitude:-74.3429076461
How to Find:

44° 15.121′ N, 74° 20.802′ W. Marker is near Tupper Lake, New York, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from New York Route 30. Click for map. The marker is in a 68 acre tract along a self-guided nature trail in Fernow Forest in the Adirondacks.

URL:Fernow Forest Wawbeek Plantations Trailhead website

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