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Raquette River, with a number of public access points, along NYS Routes 30 and 3 near Tupper Lake on the Olympic Trail and Adirondack Trail, by Joel Augenstein

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Pete's Mountain NYSDEC Trailhead

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

Trail to the summit of the Moose River Mountain, locally known as Pete's Mountain or Pete's Tower in honor of an observer who manned the former fire tower.

This trail had been abandoned but was recently re-opened. Going south on Route 28 from  Thendara, Herreshoff Road (formerly Tower Road) is the first right turn past the railroad bridge. Park in the NYS DEC parking lot at the end of the road (one-half mile). Climb the small hill west for less than one-half mile to the beginning of the Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness area. At 2.2 miles the trail widens slightly and to your left take the red-marked trail up and around to Moose River Mountain. The fire tower was removed in 1977 and a portion of the foundation is the only evidence that a fire tower and an observer's cabin once stood at the summit.

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Nearby Communities:Old Forge
Closest Byway:Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 28
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
URL:Pete's Mountain NYSDEC Trailhead website



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