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Spectacular views can be had right from the Scenic Byways or nearby, such as on Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway

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Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 86, near Wilmington in Essex County

The scenic Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway ascends up the fifth largest mountain in New York State, Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington NY.

An eight-mile climb from the crossroads in Wilmington, the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway ascends to the summit of the fifth highest mountain in the Adirondacks. The last five miles are the most spectacular as the road winds upward through a changing forest and an alpine summit environment. At the summit parking area, take a short hike to the very top or hop on the in-mountain elevator for a truly amazing 360-degree view of the surrounding wilderness.

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Nearby Communities:Lake Placid
Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:remote
Closest Route #:State Rt. 86
Months Occurring:june, july, august, september and october
Best Season:summer and fall
Best Time:

Fall colors are always nice but hard to beat a clear summer day

Scenic View:

Spectacular views of Lake Placid and the High Peaks

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:yes
URL:Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway website



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