Pond/Lake

Wilson Pond Trail

A hidden backcountry gem, Wilson Pond Trail takes you through open forest, past Grass Pond, and up gentle hills to the shores of the pond. Large rocks and scenic hills make the pond a stunning destination.

Hiking

Wilson Pond is one of those hidden ponds that so many would consider a back-country gem. With a well-placed lean-to on its shore, it makes for an excellent destination for a weekend of hiking and fishing.

Eighth Lake State Campground

Enjoy extensive hiking and biking trails, or take to the water with DEC canoe rentals. In winter, this is a snowmobile area.

Getting there

The parking area is on NY 28, exactly 2.3 miles north from the Eighth Lake Campground and 2.3 miles south from the four corners in Raquette Lake. It has a small 'Canoe Carry' sign that cannot be seen from the road. The GPS coordinates are N43 47.796 W74 41.706. The trail is marked with canoe carry and snowmobile markers.

Turn left for a wide, comfortable, 0.4 mile trail to Dunning Lean To. Be sure to sign the trail register

John Dillon Park

A fully accessible wilderness area located near Long Lake, it has picnic areas for day trips, space for overnights, and room to enjoy the wilderness.

Approximately 17 miles south of Tupper Lake you will find John Dillon Park. Operated by Paul Smith’s College, this park is one of the only parks of its kind in the Adirondacks. This unique facility was a dream of retired International Paper CEO and Paul Smith’s College Alumnus John Dillon. He envisioned a place where everyone could enjoy the Adirondack landscape - no matter who you are!

Nicks Lake Campground

Nicks Lake Campground is a state DEC Campground. Over 100 campsites are available for reservation. In winter, it is open for snowmobiling.

Camping

Families can enjoy flushing toilets, showers, a playground, recycling areas, hiking trails, and more! The namesake lake has great bass fishing and loons are regularly seen here. Hiking and biking trails offer a great mix of intermediately difficult, family-oriented fun.

Hiking

Distance: The one-way distance to Remsen Falls is 3.5 miles. 

Jockeybush Lake

The scenic trail to secluded Jockeybush Lake follows a stream and passes by several small cascades and a moderately sized waterfall.

How to get there

From the intersection of Routes 8 and 10 in Piseco, follow Route 10 toward Caroga Lake. Continue for a little over 8 miles to the trailhead on the right.

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