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Kayak & Canoe Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, Exploring a GHOST TOWN! Henderson Lake, High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondacks, Newcomb, NY

Kayak & Canoe Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, Exploring a GHOST TOWN! Henderson Lake, High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondacks, Newcomb, NY

Henderson Lake located in the High Peaks Wilderness area of Adirondack Park in New York is surprisingly, delightfully wild, considering the fairly easy access!

Hidden in plain sight near a very popular Adirondack High Peaks hiking trail head, we have been alone on Henderson Lake more often than not. It is a definite family favorite hiking, paddling and camping spot we will make time for every year.

Boasting beautiful swimming coves (with BIG rocks to canonball from!) and a fun marsh maze to follow, Henderson Lake in the Adirondacks is a fun, engaging paddle for those with little ones.

On a calm day, the mountains, cliffs and dense vegetation surrounding Henderson Lake reflect so deeply in the glassy water, looking down at them gives you vertigo.

Then there are the VIEWS….WOW! Spectacular views of some of New York state’s tallest mountains, in every direction, from pretty much anywhere on the lake.

The lake is so amazing I nearly forgot to mention…just before parking, you can explore a ‘ghost town’! The remains of the Adirondack mining town of Tahawus can be seen as you near the Upper Works trail head parking lot. Tahawus is part of a very significant event in American Presidential history.

A few details, stats, and photos, then on to the VIDEO!

Henderson Lake, High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondacks, New York – About the Paddle: 

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