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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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Where to get a FREE BOAT WASH! How to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Species in New York State

Where to get a FREE BOAT WASH! How to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Species in New York State

NY State provides free boat wash stations at some state launches to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive plant and animal species. At times, there are also stewards present to inspect your craft for remaining plant material, animals, and mud which may harbor live species you cannot easily see. The Stewards are not picking on you,…Continue Reading

25 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Outdoor Lovers ALWAYS need!

25 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Outdoor Lovers ALWAYS need!

Are you the ‘Indoorsy’ type shopping for an ‘Outdoorsy’ loved one, friend, or coworker? Not sure what your favorite hiker, backpacker, kayaker, hunter, fisherman, prepper or survivalist in your life already has or may still need? Just looking for some last-minute items to fill out that Christmas stocking? We’re here to help! THE MOST ABSOLUTELY EPIC THING ABOUT THIS…Continue Reading

Wednesday Weekend Warrior Post: Family Car Camping at Moreau Lake State Park!

Wednesday Weekend Warrior Post: Family Car Camping at Moreau Lake State Park!

WHERE: Moreau Lake State Park 605 Old Saratoga Rd. Gansevoort, NY 12831 FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://nysparks.com/parks/150/details.aspx In my backyard, unbeknownst to me, for a large portion of my life! Whether you are looking for a place to spend a day or the entire weekend, this lovely little New York State Park has it all: A small,…Continue Reading

The Bog River Flow: Kayak Camping at Hitchins Pond, Bog River, Low’s Lake, Adirondacks, NY

The Bog River Flow: Kayak Camping at Hitchins Pond, Bog River, Low’s Lake, Adirondacks, NY

***UPDATE 4/7/17*** A video tour of the Bog River Flow is now posted on our YouTube channel! The video features footage from the hike to Low’s Ridge [a.k.a. Hitchens Pond Overlook], paddling almost the entire length of the Bog River Flow, and several campsites. I have added the video to the end of the post as…Continue Reading

Outdoor Family Time: Bird migration watch

Outdoor Family Time: Bird migration watch

Well, mud season will soon have us off the High Peaks here in the Adirondacks and looking for things to do at lower elevations until the trails dry out. Mud season also happens to be a time of year when the birds are making their way back to their summer homes, and it is a great opportunity to learn…Continue Reading

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