The Blue Mountain Road extends off of Keese Mills Road in Paul Smiths. It leads birders through deciduous forests, coniferous forests, and over alder choked streams granting them many bird species as a result. Birders can find an array of warbler species including Canada, Mourning, American Redstart, Black-throated Blue, Northern Waterthrush, and most every other Adirondack breeder. As the dirt road continues, it winds into excellent boreal habitat which is good for Boreal Chickadee, Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. Evening trips in spring can also be great for Barred, Great-horned, and Northern Saw-whet Owls.  The road eventually reaches Indian Rock parking area allowing access to Madawaska Pond (see additional write-up).

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