Jackrabbit Trail

This long and well-known cross country skiing trail is also a great place to go birding and the Saranac Lake segment begins along McKenzie Pond Road between Saranac Lake and Ray Brook. The mixed coniferous and deciduous forest hosts a wide diversity of species.  Red-breasted Nuthatches, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and Black-capped Chickadees are joined in the summer by a host of warbler species. Black-throated Blue, Blackburnian, Yellow-rumped, Black-and-white, and Black-throated Green are all common as well as many others. As the trail descends into a wet and brushy cedar swamp, Canada Warblers can be heard singing from the thick habitats. Listen for Barred Owls too which often call even in the day. At about two miles from the trailhead the trail splits.  The left fork reaches McKenzie Pond in a few hundred meters where Common Loons, Osprey, and Bald Eagles can be found. The right fork continues the Jackrabbit Trail itself and climbs into a deciduous forest where Red-eyed Vireos, Ovenbirds, and Black-throated Green Warblers are common. 

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