An abandoned railroad right-of-way provides easy access to a scenic bog – full of birds, conifers and unique plants – with distant views of surrounding mountains. Pine forests surround the northern portion of the route.
Intersections with roads, heading north: County Highway 55/Bloomingdale Gabriels Road, Bigelow Road, Merrill Road, Oregon Plains Road.
Length: 10.5 miles, one way.
Trailhead: Route 86, Saranac Lake, west of Bloomingdale. At 1.7 miles north of Adirondack Medical Center, turn right and park at gate.
Terrain: Sand, dirt, gravel surface, some roots. Walk when things get tough, it will improve shortly!