Nine Corner Lake
There are two parking lots on opposite sides of the road, and you want to look for the trail that leads from the north side parking lot. This trail is marked along the way, but it is the widest trail, and many of the smaller trails lead back to it. Follow the markings though. The path splits near the lake, and from here you take the right hand path-otherwise stay on main marked trail. As you get close to the water you can see the trees open up around the lake, so it is fairly obvious.
This is a great area, with deep cobalt blue water and a rope swing. There weren’t swimmers present, but this is a known swimming area. It is an easy hike, though it gets really muddy after rain, and there are lots of tree roots along the trail. The trail follows a stream with pretty little waterfalls along the way.
Unfortunately there was an unusual amount of trash around the water, and we saw some good samaritans picking it up while we were there. People have really abused the right to be here by leaving dirty diapers and bottles around though. It is still worth the trip, but it was very disappointing to see the lack of respect for nature, and for other people’s enjoyment. Please be careful of broken glass when visiting here.
This is state land, but we couldn’t find a website for it. It is part of the Adirondacks, which has a sort of patchwork network of land management. Be aware that there is no ranger station or facilities.
- 20 min
- +43 11.459, -74 31.619