I have had so much interest in this series I thought I would encourage people to submit what trail they think should be built. Let's keep this conversation going and, if you would like, share a trail in the Saranac Lake area that you think might be appropriate for one or more outdoor recreation uses. Once I have completed posting my ten trails I will start posting trails submitted that I think are appropriate. You can make your submissions by sending them to me HERE. Let me hear from you.
Trail # 10 - Black Pond Trail
This trail already exists from the Forest Home Road to Black Pond. I've skied it many times and once bushwhacked on skis from Black Pond to Little Weller Pond, to Middle Saranac Lake and out to the Ampersand Mountain Parking lot. For these purposes I have the trail intersecting my trail #9. This provides a nice second option for those hiking around Lower Saranac Lake.
Stay tuned tomorrow to see how I connect all these trails so you can see how you can access any of the trails from the other.
Thanks for following along.
10. Black Pond Trial
From the Forest Home Road to Black Pond and then intersecting with the Lower Saranac Lake Trail.
Hiking is moderate
Skiing is challenging
Mt. Biking is challenging
This is Wild Forest so could be a multipurpose year around trail although for a number of reasons it wouldn't be practical for snowmobiles. A hunter/fisherman’s trail already exists to Black Pond.