This is a great loop that takes you through some true Adirondack wilderness as well as along a scenic lake. Steep descent along the Blue Ridge Road (best taken west to east) offers expansive vistas with a variety of foliage progression.
Approximate travel time: 3 hours
Length: 56 miles
Highlights and side trips: Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center (Newcomb)
Directions: From North Hudson, take Route 9 south. From Schroon Lake, it is 9 miles to Pottersville, take the right at the Wells House (big gray building) to head north and west toward Olmstedville. Next, turn onto Olmstedville-Pottersville Road and go 7 miles through Olmstedville. Turn north on Route 28N to Minerva and continue 12 miles to head east on the Blue Ridge Road (Route 2) in Newcomb. Continue for 18 miles to North Hudson. Head south on Route 9 for 8 miles to Schroon Lake Beach.