Friday, August 9, 2019

Featured Hike: Camp Sagamore Trail System, Raquette Lake

great camp sagamore trailsCamp Sagamore is one of several historic Great Camps located in the Adirondack Park. Part of the Historic Great Camps Special Management Area, it includes nearly seven miles of scenic trails along the shores of Sagamore Lake and the South Inlet of Raquette Lake in the 47,177-acre Blue Ridge Wilderness.

Trails:

3.8-mile Sagamore Lake Trail is a loop trail around the shores of Sagamore Lake.
1.5-mile Cascades Trail follows the western bank of the South Inlet of Raquette Lake.
1.6-mile Powerhouse Trail follows the eastern bank of the South Inlet of Raquette Lake.

The Big Slope Trail connects the Powerhouse Trail with the Sagamore Lake Trail.  In 2019 a new 135ft bridge and bog bridging was installed on the Big Slope Trail to offer visitors scenic wetland views on dry footing.

Camp Sagamore Parking Area is a large parking area on Sagamore Road. It provides parking for those accessing the Sagamore Trail System and guests of Camp Sagamore. (43.7635°N, 74.6311°W).

Visitors are encouraged to practice Leave No Trace when recreating in the Adirondacks to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and minimize impacts on the natural resources in the area.

Featured hikes are recommended by DEC. Map of Camp Sagamore Trails courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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