Ride the Adirondacks
The Adirondack Park, located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, encompasses six million acres; it’s the largest protected wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. In the center of this park lies the small town of Newcomb, which is surrounded by 19,000 acres of property open to trail riding.
The Essex Chain Lakes trailheads and the Hudson River Access are accessible from the town. Ride on intertwined logging roads and through mountain meadows past scenic beaver flows, and numerous lakes and ponds. The Santanoni Preserve is perfect for an easy, historic ride. Or take a short, scenic ride to Moose Pond.
Equine accommodations are limited; however, Cloud-Splitter Outfitters (www.cloudsplitteroutfitters.com) offers overnight stabling and lodging. Newcomb also offers campgrounds, cabins, and a bed & breakfast.
More equestrian amenities are planned. Newcomb, along with four adjoining towns, has been awarded a $250,000 grant to design trailheads with easier trailer access and to open more logging roads.
For more information, call (518) 582-2509, or go to www.newcombny.com.
The town of Newcomb, N.Y., located in the heart of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, is surrounded by 19,000 acres of property open to trail riding. Shown is Fifth Lake, one of eight lakes in the Fulton Chain of Lakes.