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Lake Road

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 3.5 (2)

This is a dirt road, on which only foot traffic is permitted.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Point to Point

2,082' 635 m

High

1,344' 410 m

Low

747' 228 m

Up

118' 36 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly While this road certainly isn't short, kids can definitely handle its moderate grades and will enjoy reaching the lake near its end.

Description

This section of Lake Road is closed to all vehicle use with the exception of a large yellow school bus owned and operated by the Ausable Club and available to club members only. It's a little disheartening when you are hiking the 3 plus miles out and a bus, completely empty, passes you by leaving you with a face full of dust. Just before the gate to the road, there is an information kiosk that is usually garrisoned by an Ausable Club staff member.

Pass through the gate and follow the road until the end. Along the way, the trail travels along the East Branch of the Ausable River. There is access to several High Peaks trails on both sides of the road that are well marked with easy-to-see signage. The road ends at the Lower Ausable Lake. There is a beach at the lake, but again, access is only for Ausable Club members.

Flora & Fauna

Visit this area in the autumn to see it erupt in fiery fall color.

Contacts

Land Manager: NY DEC - Region 5 Office

Shared By:

John Maurizi

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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End of Lake Road
Aug 20, 2017 near Keene, NY
Gate to Lake Road.
Aug 20, 2017 near Keene, NY
Lake Road
Aug 20, 2017 near Keene, NY
Mom and Cubs
Oct 10, 2018 near Keene, NY

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Jul 6, 2019
Komal Patel
Part of Indian head trail, from the parking lot it's a pretty straight road, 3.5 there and about the same distance back 7mi
Dec 3, 2017
Ryan McAndrews