About 35 miles southeast of Plattsburgh, you’ll stumble upon the quiet town of Black Brook, known for its many water recreation opportunities!
Take I-87 south, getting off at exit 34, and follow the Ausable River flowing through the southern portion of Black Brook, heading toward Lake Placid, NY. This scenic drive offers a stunning view of the season’s changing foliage from late summer to mid fall as travelers head deeper into the Adirondack Park.
Or, avoid the highway entirely and take the back roads along Black Brook’s northern border marked by the Saranac River, which flows into numerous quiet and welcoming bodies of water like Silver Lake, Taylor Pond, and Union Falls Pond – all offering scenic paddling, swimming, and even camping experiences from spring to fall. True adventures can enjoy this route by bike!
Explore Silver Lake Mountain’s open rock ledges on an easy 1.8-mile hiking trail, offering unprecedented views of Catamount and Whiteface Mountain as well as their surrounding lakes and ponds.