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
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.