Open Friday, May 26, 2023 – Monday, October 9, 2023
10am – 5pm
Open 7 days a week, including holidays
9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
September 21: Coney Mountain
Coney Mountain rises between the villages of Tupper Lake and Long Lake on the border between Franklin and Hamilton Counties. The trail is a 1.1 walk to the summit and passes through beautiful woods, including a stand of old-growth sugar maples. The 360 degree view from the open, rocky summit is stunning. We will scan the skies for migrating hawks, falcons, eagles, monarch butterflies, and dragonflies. The western lake district of the Adirondacks spreads grandly in one direction, while to the East, weather permitting, we’ll gaze toward the High Peaks. Elevation gain is a little more than 523 feet. Altitude at the summit is 2267 feet.
Directions: The trailhead is located on NY 30, just north of a snow plow turn around at the Hamilton/Franklin County line. There is a wide paved shoulder on NY 30 near the marked trailhead and small parking lot.
Meet at the trailhead at 1pm.
What to Bring: Proper footwear for a hike like sneakers or boots, appropriate clothing, water and snacks if desired.
Registration required for this hike. Directions and more information will be sent once you register. Click HERE to register
Ed Kanze is a 1978 graduate of Middlebury College. He earned a B.A. in Geography and won the Bermas Prize for highest departmental honors. He lives with his wife and two children on 18 acres along the Saranac River.
In April 2005, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Ed’s essay about the passenger pigeon, “In Search Of Something Lost,” was named by the John Burroughs Association as the Outstanding Published Natural History Essay of 2004. The same essay earned a gold medal in environmental writing from the International Regional Magazine Association. PBS featured Ed and his nature writing in the documentary, “The Adirondacks.” His essays and articles have appeared in Adirondack Life, Audubon, Birder’s World, The Conservationist, Utne Reader, and many more.
Ed has published five books. His most recent, Over The Mountain And Home Again: Journeys Of An Adirondack Naturalist brings together stories of nature and adventure in New York State’s Adirondack Park, the largest park in the Lower 48.