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9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
July 6: Brown’s Tract Inlet
This relaxed backwoods ramble, not far from the village of Raquette Lake, will bring us through boreal woods of spruce, fir, and tamarack to a wetland diverse in birds, wildflowers, trees, and shrubs. Total walking distance will be about a mile and a half.
From Route 28 turn on to route 2 toward Raquette Lake. Follow route 2 through the town of Raquette Lake for approximately 0.7miles until you find Uncas Road, on the left. Note: On GPS Uncas Rd may be called Browns Track Road. Follow Uncas Rd. for approximately 2.9 miles. The trail is an old railroad bed on the left, blocked by a gate. You’ll know you’re at the correct spot because opposite the trailhead, on the right-hand side of the road, is a marked trail to Sucker Brook and Shallow Lake.
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.