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9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
September 14: Goodman Mountain
South of the village of Tupper Lake, north of Long Lake, and just north of Coney Mountain, Goodman Mountain rises just east of Route 30. The trail leads a mile and a half and a little more to ledges with great views, weather permitting. Goodman Mountain (2,176 feet) is named for Andrew Goodman, one of three northern civil rights activists who were murdered in Mississippi during the so-called Freedom Summer of 1964. Goodman spent childhood summers with his family in and around Tupper Lake.
Directions: The trailhead is located on NY 30, just south of route 421 or ~ 1 mile north of the snowplow turn around at the Hamilton/Franklin County line (do not confuse this trail head with Coney Mountain trailhead). Park in the large lot on the East side of NY 30. The trail begins at the 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.