This is a wonderful trail through a mixed forest of mostly evergreens. The trail was designed in a lollipop loop formation, so you can loop back to your car. The trail enters the forest and goes through a large stand of spruce and pines. At just over 0.25 miles the trail splits, heading right you can continue on a level course in a counter-clockwise direction. In under 1-mile you will be back at the intersection near a large glacial erratic.
Fernow Trail was named after Bernhard Fernow one of the fathers of modern forestry and the first chief of the US Forest Service. This is a great place to see wildlife, in any season. Deer frequent the area.
Fernow Trail Trailhead: From the intersection of Route 3 and 30, east of Tupper Lake, follow Route 30 toward Fish Creek. Continue for 1.1 miles to the trailhead parking on the left. Once on the trail, keep to the right to follow your route in, back to the trailhead.
1.1 miles RT, easy walk, elevation 1680' with less than a 20 feet ascent.
Less than an hour for any skill level. Family fun for all ages.