Fernow Plantation Loop
Fernow Trail was named after Bernhard Fernow one of the fathers of modern forestry and the first chief of the US Forest Service. The trail register sits back off the road a bit, be sure to sign in. Once you start out the trail moves ever so gently through the forest with only small rolling hills to content with, I use contend very lightly. About a half mile down the trail it splits and become a lollipop loop. The loop will bring you back to a private property boundary before coming back around.
Elevation: 1680 feet
Ascent: Less than 20-feet
Distance Round Trip: 1.1 miles, loop Approximate Time Round Trip: 1 hour or less Trailhead
Location: From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 3 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3/30 toward Saranac Lake. When Route 3 and Route 30 split, begin to follow Route 30 toward Fish Creeks. Continue for just over 1.1 miles to the small trailhead on the left. Hiker
Recommendation: Excellent hike for all family members Winter Access: This would be an excellent snowshoe or cross-country ski outing for the entire family; this is a great introduction destination.