Snowshoe the Fernow Plantation Loop
This trail was named in commemoration to Bernhard Fernow a leader in modern forest during his time. This loop trail makes for an excellent introduction to snowshoeing destination for the entire family.
As you enter the trail you soon come to the trail register, be sure to sign in. Once you start out the trail moves ever so gently through the forest with only small rolling hills. Large stands of pine tower over you as the open forest is easy to see through. About a half mile down the trail it splits and become a lollipop loop. The loop itself is quite short, only about 0.5 miles in total before it comes back to this spot. A tight canopy makes the snow a bitter thinner is spots, for best snowshoeing conditions wait until later in the season.
Elevation: 1680 feet Ascent
Less than 20-feet Distance Round Trip: 1.1 mile 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. Once Route 3 and Route 30 split take a left and follow Route 30 toward Fish Creeks. Continue for just over 1.1 miles to the small trailhead on the left.
Difficulty: 1=easiest 5=hardest
One, perfect for beginner snowshoers and family fun.