This lean-to is a welcome destination, whether for a break or an overnight stay.
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Ward Brook Trail to #4 Lean-to
Coreys Road, Tupper Lake
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This route is a mix of horse trails, old logging roads, and hilly terrain. A long ski which ends at lean-tos for fine winter camping.

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 3 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3/30 toward Saranac Lake. Continue To Coreys Road on the right. Follow Coreys Road for 5.25 miles to the trailhead parking lot on the right.

* In winter there are occasions when the road past the Raquette Falls trailhead could be closed, unplowed, icy, or impassable. There are some steep hills past the Raquette Falls Trailhead and could be dangerous in winter for vehicle travel. Please use road with caution or ski the three mile road approach to the trailhead.  

Key statistics

  • Distance: 12.3 miles round trip
  • Elevation gain: 1,020 feet

Cross-country skiing

From the trailhead start your ski along an old woods road; wide and flat. After a short climb take a left at the horse trail intersection and continue along the foot trail. There are a few hills to contend with before you come to another horse trail intersection (old woods road), head straight and continue on the narrower foot trail. Rolling hills is what you will have throughout the ski, only a couple of those rolling hills can pose a decent challenge, but most are a blast with proper snow depths.


    Eventually you will pop out onto the Ward Brook Truck Trail, which is wide and relatively flay. It will remain this way to the #4 lean-tos. 


    This lean-to is a welcome destination, whether for a break or an overnight stay.
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