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Aldrich Pond
Wild Forest

 

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The 26,702 acre Aldrich Pond Wild Forest is located in the Northwestern Adirondacks, southwest of the small hamlet of Star Lake and west of Cranberry Lake. The area does not get as many visitors as other areas, but is popular with those who enjoy primitive camping. There are a few hiking/biking trails and a few bushwhack opportunities.

Located in a remote part of Aldrich Pond Wild Forest, not far from Five Ponds Wilderness is Streeter Lake. This lake features two accessible campsites. There are no picnic tables at these sites, but they have accessible surfaces, one site suitable for tent camping and one for tent camping or a camper. An accessible privy and a fire ring is located at each.  The dirt road from Aldrich, known as Streeter Lake Road, has 17 roadside primitive campsites along the road as it makes its way toward the lake. The road follows an old railroad grade.

The Skeeter Lake Lean To is also located near the lake. Streeter Lake is the most popular destination within this wild forest.  Round Lake is also a popular hike in this remote area. We also suggest exploring Greenwood Creek State Forest, which is located close by off NY 3 just outside of Adirondack Park. There is a list of destinations, a few pictures and a few maps below. Two of the maps are courtesy of Andy Arthur from AndyArthur.org.

Destinations in Aldrich Pond Wild Forest

Streeter Lake Round Lake Long Lake
South Creek Lake Jackworks Trail The Gulf
Pins Creek Maple Hill Trail Crystal Lake
Bassetts Creek Loop Colvin's Great Corner Little River Falls
Maple Mountain Cliffs Jenny Creek Little River

Truck trail to Streeter Lake from Youngs Road in Star Lake

Streeter Lake Road (courtesy of Andy Arthur)

Streeter Lake (courtesy of Andy Arthur)

 

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