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Ferris Lake Wild Forest

Sand
Lake

 

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Sand Lake is located in Ferris Lake Wild Forest in the southwestern Adirondacks off Powley-Piseco Road in Hamilton County. The short 0.3 mile trail leads to the outlet of the lake and a campsite on Sand Lake. The start of the trail is actually a designated campsite along Powley-Piseco Road.  There are three campsites at this pull off from the main road. The trail is two miles from NY 10 and the GPS coordinates are N43 21.867 W74 34.754 for those who have a GPS device.

There are no signs to mark the trail, however you should see a well defined trail leaving to the left of the furthest campsite away from the road. The start of the trail is extremely eroded. The hike is pretty easy, although you will encounter an extremely muddy area about half way into the hike. The trail ends near the outlet of the lake where there is a campsite. There are no paths that go around the lake that we saw.  Look below for a map.

For more information on this hike we suggest purchasing the Adirondack Central Trails Map Pack from the Adirondack Mountain Club.

 

Muddy stretch of trail to Sand Lake

Campsites at start of trail to Sand Lake

Sand Lake

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