Hiking in Adirondack Park

Central Adirondacks Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Hiking in Adirondack Park
Central Adirondacks
Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Elizabeth Point


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Elizabeth Point is a scenic spot on Thirteenth Lake located in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness of the central Adirondacks. The location is popular for campers, day hikers, kayakers and picnickers. There are two campsites with a fire pit with one that has a picnic table. There is also a privy. Look below for more information on this easy day hike to Elizabeth Point.

Directions: The trailhead is located off NY 28 just north of North River. Turn onto Thirteenth Lake Road and after 3.3 miles veer left at the junction of Beach Road, staying on Thirteenth Lake Road. In another 0.8 miles veer right onto Old Farm Road. The road will become a seasonal dirt road and follow it till your reach the end of Old Farm Road. There is a large parking area at the end of the drivable road. This parking area is not plowed in the winter. The GPS coordinates of the parking area is N43 42.275 W74 07.055.

From the parking area, follow the blue markers on the old Farm Road. This road was closed to vehicles just in 2013 and you'll see how the wilderness is taking over the road. It is now a wide hiking trail and this is a pleasant hike for just about everyone in your family. Almost immediately you reach a trail junction and trail register. To the left is the blue marked Halfway Brook Trail that leads to the Balm of Gilead Mountain Trail and the Botheration Pond Trail. Continue straight on the Old Farm Road Trail.

At 0.5 miles reach the junction of the Elizabeth Point Trail. There is a small sign that marks the junction. The trail is marked with yellow DEC plastic discs and gradually descends 0.3 miles to Elizabeth Point. First you pass the privy on your right, then arrive at a designated campsite, marked with a DEC camp here disk and a number 3. On the left is a small sandy beach with a nice view looking down Thirteenth Lake. There is another campsite located up on the bluff with a picnic table. There are paths that lead down to the other vantage points on the lake.

For more information on this hike we suggest purchasing the Adirondack Central Trails Map Pack from the Adirondack Mountain Club. This is a great tool for planning your hiking adventure in the central Adirondacks. Look below for a map of this hike of this hike. This would be a great short overnight backpacking trip for the young backpackers in your family.

DEC Trail Register

Start of the Elizabeth Point Trail

DEC designated campsite at Elizabeth Point



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