Mount Arab is a great hike for the whole family. One of a few peaks to still have a fire tower and ranger’s cabin. An effort is underway by a friends group to
restore the site. The hike is more of a walk than a climb. There are some steep pitchers towards the top which can be slippery when wet, but the trail is well marked and in good condition. Allow about forty minutes to ascend to the peak. The 2450′s summit has great views of Mount Arab Lake and Eagle Crag Lake to the south. Looking west you can even see Tupper Lake.
If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile project and wish to become a “Friend of Mt. Arab” please write the organization at Friends of Mt. Arab, P.O.Box 185, Piercefield, NY 12973.
Directions: Drive West on Route 3 five miles. Turn left at the Conifer sign. Take the next left turn at the Mt. Arab Lake sign and go till you cross the RR tracks. The trail is not far past the tracks on your left. Parking is on the right.
This network of largerly unsigned trails criss-crosses a former homestead, farm and site of the Natural Hisotry Museum of the Adirondacks. Developed property on all sides insures you won’t get lost in the woods, and your reward is to arrive at the wild banks of the oxbow on the Raquette River. A great spot for a picnic! Follow the meandering trail for about 15 minutes in a southeasterly direction. Several forks lead to the same genral area, then downhill to the river.
Drive East one mile on 3/30 to a right turn onto Hosley Rd. (at the light), then an immediate left into the parking lot behind L.P.Quinn School. A trailhead is at the rea of the parking lot.
Bog River and the Bog River Falls make a lovely setting for a short picnic or walk. The cascading falls re picturesque and roaring. You can follow the fisherman’s paths up the Bog River’s banks for a little ways.
Travel South, on Route 30, about 6 miles and turn right on NY route 421. Drive about a third of a mile to a stone bridge over the Bog River, and park on either side.