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Address: Long Lake, NY
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Pond located on top of Mount Marcy that is the source of the Hudson River.

Pond located on top of Mount Marcy that is the source of the Hudson River.

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When you're down in NYC ever wonder where the Hudson River starts? This is the place. It's a hike that is well worth the effort. Map and compass are essentials along with drinking... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
MikeyBoy12804
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Queensbury, New York
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Queensbury, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

When you're down in NYC ever wonder where the Hudson River starts? This is the place. It's a hike that is well worth the effort. Map and compass are essentials along with drinking water, a working flashlight ( extra batteries) a small knife and snacks. Do not count on using a cell phone GPS as cell phone service is spotty... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This "lake", the highest lake source of the Hudson River, is nestled between Mounts Gray, Skylight, and Marcy, respectively the 7th, 4th, and highest peaks in the Adirondacks. From the Long Lake end, it's a 16 km hike, one way, from the trailhead after a 45 min drive from Long Lake, so it's recommended only for fit hikers who can... More 

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NY's Finger Lakes
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106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is not a tourist spot. Lake Tear is a long hike in and back out. Don't plan on visiting unless you are in decent shape and prepared to spend the night in the wilderness. It is a beautiful site among the highest peaks in NYS.

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3 Thank keith46er
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Techincally, the highest point of the Hudson River of New York State, this shallow, alpine lake is an amazingly pristine highlight on the south side of Mount Marcy.

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Morris County, NJ
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

This is the source of the Hudson River. The view is gorgeous with the lake framing the summit of Mount Marcy in the background. This is where Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was camped when President McKinley was shot. He received the news here and had to hurry down the mountain and back to Washington and upon McKinley's eventual death ,... More 

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Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

This tiny lake, or really a pond, is the highest lake source of the Hudson River. It is found on the west slope of Mt. Marcy. It is peaceful, photogenic and a sublime place to sit and contemplate your long hike to find it and how it feeds one of the great rivers of America.

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