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The largest wilderness area in the Adirondacks has it all, from rugged terrain to forest cover to wildlife.

Hunting in the High Peaks Wilderness Complex

At 300 square miles, the High Peaks Wilderness covers portions of six towns and three counties – North Elba, Keene, North Hudson and Newcomb in Essex County, along with Harrietstown in Franklin County and Long Lake in Hamilton County. It might be best known for Mt. Marcy, New York state’s highest peak, but hunting opportunities abound here, whether they be small or big game.

Be aware this is true big-woods hunting. It’s best to be well-prepared before striking out.

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