Enjoy a peaceful walk along a river. Listen to the birds chirp. Listen to the river flow. It's the best of nature here.
From exit 28 in Schroon Lake, follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit, #29. From here, follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue all the way to Newcomb and Route 28N. Take a left onto 28N and continue for just under 6-miles to the trail on the right (just as you cross the Boreas River).
This is the northern approach to Hewitt Eddy and is a flat and attractive hike of just over 1 mile. The trail follows along the course of the river, where in the autumn part of the year with peak colors, is an outstanding destination. A trail continues past the eddy and becomes what is known as the Hewitt Eddy Trail. With two cars or a 0.75 mile road walk you could use both trails for an extended hike.
- Distance: 2.4 miles, round trip
- Elevation gain: 110 feet