Journeys in ancient and old growth forests
Ampersand Mountain 
The Ampersand Mountain trail winds through old-growth forest with large moss-covered sugar maple and yellow birch trees for 2.5 km before beginning the steep climb to the view from peak.
 
Location:
Park Name: Adirondack Park 
Size: 560 ha
Age of oldest known trees: 400 years
Forest Type: Mixed Hardwood and Hemlock 
Conservation Status: Protected 
Land Use Designation:  
 
Dominant Species: Sugar Maple - Yellow Birch - Eastern Hemlock
300 to 400 year-old sugar maple and yellow birch are mixed with old hemlock, red spruce, and white pine. This is an impressive and easily accessible forest.
Access:
Latitude: 44.25150           Longitude: -74.23960

Google Map Link: www.google.com/maps/place/44.25150,-74.23960

Other Maps:   Directions: The parking and trailhead are 13 km west of Saranac Lake on highway 3.
Routes:

Hiking Trail:
  Ampersand Mountain Trail
  Length: 4.5km
  Difficulty(1=Easy, 10=Hard): 5
  The first 2 km of the trail are relatively level, then the trail climbs steeply to the viewpoint from the peak