|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.
|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.|
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.
Ampersand Mountain Trail
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