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Lake Tear of the Clouds

Long Lake, NY
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Long Lake
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Pond located on top of Mount Marcy that is the source of the Hudson River.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Pond located on top of Mount Marcy that is the source of the Hudson River.
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Morris County, NJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
38 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 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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