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Address: Adirondack, NY
Phone Number: 518-474-4116
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A remote and beautiful lake near Mt. Marcy.

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Avalanche lake is a 12-mile round trip from the parking lot. The going is very easy until you reach a creek bed, then you better hope it didn't rain the night before. For us, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Western Finland, Finland
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Western Finland, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Avalanche lake is a 12-mile round trip from the parking lot. The going is very easy until you reach a creek bed, then you better hope it didn't rain the night before. For us, it did, so the "dry" creek was flowing and we spent a lot of time hopping between rocks. Bring a nice flexible pair of summer boots... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

After hiking to the summit of Mt marcy, finally at the 6.8 mile marker back to base a random hiker suggested we trek out to Avalanche Lake and pass on our way back (which would made our DAY hike a whopping 20 miles)- was well worth the muscle aches I would experience the next day! It was beautiful, with pretty... More 

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Fayetteville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Looking for an amazing day hike??.Try the Avalanche Lake hike from the adirondak loj.Total length is about 4 miles.The first two miles from the loj to marcy dam are quite easy and uneventful but soon turns into a beautiful ascent that runs brookside for for about a mile with a few off trail lean-to that are well postioned for a... More 

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Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a very beautiful mountain lake hemmed in by Mt. Colden and Avalanche Mtn. There are several ways to get to it but one is at the end of a long slog up Misery Hill.

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