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Address: Long Lake, NY
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Pond located on top of Mount Marcy that is the source of the Hudson River.

Pond located on top of Mount Marcy that is the source of the Hudson River.

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A remote, beautiful site.

This is not a tourist spot. Lake Tear is a long hike in and back out. Don't plan on visiting unless you are in decent shape and prepared to spend the night in the wilderness. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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NY's Finger Lakes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is not a tourist spot. Lake Tear is a long hike in and back out. Don't plan on visiting unless you are in decent shape and prepared to spend the night in the wilderness. It is a beautiful site among the highest peaks in NYS.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Techincally, the highest point of the Hudson River of New York State, this shallow, alpine lake is an amazingly pristine highlight on the south side of Mount Marcy.

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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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