Hamilton County

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. Its county seat is Lake Pleasant. It is one of only two counties that lie entirely within the Adirondack Park (Essex is the other). As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,836, making it the least populous county in New York. It is also the most sparsely populated county in the eastern half of the United States, with a population density of just over three people per square mile.

Hamilton County is in the north central part of the state, northwest of Albany. It lies entirely within Adirondack Park and consists mostly of publicly owned parkland. As the tourist folk will tell you, there is no permanent traffic light in the county.


Show Only... Charts / Google Maps / Maps / Photos

New York State
Auger Falls
Blue Mountain Lake Wild Forest
Blue Ridge Wilderness
Boreas Pond Tract
Essex Chain Tract
Fawn Lake
Indian Lake
Indian Lake, New York
Jessup River Wild Forest
Limekiln Lake
Limekiln Lake, NY
Moose River Plains
Northampton Campground
Sargent Ponds WF
Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
Siamese Pond Wilderness
Silver Lake Wilderness
Thirteenth Lake
Utowana Lake
West Canada Lake Wilderness
William C. Whitney Wilderness

Questions? Need an updated map? Email me andy@andyarthur.org.

Map: Forked Lake West

Map: Forked Lake West

The 43,532 acre Sargent Ponds Wild Forest is located East of Raquette Lake, north of NY 28 and west of NY 30.

The area is a boreal swamp forest as much of this great spruce-balsam-white cedar tract borders the Raquette River, Marion River and Boulder Brook.

It is home to Forked Lake to the North and Buttermilk Falls, Long Lake to the West, and Owl Heads Firetower to the north.

APA seeks comment on Moose River Plains amendment

Among other things, the amendment would incorporate proposals identified by the International Mountain Bike Association as part of a comprehensive mountain bike trail plan prepared for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Specifically, it would expand opportunities for single-track riding in the Moose River Plains area; concentrate bicycling to specific areas and monitor the level of use; expand bicycling adjacent to highly visited areas such as DEC’s Eighth Lake Campground and Great Camp Sagamore; and connect the trail system to nearby towns and communities.

It would also provide additional recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities. Specifically, the plan calls for modifying the Eighth Lake Canoe Carry/Mike Norris Trail and the Eighth Lake lean-to and related facilities for persons with disabilities. The state would also construct a universal access trail and picnic area east of the new Route 28 parking area.

Map: Fawn Lake

Map: Fawn Lake

Fawn Lake is as popular for its sandy beach and easily accessed backcountry campsites as it is for fishing. Wild brook trout can be caught from shore in the spring near deep water areas. Small mouth bass and pickerel are also found here in lesser numbers. Ice fishing is allowed, but tip-ups are prohibited.

Description from: http://www.adirondackexperience.com/recreation/fawn-lake

See also CNY Hiking's pictures and discription of this lake: http://www.cnyhiking.com/FawnLake.htm