Western region of the Adirondacks is probably one of the least crowded and most pristine parts of the Park. With its abundance of lakes, ponds and streams it is a true waterway heaven for the curious and unconventional, – paddlers and fishermen alike.
The Five Ponds Wilderness Area itself has almost a hundred bodies of water, with gentle rolling terrain and some virgin pine and spruce stands (an amazing discovery considering region’s logging past, and one of the only few virgin forest spots in the Northeast). It is home to arguably the largest virgin white pine in the Adirondack Park – the tallest reaching 144 feet.
The area’s ponds and clear spring-fed streams are abundant in brook trout. Many of the interior ponds can be reached only by boat or canoe, and are as primal and pristine as it can get (perfect relaxation spot for the city-dwellers to be free from all the hassles of civilization).
The Tupper’s Lake Wild Center seamlessly blends into the region’s undisturbed environment as the perfect example of man’s coexistence with Nature. Multiple engaging and educational exhibits alongside with wildlife encounters sparkle true appreciation of the uniqueness of the Adirondacks.