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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Photos from Upper Works Road in Newcomb

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The Upper Works Road in Newcomb is one of the most interesting roads in the Adirondacks. It is the southern entrance for many of the High Peaks, historic buildings from the former mining village of Tahawus are located alongside it, and the scenic Hudson River can be found nearby. I visited the area in late May, and the above photo gallery contains images from the visit.

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Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch is a staff writer and photographer for the nonprofit Adirondack Explorer, where he has been employed since 2014. Mike previously worked for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, where he won numerous awards. He took home first place three times in the "beat reporting" category for coverage of the outdoors in New York State Associated Press Association and New York News Publisher Association contests. Mike’s favorite outdoor activities include paddling, hiking, fishing and backcountry skiing. In 2011, he paddled the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail from Old Forge to Fort Kent, Maine, and made a 40-minute documentary about the trip.

Mike can be reached at mike@adirondackexplorer.org.

One Response

  1. Curt Austin says:

    To me, this is the most magical spot in the Adirondacks. Trailheads to the High Peaks, fascinating history, a ghost town, the former Tahawus settlement moved to Newcomb, industrial archeology, the aptly named Calamity Brook, Opalescent River, a Great Camp, and the source of the Hudson River.

    Plus: an old railroad corridor that may soon be converted to a rail trail connected to North Creek and Saratoga Springs.

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