Taylor Pond Wild Forest
The Taylor Pond Wild Forest is a discontinuous 43,000-acre (174 km2) tract of state land designated as Wild Forest by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in the northeastern Adirondack Park. The tract covers portions of 13 towns in three counties in the region around Taylor Pond, Silver Lake and Union Falls flow, in the town of Franklin in Franklin County and the town of Black Brook in Clinton County.
Other parts of the Wild Forest are in the towns of Ausable, Peru, and Saranac in Clinton County, and the towns of Chesterfield, Elizabethtown, Essex, Jay, Lewis, St. Armand, Westport and Willsboro in Essex County.
Car camping is available at Taylor Pond campground; Poke-O-Moonshine campground is closed. Catamount, Silver Lake, and Poke-O-Moonshine Mountains are popular destinations for hikers in the Wild Forest. There is camping on Union and Franklin Falls ponds. Activities supported include hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, boating and paddling, horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing.
- NYS DEC Public Meetings to Discuss Adirondack Areas
- Poke-O-Moonshine - A Wonderful Hike for Hikers Young and Old Adirondack Mountain Club page on Poke-O-Moonshine trails off US Route 9