Including Blue Ridge Road Conservation Easement Tract
- Open for recreation: Year-round
- Fee: Free
- Contact Information:
- Location: Towns of Minerva, Newcomb, North Hudson, and Schroon, Essex County; Towns of Chester and Johnsburg, Warren County; and the Town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County
- Wildlife Management Unit: 5H, 5F & 5G
- Map: Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest North (GeoPDF) - GeoPDF Instructions || Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest South (GeoPDF) || Boreas Ponds Equestrian Trails Map (GeoPDF) || Google Earth || DECinfo Locator
The 91,854-acre Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Most of the unit is contained in one 60,000-acre parcel which includes the name-sake Vanderwhacker Mountain. This rugged, mountainous and forested area also contains many lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. The lands and waters provide an abundant variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.
The 3,011-acre Upper Hudson Woodlands Blue Ridge Road Tract Conservation Easement is located within the Town of North Hudson, Essex County. Fishing, boating and hunting access can be viewed in the recreation management plan within the Planning and Management Section below.
Backcountry Information for the Eastern Adirondacks provides general information regarding backcountry and seasonal conditions; specific notices regarding closures and conditions of trails, roads, bridges and other infrastructure; and links to weather, state land use regulations, low impact recreation and more.