Coon Mountain is a naturalist's paradise and a viewer's dream. It is famous for its mysterious and craggy interior, with rocky outcrops and dark hemlock forests. Steep cliffs and talus slopes (accumulations of rock debris at the base of a cliff or steep mountain slope) reveal vistas of oak-pine forests, small fens and hardwood swamps.
Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Coon Mountain Nature Preserve. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)
Address: Halds Rd., Westport, NY
Website: Adirondack Land Trust (leaves DEC's website)
Photo Credits: Carl Heilman II, Adirondack Land Trust, Larry Master
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