Adirondac/Tahawus Mines

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The historic town of Adirondac housed the workers of the iron mines which once yielded the mysterious wonder metal, titanium. While the mine area itself is not accessible by the public, the "ghost town" and a 48 foot blast furnace remain in this wilderness area.

Adirondac/Tahawus Mines Trailhead:Exit 29 (from I-87) turning W onto Blue Ridge Road, Rte 84. Follow this route for 17.4 miles to an intersection with Tahawus Rd. (CR 25). Turn right for 6.3 miles and then left at a sign for High Peaks Trails. The blast furnace is 2.8 miles up this road. (Road right and across a bridge leads to the old mining area, which is closed to the public.

The Tahawus Tract & Henderson Lake offer lovely photo opportunities.

Some photos courtesy of Adirondack Park Agency. Read the history about this site!

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