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Easy Adirondack Hikes: Frederica Mountain (Lake Lila) Tupper Lake NY

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Exploring Lake Lila: The William C. Whitney Wilderness Area

Everyone that I know who has spent any time at the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area comes back expounding about the beauty of Lake Lila. With all the autumn colors nearing peak, it is our turn to explore the lake named for William Seward Webb’s wife, Lila Vanderbilt Webb.

The drive into the Lake Lila is beautiful and a bit isolated. We are fortunate to arrive at a time of year when it’s not the height of camping season. There are a few cars in the parking area, but I’m told that if the Lake Lila parking area hits its 30-car capacity, people must drive back out the 5.6-mile dirt road to park on Sabattis Rd., or come back another time. Lake Lila Rd. is bordered by private land and parking is only available at the parking area.

The trail register is located right at the parking area. There is a Canoe Access Trail (0.3-miles) available for an easy walk right to the lake, but we take the wide dirt road through the yellow gate…