The Essex Chain Lakes Complex has a network of old logging roads that are open to hiking. These roads are neither maintained nor marked at this time.

Access to the Essex Chain of Lakes region is via route 28N in Newcomb or Route 30 in Indian Lake, NY.  Long Lake is uniquely positioned to be centrally located to this new area to explore.

The Upper Hudson Loop Trailhead and parking area, located off the Goodnow Road, provide access to the Upper Hudson Loop Trail (PDF, 1 MB)The trail is 4.2 miles and parallels the Goodnow River (south side) to the Hudson River. The trail heads north along the Hudson for a short distance before looping back and reconnecting with itself 0.5 mile from the trailhead. Vehicles should not be parked on nearby lands posted by the Goodnow Flow Association.

There are many recreational options in the Essex Chain of lakes.  Paddling, hiking, biking and more.  Please check / read signage and obey all posted signage.  Respect private property.

For the most updated information on all recreational activities including overnight camping check the NYS DEC Website Link.