So, a few weeks ago there was some buzz on the street about the new trail up Lyon Mt. Not often we get new trails in the Adirondacks – especially purpose-built hiking trails. The old trail up is an example of the old-style of hiking where the “direct route” was favored. I won’t bore you with a trip report. What you need to know is this: The trail is longer. Though much easier, it takes about an hour longer.
Here’s a screenshot from Google Earth showing the old trail (red) and new trail (green).
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