This 10-mile (1-way) scenic drive forms a horseshoe that brings you to a wilderness lake and through a variety of scenic habitats.
Take this quiet loop to find some solitude and peace in the woods. Halfway through you'll find Little Tupper Lake, which is a perfect place to stop and enjoy the lakeside scenery. As for the rest of the drive, half is through a more boreal (northern) forest with bogs and coniferous trees, and the other half is more hardwoods.
This road will bisect a variety of bird habitats and offers diverse birding opportunities. Habitats found along the road include wetlands, bogs, mixed forests, boreal forests, ponds, streams, and lakes. Start at Sabattis Bog, one of the few places to see boreal species such as Palm and Canada Warbler from the road, and continue west on Upper Circle Road towards Little Tupper Lake. Park near the bridge over the outlet of Little Tupper Lake (into Bog Stream) to view the marsh/wetlands to the northeast. Watch for loons, waterfowl, and Virginia Rails, otters, muskrats, and other wild residents. The parking lot on the north side of the road near the outlet of Round Lake is another great spot to view birds. Look for nesting Red and White-wing Crossbills near the lake, American Bitterns, Great Blue Herons, Lincoln’s Sparrows, and other boreal species in the area. As you travel west, there are many small, unnamed streams and ponds where you may observe wildlife.