Roosevelt-Marcy Trail


Teddy Roosevelt loved the Adirondacks. Here he grounded himself in nature and formed the convictions that made him a pioneering conservationist and protector of American natural resources. Having hiked to the summit of Mt. Marcy, New York's tallest peak, Roosevelt was there informed that President McKinley, earlier shot by an assassin, was sinking fast. The outdoorsman vice president descended quickly and took a break-neck wagon ride in darkness, over rough roads, to reach the North Creek Train Station. You can ride a train from the same station where Roosevelt learned that he was the new President of the United States.


The Roosevelt-Marcy Trail is named for the historic route TR took from Tahawus to the train station in North Creek, where he took his Presidential oath.

The route

This route begins in Long Lake and follows Route 28N to North Creek. It is 40.2 miles long and is a designated Scenic Byway.