by Joe Dorish on 22/12/09 at 11:18 am
The tallest mountain peak in New York State is in the Adirondack Mountains and offers fantastic unobstructed views in all directions.
At 5,343 feet and 1,629 meters Mount Marcy in the Adirondacks is the highest mountain in New York.
Mount Marcy was named for William Learned Marcy who served as a New York Senator to Congress from 1831 to 1833, as Governor of New York State from 1833 to 1838 and also served as Secretary of War under President James Polk from 1845-1849 and Secretary of State under President Franklin Pierce from 1853-1857. As Governor of New York, Marcy authorized an environmental survey of the Adirondack Mountains area that included the peak known as Mount Marcy today.
Lake Tear of the Clouds which lies on the southwest slope of Mt. Marcy is the highest lake in New York and also one of the sources of the Hudson River.
Teddy Roosevelt was at Lake Tear of the Clouds when he was informed that President William McKinley was likely to die from the gunshot wound he received from an assassin and Roosevelt made a wild mad dash to Buffalo where he was sworn in as the 26th President of the United States.
Mt. Marcy is an extremely popular mountain with hikers who enjoy the relatively easy trails to the summit and the fantastic views that reward their efforts.
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The top of Mount Marcy is above the tree line and offers unobstructed views in all directions.
Mount Marcy is a great site to behold and a great mountain to climb and the fact that it is the highest point in New York just makes it all that much more special a place.
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