Whiteface Mountain No-Hike Birding

This is the best opportunity in the Adirondacks to experience a magnificent alpine summit and look for birds without having to hike there.

Habitats: High elevation spruce-fir forests.

Featured birds: Bicknell's thrush, blackpoll warbler, slate-colored junco, white-throated sparrow.

Season: Best during spring and fall migration. Access by vehicle is seasonal and weather-dependent.

Location: The tollbooth is about three miles from the four-way stop in Wilmington. Follow the Whiteface Memorial Highway past the Santa's Workshop theme park straight up to the toll.

Notes: This is a seasonal road. A fee is required for access.

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