<!-- The following few lines create the "Infobox" table template. Please scroll down to edit the main content of the article. --><!-- End Infobox template table -->The Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness Area
, an Adirondack Park
unit of New York's Forest Preserve
, is located in the town of Webb
, Herkimer County
, and the Town of Greig
, Lewis County
. It is bounded on the north by private lands in the vicinity of North Pond, Hitchcock Pond, Moose Pond and the headwaters of the Independence River
; on the east by private lands along the Remsen
to Lake Placid
railroad right-of-way; on the south by private lands along NY 28
and by the wood road leading to the Copper Lake property; and on the west by Pine Creek and a DEC
maintained foot trail from Pine Creek to Pine Lake, East Pine Pond, and Big Otter Lake.
The terrain consists of low rolling hills with many beaver meadows and swamps. Although the area is forest covered, extensive forest fire damage in the southern half has resulted in much of it now being covered with brush, pin cherry, aspen and bracken fern.
In the northern half, mixed hardwood and softwood stands of trees relatively small in diameter predominate. The exceptions are the scattered individual white pine trees just north of the former truck trail which were not cut in the last logging operation. Some of these trees exceed 100 feet (30 m) in height and are more than 40 inches (102 cm) in diameter.
Public access from the north and south is nearly all blocked... Read More