Carter Station Middle 3 Loop
Scenic and Destination Hikes Central Adirondack Association Region
end of North St., Town of Webb
Length: 10.3 miles round trip
For bikers, it’s approximately 1 hr 30 min to Carter Station from the North Street Recreation Center.
Start out on snowmobile trail 1 to intersection 8P, turn right to trial 9 at intersection 8. Follow trail 9 to Carter Station. It’s easy to moderate bike riding on dirt roads. Carter Station is a restored and maintained (though unoccupied) station house, one of several operated in the early 1900s by the New York Central Railroad. (Thendara Station and Big Moose Station are others.) Currently, it is the northern terminus of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad out of Thendara Station, and the place where the Mountain Bike Train excursion disembarks.
Leaving Carter Station, take Trail 9/Carter Rd. heading toward Eagle Bay to intersection 26. Turn right on trail M3 (single track over level ground) to Intersection 22. Continue straight ahead on trail 3 to intersection 3. Finish up with a left onto trail 1 to the North St. Rec Center. It’s approximately 75 minutes from Carter Station back to the Rec Center.