Carter Station Loop
Scenic and Destination Hikes Central Adirondack Association Region
end of North St., Town of Webb
Length: about 9.2 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, proceed on trail 9 to intersection 24; head left on trail 89 to intersection 23 (enroute pass by Little Stafford Pond on the left). Turn left on trail 8 to intersection 22, at the bottom of a moderate downhill section.
Turn right onto trail 3. Off trail 3 is Maly Loop, a 15 minute ride on a two-track dirt road, with a lean-to 50 yards off the loop trail on a broad single track. Continue on trail 3 to intersection 3, then it’s left onto trail 1 to the North Street Bridge. Your return ride from Carter Station is approximately 70 min., easy riding with one moderate downhill section.