In the heart of the lake and river country of the northern Adirondacks rises St. Regis Mt at 2,874′ in elevation. It’s not a large mountain by High Peaks standards, but is prominent in its location in the midst of this beautiful wilderness of water. From its open peak and fire tower are commanding views in every direction. To the south are the myriad of ponds and lakes of the St. Regis Canoe Area, a primitive area where only canoes and kayaks are allowed. Looking beyond all this water you see a grand vista of High Peaks form Mt. Marcy all the way to the west and the Seward Mt Range. Eastward is the high cone shaped peak of Whiteface and its neighbor, the McKenzie Mt Range. Finally as one turns and looks north and westward you look over the wild watershed of the 3 branches of the St. Regis River, waterways that are seldom explored and offer great adventure for paddlers looking for seclusion.
The mountain can be reached by Keesemill Road, which leads from Paul Smiths. It’s a 3.5 mile hike through beautiful mature Adirondack forests of hemlock, spruce, maple and birch. Take your time and truly savor a view to beat all views.