A moderate half day family adventure. Beginning at South Meadow near the Adirondack Loj, we hike a wide rolling trail through a diverse forest of red and sugar maples along the Pelkey and Phelps Brooks to reach the vast open Marcy Dam at 2,362 feet elevation. Whales Tail Mountain, Wright Peak, Algonquin Peak, Avalanche Mountain, Mount Colden and Phelps Mountain tower above as we picnic, explore, and learn about the area.