Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway

5021 SR 86
Wilmington, NY 12997- Map It
Phone: (518) 946-2223

AAA Editor Notes

Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway, 3.5 mi. w. via SR 431, is a 5-mile macadam road leading to a parking area near the summit of Whiteface Mountain. The 4,867-foot summit is reached by a .2-mile hiking trail or by an unusual electric elevator set in the cone of the peak. Wear proper footwear and warm clothing. On a clear day the summit house affords a view across more than 100 miles, including the St. Lawrence River and lakes Champlain and Placid.
The Toll House Area, at the beginning of the memorial highway, consists of a 1934 alpine-style gatehouse; the Lake Stevens pond, a popular fishing spot named after 1932 bobsled Olympian Hubert Stevens; the Lake Stevens Tree Trail, which circles the pond and features 34 species of native trees; and a picnic area.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
$15 (per driver per private vehicle); $8 (each vehicle passenger ages 7+ or persons arriving on bicycle).
Hours: Daily 8:45-5:30, mid-June through Columbus Day; Tues.-Thurs. 9-4, Fri.-Mon. 8:45-5:30, mid-May to mid-June (weather permitting). Allow 1 hour minimum.