Explore both branches of the Ausable River. Take a tour of small towns and explore the treasure hunting possibilities in the shops and galleries.


Start in Wilmington and head on Route 86 toward Lake Placid. Follow the West Branch Ausable River. In Lake Placid, head toward Keene on Route 73. In Keene, turn onto Route 9N toward Jay to follow the East Branch Ausable River. In Jay, turn back onto Route 86 to arrive back in Wilmington. 

Scenic Drive

Circle the mountains and rivers as they merge and form in this interesting area of high rock bluffs, giant boulders, and sudden rapids, all visible during a highly scenic drive.


  • 54 miles, many pulloffs enroute.
  • Attraction and hiking opportunities.
  • Services in Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, and Ausable Forks.

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