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“The source”

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Owner description: Pond located on top of Mount Marcy that is the source of the Hudson River.
Morris County, NJ
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77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The source”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is the source of the Hudson River. The view is gorgeous with the lake framing the summit of Mount Marcy in the background. This is where Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was camped when President McKinley was shot. He received the news here and had to hurry down the mountain and back to Washington and upon McKinley's eventual death , became president.

Visited October 2012
5 Thank Brian S
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Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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206 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“The Source of the Hudson River”
Reviewed 14 September 2012

This tiny lake, or really a pond, is the highest lake source of the Hudson River. It is found on the west slope of Mt. Marcy. It is peaceful, photogenic and a sublime place to sit and contemplate your long hike to find it and how it feeds one of the great rivers of America.

4 Thank Patrick E
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