The Ausable River watershed abounds with recreational opportunities. The river originates in the Adirondack High Peaks, on the shoulders of Mount Marcy. Twenty-seven of the forty-six High Peaks are within the Ausable River watershed. The adventurous angler will find native Brook Trout in the boulder and cobble strewn brooks and streams flowing out of the High Peaks. The East and West Branches of the river both offer great fly fishing opportunities with numerous easily accessible fishing locations. If you enjoy paddling over casting you will find gorgeous flat water paddling opportunites along River Road outside of Lake Placid and Lake Everest in Wilmington, as well as dozens of lakes and ponds to explore. The watershed also contains numerous short hikes to grand vistas of the Adirondacks or beautiful waterfalls.