May 28, 2024

The Spring on Wolf Gap Road

Great North Mountain

This spring has provided water to travelers for over a century. Wolf Gap Road (Route 675) existed before the Civil War. It’s been paved since then, but it’s still narrow and winding, so it’s not suitable for tractor-trailers or long RVs. 

While I was walking up from the parking space to the spring, a couple stopped to get water. This man pointed out that the trough that you see in the lower left of the first picture was built to provide water for horses. 

 This spot is not far from the top of the mountain, where Wolf Gap Campground is. Just past that is the West Virginia state line, where Wolf Gap Road turns into Trout Run  Road. 

Mountain laurel is now in bloom and is plentiful along that road.


  1. Interesting about the spring and great to know the mountain laurel is blooming. Time for a trip up there.

  2. Such almost pristine places remind me of my childhood.
    Beautiful fountain.
    The blooming laurel on the mountain like a miracle!
    Have a beautiful day Linda!

  3. The mountain laurel is pretty, it is blooming here now too. Take care, enjoy your day!

  4. ...springs like this are common in the Adirondacks too!

  5. We also have a spring (actually several) up near the top of winding mountain roads. People bring jugs to take the water home, and it's tested yearly to be sure it doesn't carry any bad things. One spring has Lithia in it.

  6. It’s good to know that at least a little water is still free from contamination.


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