Goodman Mountain is approximately 3 miles round-trip and stands 2,176 feet high. The difficulty level of the hike is considered to be easy-to-moderate.
Just south of Tupper Lake on the east side of State Route 30, you'll find the parking area and trailhead. The first quarter-mile of the trail is wheelchair accessible, and the entire hike is regarded as family-friendly.
Goodman Mountain, formerly named Litchfield Mountain, was renamed in 2002 to honor civil rights activist Andrew Goodman. Goodman, a 20-year old college student and summer resident of Tupper Lake, sacrificed his life in 1964 while working on a voter registration campaign in Mississippi. When he was younger, Goodman and his family members summited the mountain frequently, and one uncle even painted the family name on the summit. Some members of the Goodman family still own property in the area today.
The official trail and parking area were constructed by the DEC in the summer of 2014, which marked the 50th anniversary of Goodman's passing.