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Mount Emmons
Seward Mountains as seen from Mt Seymour.jpg
Mount Emmons (left) seen from Seymour Mountain,
March 1995
Highest point
Elevation 4,039 ft (1,231 m)
Prominence 102 ft (31 m)
Listing Adirondack High Peaks 40th
Etymology Ebenezer Emmons
Location Franklin County, New York,
United States
Parent range Seward Mountains,
Adirondack Mountains
Topo map USGS Ampersand Lake

Mount Emmons is a mountain located in the Adirondack Mountains near the southern edge of Franklin County, New York, United States.


The mountain is located within the High Peaks Wilderness Area of Adirondack Park. The mountain (elevation 4,022 feet [1,226 m]) is part of the Seward Mountains of the Adirondacks. Mount Emmons is flanked to the north by Donaldson Mountain and is the westernmost of the 46 High Peaks.

The summit is named after Ebenezer Emmons (1799–1863), a geologist who named the Adirondack Mountains and led the first recorded ascent of Mount Marcy in 1837.

Mount Emmons stands within the watershed of the Cold River, which drains into the Raquette River, the Saint Lawrence River in Canada, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The east side of Mt. Emmons drains into Seward Brook, thence into the Cold River. The west side of Emmons drains into Boulder Brook, thence into the Cold River.

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