This is a short, steep hike (about 2 miles round trip). There are many good views along the way. It is easy to get to, just north of Schroon Lake.
The trail head to Severance Hill can be found on Route 9, just north of Schroon Lake. Though this is a rather short and easy uphill hike, it affords nice views of Schroon Lake and the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area beyond.
Great hike for families with young children or those needing an easy hike. Only 30-45 minutes with a rewarding view at the top.