The route is in the beautiful Adirondack Park region, linking unique history to breathtaking scenery. Today, the route is a popular tourist attraction, attracting many nature enthusiasts for its exceptional views of the Adirondack landscape.
The trail begins in Long Lake at NY 30, and follows New York State Route 28N to its eastern end at NY 28 in North Creek. The trail is long. The New York State Department of Transportation has declared the Roosevelt-Marcy Trail a byway. There are signs posted along the trail that display "Roosevelt-Marcy Trail".