While driving through the Adirondacks, have you ever seen New York's Pig Rock? This big pig has been making drivers smile since the 1960s.

The Pig Rock is about six miles north of Speculator, on the east side of Route 30. Pig Rock is a large boulder painted grey, with an eyeball and snout. According to Adirondack Experience, Pig Rock came to life sometime in the 1960s after the daughters of a Whitaker Lake resident painted the giant boulder that was created by NYS DOT during a road construction project that took place in 1955.

In 1991, the DOT wanted to demolish the Pig in order to widen the shoulder of the road. Protesters fought hard to keep this iconic roadside landmark. Today, Pig Rock stands tall, and keeps throwing off drivers on the road.

 


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