Me and 2 of my friends would like to take a trip over to the ADK park and camp a couple of nights. We would be coming from the west on I90 through Utica so to save trip time we want to just barely enter the park itself. We basically want to make it there and then start hiking.
Growing up I spent plenty of time on the eastern side of the park so I am pretty unfamiliar with the western side.

We are looking for about a 5mi hike (on trail or off) to a body of water where we can set up camp for a couple of nights.
Does anyone have any experience, thoughts, ideas for this area? The more secluded, and less traveled the better.