Lake Tear of the Clouds is a small tarn located in the town of Keene, in Essex County, New York, United States, on the southwest slope of Mount Marcy, the state's highest point, in the Adirondack Mountains. It is the highest pond in the state. It is often cited as the highest source of the Hudson River, via Feldspar Brook, the Opalescent River and Calamity Brook.
The Hudson River as named actually begins several miles southwest at the outlet of Henderson Lake in Newcomb, New York.In 1872 Verplanck Colvin described the lake as part of a survey of the Adirondack Mountains. He wrote:
Address 12943, United States
Coordinates 44°6'23.987" N -73°56'9.046" E