| OLD FORGE, INLET, LIMEKILN AREA|
in the Haderondah Wilderness
The Haderondah Wilderness northwest
of Rt. 28 at Old Forge offers several possibilities for combining cross country
skiing with winter camping. The first access is opposite the DOT parking area
on Rt. 28 at O'Kara Lakes. To reach the second access, turn north on Tower Rd.
just before the railroad bridge at Thendara. Limited parking is available at the
gate at the end of the town road.
The cross country routes utilize existing
foot trails and a small portion of as little used snowmobile trail from Big Otter
to Pine Lake.
McKeever Truck Trail
Truck Trail provides an opportunity for interesting skiing. The Hamlet of McKeever
is on Rt. 28, north of Otter Lake. Turn right before bridge over Moose River and
park at end of plowed road. This trail starts at the gate on the truck tail and
follows along the South Branch of the Moose River for 6.0 miles.
Lake to Limekiln Lake Crossover
This route connects the northern
end of Third Lake with the road system in the Limekiln Lake Public Campground,
a distance of 7 miles. It uses old logging roads and other trails existing in
the area. The route involves gentle grades. In Old Forge, take South Shore Rd.
for 6 miles. the trail starts one-half mile southwest of Petrie Rd. Because the
trail crosses some private eland, please remain on the marked trail. The eastern
end of this trail may be reached by continuing on South Shore Rd. through the
Town of Inlet and then to Limekiln Rd. shortly thereafter. The campground is at
the end of this road.
Loop Trail Around Black Bear Mountain
The start of this trail is found in the Village of Eagle Bay on Rt. 28. From the
junction of Big Moose Rd. and Rt. 28, proceed 1 1/4 miles east to marked trailhead.
The trail passes around the eastern end of Black Bear Mt. and returns to Rt. 28,
about 1/2 mile further east.
Eagle Bay take the Big Moose Rd. The trailhead is 1 mile from the center of town.
The distance to Cascade Lake is about 1 mile. The round trip to go completely
around the lake is about 5 miles.
Moss Lake Trail
From Eagle Bay, take the Big Moose Rd. approximately 2 1/2 miles to the trailhead.
The trail follows an old bridle path around the lake and offers several excellent
vistas. The trail is 2 miles in length.