OLD FORGE, INLET, LIMEKILN AREA
Trails 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
The Mckeever 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.
Third 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.
In 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.