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Herkimer County offers a variety of cross country skiing and telemark skiing to suit everyones ability. Please scroll down the list to find your perfect trail.

The following trail information was very generously provided by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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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.

Cascade Lake

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.

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