Moose River Plains

The Moose River Plains Wild Forest is located in the Towns of Webb and Ohio in Herkimer County and the Towns of Arietta, Inlet, Long Lake, Lake Pleasant and Morehouse in Hamilton County. Numerous lakes and streams, including a portion of the traditional Adirondack canoe route from Old Forge to Saranac Lake, the South Branch of the Moose River, the Cedar River Flow, as well as numerous lakes and ponds, provide for a variety of water based recreational activities. During winter months snowmobiling is the major activity in this unit. The Limekiln Lake‐Cedar River Road provides a connection between the hamlets of Inlet and Indian Lake. DEC also maintains several other roads in the unit, and provides numerous individual camping sites along this road system. This provides a type of outdoor recreation between that of a developed campground and primitive tent camping.

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New York State
Hamilton County
Beaver Lake
Black Bear Mountain
Cedar River Flow
Helldiver Pond
Indian Lake
Mitchell Ponds
Rocky Mountain (Inlet)
Squaw Lake
Wakely Mountain
Wakely Pond

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APA seeks comment on Moose River Plains amendment

Among other things, the amendment would incorporate proposals identified by the International Mountain Bike Association as part of a comprehensive mountain bike trail plan prepared for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Specifically, it would expand opportunities for single-track riding in the Moose River Plains area; concentrate bicycling to specific areas and monitor the level of use; expand bicycling adjacent to highly visited areas such as DEC’s Eighth Lake Campground and Great Camp Sagamore; and connect the trail system to nearby towns and communities.

It would also provide additional recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities. Specifically, the plan calls for modifying the Eighth Lake Canoe Carry/Mike Norris Trail and the Eighth Lake lean-to and related facilities for persons with disabilities. The state would also construct a universal access trail and picnic area east of the new Route 28 parking area.

If you own a 4×4 pickup truck or have tire chains, this might be a good weekend to head up to Moose River Plains, as you might still spot some color as autumn is coming quite late this year. It looks like there should be some mild and quite nice weather up in the plains in this weekend …

  • Saturday will have a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high of 65 degrees at 3pm. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Saturday night will have a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 47 degrees at 6am. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Sunday will have a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high of 54 degrees at 2pm. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Sunday night will be partly cloudy, with a low of 37 degrees at 6am.
  • Columbus Day will be mostly sunny, with a high of 48 degrees at 2pm.