Herkimer County

Herkimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It was created in 1791 north of the Mohawk River out of part of Montgomery County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,519

Herkimer County is in central New York State, northwest of Albany, and east of Syracuse. The northern part of the county is in the Adirondack Park. The Mohawk River flows across the south part of the county.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herkimer_County,_New_York

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Map: Bub And Sis Lakes

Map: Bub And Sis Lakes

(and beyond to Moss Lake) and also a trail along the top of a ridge called the Vista Trail. They start out together and split after about 0.2 miles. Take some time to explore the Vista Trail.

The trail to the three lakes is a very pleasant walk in the woods suitable for families. It ascends about 200 feet and the walk to the nearest water is about 0.5 miles. The walk to the stream that flows between Sis and Bubb lakes (where both are visible) is about 0.9 miles. The total mileage for the whole loop including Moss Lake is 6.5 miles. Look below for a shorter loop option.

http://www.cnyhiking.com/SisBubbMossLakeLoop.htm

Map: Ferd’s Bog Trail

Map: Ferd’s Bog Trail

A 50-acre black spruce bog, stream, and bog pond surrounded by 50 acres of boreal forest with a representative bird community including ...Three-toed Woodpecker, Black-backed Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, and Lincoln's Sparrows.

Map: Moss Lake

Map: Moss Lake

This small lake, nestled at the foot of a steep mountain, has seven designated campsites along its eastern shore and is encircled by an old bridle trail. It provides a beautiful and quiet half day paddle. Be on the lookout for nesting osprey and loons. From downtown Inlet, take Route 28 south one mile and then go right onto Big Moose Road. Travel three miles to the parking area on your left. The put-in is 1/10th of a mile along a short, flat hike to the right around the pond at the NYS DEC ADA access dock and beach site. Two campsites are designated as accessible, each is complete with a picnic table, privy, fire ring and tent pad. An observation deck with built-in benches located on the lake shore can be reached by the accessible trail providing a spectacular view of the lake.

http://visitadirondacks.com/paddling/moss-lake

Map: Cascade Lake

Map: Cascade Lake

Pigeon Lake Wilderness Area - Unit Management Plan

The Pigeon Lake Wilderness Area is located in the west central Adirondacks in the Towns of Inlet and Long Lake, Hamilton County, and Webb, Herkimer County. The wilderness is comprised of approximately 50,100 acres of state land and lies between four of the larger bodies of water in the Adirondacks--Big Moose Lake, Stillwater Reservoir, Raquette Lake and the Fulton Chain of Lakes.

Map: Ha De Ron Dah Wilderness

Map: Ha De Ron Dah Wilderness

The Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness contains 26,600 acres and is located in the western foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, west of the hamlet of Old Forge and the Fulton Chain of Lakes and east of Independence River Wild Forest. While not the grandeur of a "High Peaks" wilderness experience, Ha-De-Ron-Dah has plenty to offer for those seeking solitude within the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

The Ha-De-Ron-Dah terrain features hilly, rocky, scenic views, with a variety of streams, swamps, meadows, lakes and ponds. It has tranquil, rolling woodland areas and interesting rock-faced shorelines on ponds and lakes. Big Otter Lake, part of the Independence River Wild Forest lies adjacent to the northwest boundary of the area and it is the largest, most scenic of the many lakes in the vicinity. There are no outstanding topographic features in this Wilderness Area. Unit elevations have a total difference of 800 feet and they rise from l,500 feet in the western portion to the higher hill elevations in the east which do not exceed 2,360 feet. The area appears as gently rounded, rocky hills, interspersed with swamps, beaver meadows, small streams, ponds and lakes.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91261.html

Map: Moss Island

Map: Moss Island

Moss Island is an island in Little Falls, New York, located between the Mohawk River and the New York State Barge Canal. It is composed of an igneous intrusion of syenite, and became an island when canal locks were built so boats could avoid the 40-foot (12 m) falls. It is known for its large 40–50-foot (12–15 m) deep potholes as well as being popular with local rock climbers. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1976.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Moss_Island

Map: Moss Island – Aerial Photo

Map: Moss Island – Aerial Photo

Moss Island is an island in Little Falls, New York, located between the Mohawk River and the New York State Barge Canal. It is composed of an igneous intrusion of syenite, and became an island when canal locks were built so boats could avoid the 40-foot (12 m) falls. It is known for its large 40–50-foot (12–15 m) deep potholes as well as being popular with local rock climbers. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1976.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Moss_Island

Map: Ohisa And Otsquago State Forests

Map: Ohisa And Otsquago State Forests

Herkimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It was created in 1791 north of the Mohawk River out of part of Montgomery County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,519

Herkimer County is in central New York State, northwest of Albany, and east of Syracuse. The northern part of the county is in the Adirondack Park. The Mohawk River flows across the south part of the county.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herkimer_County,_New_York

I was thinking the other day it’s been six years since I’ve last been out to Woodhull Lake in the Black River Wild Forest It’s a nice, mostly wilderness reservoir that is accessible most of the way by a one lane gravel road.

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There are several roadside campsites along the two mile road, mostly very rustic and somewhat overgrown as they are lightly used.

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The lake is quiet, especially on weekdays, and often very placid and quite clear.

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There is a nice lean-to at Wolf Landing.

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And it’s a nice hike back to Remsen Falls on Moose River.

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Good fishing on the reservoir, and you might even spot a deer or two.

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I’m thinking of getting back up there again this summer..

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