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Nelson Lake Trailhead

Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 28, near Minnehaha in Herkimer County

A nice ride by mountain bike or snowmobile, as well as a nice hike or cross-country ski.

Noted for usage by mountain bikers, this trail is accessed at Nicks Lake State Campsite Southwest of Old Forge or from a snowmobile trail Bisby Road. One-way distance to Remsen Falls is 3.5 miles and there is a larger loop trail of 11.5 miles. This trip utilizes two snowmobile trails to Nelson Lake and Remsen Falls and the connecting loop is a foot trail. Multiple trails located around Nicks Lake can be used to create some optional loops. From NY Route 28 in Old Forge, turn onto Gilbert Street, then turn right at the next stop sign following signs for Nick's Lake State Campground. Bear left at another stop sign, then turn left onto Bisby Road. Park about 100 yards ahead at the second snowmobile trailhead.

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Nearby Communities:McKeever
Closest Byway:Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:remote
Closest Route #:State Rt. 28
Best Season:summer
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
URL:Nelson Lake Trailhead website


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