Shallow Lake and Sucker Brook Bay (NW shore of Raquette Lake)

GPS Coordinates: ( 43.799101828151, -74.70514297485 )
Raquette Lake

From Route 28, turn north onto Raquette Lake Road (County Road 2) and drive 0.7 mile, passing through the hamlet of Raquette Lake. Then turn left onto Uncas Road. You'll see the campground entrance at 1.9 miles. Travel another mile on Uncas Road to reach the Sucker Brook Bay trailhead on the right (2.9 miles). Shallow Lake Trail: Take the Sucker Brook Bay trail from Uncas Road for 0.9 mile to the intersection with the Shallow Lake Trail. Bear left for Shallow Lake and follow the trail for 1.6 miles to reach the lake. Boreal species that have been sighted here include the Black-Backed and American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Yellow-bellied and Olivesided Fly Catchers, and many of the Woodland Warblers. Many waterfowl can be found at Shallow Lake. Look for loons, Bald Eagles, and many duck species. Sucker Brook Bay Trail: From the Shallow Lake intersection, continue straight though (to the northeast). You will pass through a variety of birding habitats and trees downed by summer windstorms and harsh winter snows. You'll reach the Bay at 2.2 miles. You may see Wood Warblers, Black-backed Woodpeckers, and Gray Jays.


Sucker Brook Bay Trailhead on Uncas Road ALTERNATE TRAILHEAD: Browns Tract Pond State Campground (shorter route saves 0.7 mile.; day use permit required, may be purchased at the campground from mid-May Through Labor Day) Trail starts near campsite # 68. Travel 0.2 mile to the Sucker Brook Bay Trail. Make a left for the Shallow Lake Trail junction or go right for the Sucker Brook Bay Trail.
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