Located on the south side of Route 28, the Green Bridge and Lock and Dam picnic area offers about 20 nice fishing locations for fishermen and women of all ages. The Iron Bridge crosses the Middle Branch of the Moose River.
The shores of this large picnic area offer some weed beds for fishing rainbow and brook trout, perch, and sunfish.
Take a left in Thendara on Route 28 at the Steakhouse Restaurant, travel 0.2 mile and turn left onto Green Bridge road in Thendara.
It's an easy, 0.3-mile walk to the dam.
There is a car-top only boat launch at this location.
Abundant bog and water birds along the Moose River, such as Yellow-bellied and Olive-sided flycathers. Abundant Red-breasted Nuthatch and always Gray Jays. Look in the abundant forest for boreal favorites like Barred Owls and Northern Saw-whet Owls, Black-backed Woodpecker, and Bluebirds.
Listen for singing from Mourning, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, and Blackburnian warblers. Find Mourning Warblers in blackberry patches.
Common Snipe will stir the air over the North Branch of the Moose River. Look for low areas which are favorites of Yellow Warbler, Gray Catbird, American Bittern, and Alder Flycatcher.
Iron Bridge Parking Area: Between the hamlets of Old Forge and Thendara on Green Bridge Road (on the south bank of the ), there is parking available for 2-3 vehicles (43.694409°N, 74.998501°W). Google Maps (Leaves DEC website)
Nicks Lake Road (Yellow Markers) extends 0.75 mile from the Iron Bridge Parking Area to the junction with the Lock and Dam and Nicks Lake Trails. The Nick's Lake Road Trail Map (PDF) is available to view and download.