This is a two-mile, flat-water paddle to an old dam that generated the power for the Great Camp Sagamore complex years ago. The water way is a good boreal habitat.
Look for warblers near the dam. The American Bittern can be often heard doing his water pump "Oong-ka' choonk! Oong-ka" choonk! call near the bridge in June. The mile-long foot trail on the right side of the dam goes through large hardwoods to the Sagamore Road and is good for warblers and other summer songsters.
How to get there
From Raquette Lake, at the intersection of Route 2 and 28, take Sagamore Road south towards Great Camp Sagamore for 3.6 miles. Then turn west onto the side road that leads to the large parking area for hiking.