Winter Overview: Winter access here is great for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The parking area is plowed, and the trail provides a great primitive backcountry experience.
The trail to Third Lake Creek is a seldom-used path that may be tough going after the first 2 miles, but the winding creek along the trail is well worth the time. This path ends at the nature trail in the Limekiln Lake Campground.
Native brook trout abound in Third Lake Creek's shallow waters. The shore is very spongy and wet, so exercise caution when fishing.
The creek is nestled among spruce and balsam trees. Bird species often found here are Wood Warbler, Boreal Chickadee, White-Throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Red Breasted Nuthatch, White Breasted Nuthatch, and various woodpeckers.
The trail is single track and good for intermediate mountain biking. Just be sure to pay attention to the markers and stay left to get to the nature trail at the back of the Limekiln Lake Campground.
Location: Take South Shore Road from downtown Inlet and drive 7 miles to the parking area on the left.
Distance: It's 5.8 miles to the campground.
Due to the seldom-used nature of this path, it can take more than 7 hours for hikers to do the round trip.