Baldface Mountain

Walking through a muddy trail
Walking through a muddy trail


Indian Lake, NY 12842

Combine paddling and hiking for this fun adventure!

By the numbers

  • Distance: 1.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation gain: 550 feet

Getting there

This hike requires a paddle to reach the trailhead in Norman's Cove, a short 1.0 mile from the Clarks Indian Lake Marina off Lakeshore drive in Sabael. There is a charge for the use of the marina. You may also paddle 7.5 miles from the DEC Indian Lake Campground boat ramp to reach the trailhead.

Clark's Marina is approximately 4.5 miles south of Indian Lake, where you make a left onto Lake Shore Drive. The marina is on the left part way down the road. This is the shortest canoe paddle to the trailhead. The Indian Lake Islands DEC campground is 12 miles south on Route 30 from Indian Lake, on the left hand side of Rte 30, or 12 miles north of Speculator on the right side of Route 30.


As you enter Norman's Cove, look for the trailhead to the left of the cove, where a DEC trailhead sign is prominently displayed next to a large rock. The sheltered bay has a great picnic area, where you can leave your boat and start your hike. Follow the red markers to the summit. It is an easy ascent to spectacular views of the area from open ledges on the summit.

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