Beaver Brook Bog is a birding area located off Uncas Road, near the village of Raquette Lake. The trail is on the right when leaving the village.
This trail leads north to Shallow Lake. After 1 mile, it crosses a log bridge over the bog. This is a wonderful area to see Black-backed and Northern Three-Toed Woodpeckers, Gray Jays, Boreal Chickadees, Olive-Sided and Yellow Bellied Fly Catchers, White Throated, Swamp and Lincoln Sparrows, Rusty Blackbird, Solitary Vireo, Parula, Yellow Rumped, Palm, Nashville and Common Yellow Throat Warblers, Saw-whet and Short-Eared owls, and Red Breasted Nuthatch.
Winter overview: Recommended for snowshoe access only.
Distances: 3 miles round-trip loop.
Mountain bike difficulty: Intermediate
This area should only take a couple of hours for most people to explore.
Read about a birding expedition with the blog Climbing and Birding West Mountain.