This path might be primarily used as a canoe carry, but it makes for an enjoyable walk for those looking to stretch their legs.
How to get there
The parking area is a small gravel pull off along Route 28 about 2.4 miles southwest of Raquette Lake. It is typically not plowed in winter.
This is an easy hike over level ground. A path from the parking lot leads you to the main trail. To the right, a path leads to Brown's Tract. Left goes 1.7 miles to Eighth Lake. It's a short 0.6 mile hike down the easy and wide path to Brown's Tract, where a 0.5-mile long raised bridge boardwalk takes paddlers to the water of Browns Tract Flow, which leads out to Raquette Lake.
There are many interesting birds to watch here, like Black-capped Chickadees, Red-eyed and Blue-headed Vireos, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and Swainson's Thrush.
Read our blog about exploring this area on foot!