This trail winds through a beech forest and opens up on to a small mountain lake. If you take the trail downstream to Limekiln Lake, be sure to hop the rocks back upstream to Fawn Lake. The 50-year-old beaver dam holds back the quiet waters, where dragonflies and large bullfrogs chorus.
How to get there
Travel north on Route 28 for 0.75 mile, right on Limekiln Road, and turn left in 2 miles onto Parkhurst Road (0.75 mile dead end road). Park at the sandy tunaround and hike 0.06 mile from the driveway on the left to the trailhead.
Alternate Route: Enter the Moose River Recreation Area and park at mile marker 1. You will see a large, open pull-off on the right. An old Jeep logging road just 60 yards back will take you to the lake in a very short — and usually muddy — walk. This is not recommended for winter access as the Moose River Plains is a snowmobile corridor and not open to cars or trucks in the winter.
By the numbers
- It's 0.75-mile to the lake
Hiking, this trail shouldn't take more than an hour. The trail is flat and easy, and only 0.75 mile long.
This isn't a very long trail, but could be fun if you're just starting out or need to quick place to dust off your bike.
.... in winter
Access only from the Parkhurst Road parking area. This is a snowplow turnaround, so parking here is limited. This lake freezes early, but caution must be taken if you wish to explore the frozen surface. The Trail makes for a great short cross country ski trip.
The lake is a perfect habitat for birds in spring and summer. Listen closely for wetland birds!
It's best shoreline Fishing here, especially along the north shore. This lake is very shallow but does hold some brook trout. It's best to fish in spring when the waters are higher. No motorboats are permitted, but if you want to carry a small craft, you'll likely enjoy a quiet paddle!