Old Dam Nature Trail

Old Dam Nature Trail

The Old Dam Nature Trail loop, located near Limekiln Lake campsite #98 on the back side of the leach field, is an easy 1.3 mile hike.

Getting there

From downtown Inlet, travel 0.75 mile northeast on Route 28 and turn right Limekiln Lake Road. Follow that for 2 miles to the campsite entrance on the right. The trail is accessed in the DEC-run Limekiln Lake Campground. There is a day use fee, but allows use of all the campground facilities.

By the numbers

  • This is an easy 1.3 mile loop. 

Hiking

You can also access the Third Lake Creek Trail from here.

Cycling

Mountain bikers should expect to take less than an hour to complete this loop.

Birding

Beginning at the trailhead, which leads around the outlet of the lake, visitors might see warblers, woodpeckers, Winter Wrens, or Common and Hooded Mergansers.

Cross-Country Skiing and snowshoeing

The town of Inlet Highway Department plows a four-car parking area at the beginning of the campsite road. Cross–country ski trails are groomed for both skate and traditional skiing. You can connect with the Old Dam Nature Trail and Third Lake Creek but plan on an all day ski through as the trail is not groomed and snowpack can be deep. The total distance of this loop could be more than 10 miles.

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