Easy hike for kids with scenery.
You will notice this gets very little winter use from snowshoers, however, it's not too far-fetched to see ice fishermen out on the horizon. From the parking area you will start your snowshoe trip on an easy trail with very little elevation change. Johnny Mack Brook is to your right, but not as noticeable during the winter. On occasion the current will be rapid enough to cause the ice not to freeze. You quickly will come to a crossing with a snowmobile trail, just shy of the pond. Continue straight across the snowmobile trail and locate a narrow path, possibly obstructed by heavy snow on the trees, this leads out to the pond. If you take a right onto the snowmobile trail and cross a wood bridge you will also have other opportunities to approach the pond. The snowmobile trails go on for a very long time and eventually come out into the hamlet of Indian Lake.
Distance Round Trip:
Approximate Time Round Trip:
Families with Kids: 1 to 1.5 hours
Experienced Snowshoers: 1 hour
Out of Shape Snowshoers: 1 to 1.5 hours
From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28 in Indian Lake follow Route 28/30 for 6.0 miles to the trailhead on the right.
Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest
One: This is a very short and easy trail, a perfect spot to recreate with the entire family.
Additional Important Information:
Hiking on any frozen body of water is dangerous. You should know the conditions of the ice before attempting to do so and even then at your own risk.