Most Popular Winter Trailhead
From the intersection of Route 8 and Route 10 in Piseco, follow Route 8 toward Lake Pleasant. Continue for just over 3.5 miles to the Northville-Placid Trail trailhead on the right.
From the trailhead you will hike along the ever-so-popular Northville-Placid Trail. This section of the trail is an wonderfully quiet area to be in.
You will pass by a lovely marsh on the left before coming to a footbridge over the outlet. Take a left at the bridge, onto the unmarked path that follows the west bank of the brook. You'll come to a beaver dam on a narrow bay of the shallow lake. Poplar Mountain towers above the far end of the lake and the slopes of Buckhorn Mountain come down to meet the water to the east.
Round Trip Distance
Most hikers can complete this trek in less than 3 hours.