Lakes & Waterfalls

Big Moose Lake

Big Moose Lake offers several interesting bays, marsh areas and trails.

Blue Mountain Lake

Blue Mountain Lake is surrounded by mountains and filled with 10 islands that are part of the forest preserve.

Browns Tract Inlet

Browns Tract Inlet is a 6 mile round trip that is well known for being a part of the 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic. Motor boats are not a feasible option for this route due to the many dams along the way. The surface of the river is as smooth as glass and is covered with water lilies in many areas. At just under 3 miles, you will encounter a boardwalk – the only development on Browns Tract Inlet.

Cascade Lake & Falls

Cascade Lake offers both on and off water adventure – enjoy canoeing, kayaking and fishing on the lake or enjoy hiking on its surrounding 5.5 mile loop. While hiking, you will come across a narrow waterfall on the inlet stream. Reach the trailhead on the right by traveling about 1 mile on Big Moose Road in the town of Eagle Bay.

  • Old Forge, NY
  • 13420

Cascade Pond

The beautiful walk out to Cascade Pond is about 5.6 miles with a few steep ascends and descends. This trail is considered to be of moderate difficulty.

Death/Secret Falls

Death/Secret Falls is a 50-foot long cascade near Golden Beach State Campground in Raquette Lake. The name of the falls derived from Death Brook, the creek which the falls empties into.

Forked Lake

Forked Lake is a 7 mile route bordered by state land. There is a downstream route that connects to Long Lake that consists of both flatwater and fast water.

Fulton Chain of Lakes

The Fulton Chain of Lakes is a 16 mile stretch starting at First Lake in Old Forge. The lake stretches out to 8th lake which leads to a one-mile carry connecting to Raquette Lake. This is a busy boating route with motors permitted.

Lower Moose River

The Lower Moose River has 17 miles of demanding rapids. This route is for expert whitewater rafters, only.

Middle Branch of the Moose

The Middle Branch of the Moose is a 12 mile long round trip where paddlers can easily cruise downriver. Instead of returning against the current, many paddlers take advantage of a shuttle service offered by Tickner’s Canoe and The Adirondack Scenic Railroad called River and Rail. Paddlers can also opt to go down the flatwater route to lock and dam which is located off of Green Bridge Road.

  • 1500 Big Moose Road
  • Eagle Bay, NY
  • 13331
  • Big Moose Road
  • Inlet, NY
  • 13331
  • Loomis Road
  • Inlet, NY
  • 13360
  • Big Moose Road
  • Eagle Bay, NY
  • 13331
  • Thendara, NY
  • 13472
  • Otter Lake, NY
  • 13338
  • Raquette Lake, NY
  • 13436
  • White Lake, NY
  • 12786