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Trout Lake- boy scout bay

Posted by Bill Hill,
North Country explorer from Edwards NY
December 18, 2016

Just a short snowshoe trip back to boy scout bay on Trout lake. The trail-head sign says 1 mile, but it was closer to 8/10th according to GPS. We started from the the Cedar Lake Public Forest Access Road/ north shore road, about 1/3rd mile off county rt 19 in Hermon. We had freezing rain for a few hours this morning, but by noon everything was done. Mid 20s and overcast, so not too bad for snowshoeing. It's an easy trail and leads to a picnic area on trout lake (complete with an outhouse). The wind off the lake was pretty brutal so we went over the hill toward the trout lake/ Campbell road trail for our lunch (another nice hike in this state forest.). A side trip to the Cedar Lake over look is pretty awesome too. Didn't see any wildlife, and wasn't long or difficult, but still was better than an afternoon on the couch. We (my wife and I) are making it a point to do at least one outdoor romp a month, kind of a personal challenge. If you are in the area, it's worth your time to give this one a go. The DC link is posted below http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/104571.html