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Located mostly on the southern shores of Tupper Lake, the 17,140 acre Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest is popular for those adventurers looking to escape the crowds of Tupper Lake. There are six primitive roadside camping spots available along Horseshoe Lake, with a few others away from the lake. The wild forest also has access of Lows Lake & Hitchins Pond Primitive Area for those looking to explore the area. The Bog River is a very popular destination, however the most popular hiking destination is the fire tower on Mount Arab.
Try out hiking to Big Trout Lake from the parking area at Lows Lower Dam. There is a trail that meanders along the Bog River from the Lower Dam. An unknown gem is the short 1.1 mile hike to the 2267 foot summit of Coney Mountain with 360 degree views. The trail is located right off NY 30. You can also try the bushwhack to the 2162 foot summit of Goodman Mountain with nice views to the east. While in the area we also suggest checking out Lows Upper Dam-Hitchins Pond Overlook. The Bog River Falls is a popular destination, right off NY 421.
Directions to Horseshoe Lake: From the village of Tupper Lake continue south on NY 30 toward Tupper Lake. At the intersection of NY 421 take a right onto NY 421 and continue for approximately 6 miles to Horseshoe Lake.
Destinations in Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest
Mount Arab Coney Mountain Goodman Mountain Bog River Falls Goodman Bridge Winding Falls Round-Bog Confluence Black Pond Bridge Brook Pond Big Trout Lake Black Bay Bog River Walk
Designated campsite #4 on Horseshoe Lake
Campfire at campsite #1 on Horseshoe Lake
Above map courtesy of Andy Arthur -> andyarthur.org
Bog River Falls from the NY 421 bridge
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