Pigeon River Country State Forest: Pickerel Lake Pathway
It’s great introduction to this state forest campground. Pickerel Lake is the most popular place to set up camp in Pigeon River Country because it’s the largest facility, featuring the best swimming, some interesting fishing opportunities and serves as the trailhead for the Pickerel Lake Pathway. Combine them all and you have a wonderful destination for the weekend.
Pickerel Lake Pathway is an easy, 2-mile loop that encircles the lake, staying within sight of the water for much of the hike. Although at times you’re hiking through matchstick forests of aspen and even an old clearcut, in the beginning the pathway skirts an interesting cedar swamp and at the north end of the lake winds past pines large enough to make any botanist pause and look up.
Maps often show a trail that connects Pickerel Lake Pathway to Green Timbers but keep in mind that this route is poorly marked and very hard to follow.
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