Activities

Camping

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Holmes Lake is a small beautiful lake located in the Shaker Mountain Wild Forest of the southwestern Adirondacks.

The hardest part of hiking to this lake is the dirt road to the main trailhead. The road is not very good and not recommended for anything but high clearance vehicles. Don't let that deter you. If you have to just park before the road gets bad or near the start of the road. It just makes your hike a bit longer, but keeps your vehicle from getting stuck or damaged.

It is a 1.1 mile one way hike to Holmes Lake from the gated trailhead at the end of Holmes Road or 2.3 miles one way from the start of Holmes Road at Peters Corner off County Route 112. Either way it's a pretty easy hike to Holmes Lake.

At the gated trailhead for the main trail, the DEC sign states it's 1.0 miles to the lean to
and 1.1 miles to Holmes Lake. You are following blue DEC trail markers.  There is an old yellow marked trail located near the lean to that travels about 0.25 miles to a scenic designated campsite on the eastern shore of Holmes Lake.

If you enjoy solitude this spot is for you! Always remember leave no trace.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Activities

Camping

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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