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Old 09-28-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
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Burntbridge Pond

Two of us are looking for an overnight hike next weekend of 6-10 miles.
October 3rd to ...., lean-to a plus although prepared with tent.
Leaving from Sy
Sracuse area.


Considering Cranberry Lake area, to Burntbridge pond, from route 3.

Just wondering if anybody has been there before, or suggestions for other locations.

thanks for the assistance.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:46 AM   #2
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Ive been from Rt 3 around the lake. Havent made it up to Burntbridge yet.
3 miles in from Rt3 is BrandyBrook. There are 2 tent sites on your right just past the bridge.( the first has a thunder box) One is on the creek upstream a bit, the other is right at the intersection of Burntbridge trail and Brandy Brook trail towards the south.
Further along the lake ,with in a few miles are some nice tent sites right on the lake, #13 and #14 come to mind.Thats about 4 miles from Brandy Brook.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:26 AM   #3
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Picture of the "Thunder Box" at Brandy Brook. Came in handy...
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:53 PM   #4
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Thats one way to cure writing on the bathroom walls!Well we've got Leanto rescue out there,how bout outhouse rescue,and no,I'm not volunteering,no way.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:12 PM   #5
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Two places I've been eyeing up are Chubb Lake, Gull Lake and Sand Lake off Route 28 in Woodgate (Trails 101, 102 and 103 in the West Central guidebook) and Middle Settlement/Middle Branch Lakes off 28 near Thendara (Trails 73-77 in the West Central guidebook). Never been there, but they sound interesting. I hope to check one of them out in a few weeks.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:33 PM   #6
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Two of us are looking for an overnight hike next weekend of 6-10 miles.
October 3rd to ...., lean-to a plus although prepared with tent.
Leaving from Sy
Sracuse area.


Considering Cranberry Lake area, to Burntbridge pond, from route 3.

Just wondering if anybody has been there before, or suggestions for other locations.

thanks for the assistance.
I've been there. It's a pretty spot, but seems to attract some illegal ATV use from an adjacent private property.

If by some chance you're looking at the NG Trails Illustrated map, they show the trail and the lean-to incorrectly. The lean-to is located at the northwest end of the lake, where the shoreline is marshy. The trail does not follow the north shore like the map shows.

If you go this coming week, there should still be quite a bit of color remaining. The vast majority of the trail passes through hardwood forests.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:41 AM   #7
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I totally enjoyed the hike when we did it two years ago. There was a fair bit of blow down past the pond, but I hear that's been cleaned up.
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:42 PM   #8
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nice spot

and yes almost all of the blowdown has been cleared, I biked it a couple weeks ago.

The lean-to and site were in great shape when I was there, no trash, clean site. It was a very peaceful and relaxing spot.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:28 AM   #9
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Burntbridge ponds is an amazing lean to. It's in great condition with plenty of firewood nearby. Also, it's out of the way, so the chances of finding it unoccupied are high. Lean to is clean has a great view of Burntbridge pond and a occupied beaver lodge.
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