The Siamese Pond Trail Improvement Society and community volunteers repaired the accessible trail and picnic area at Thirteenth Lake in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness this fall. The trail was severely eroded during the 2019 Halloween storm. DEC purchased the necessary materials while volunteers supplied wheelbarrows, rakes, and a bucket loader.
The .1-mile hardened path from the Thirteenth Lake trailhead to the shore of Thirteenth Lake provides access to an accessible hand launch and four accessible tent sites.
DEC thanks the Siamese Pond Trail Improvement Society for their continued commitment to trail work and community improvement and the local volunteers who helped complete this project.
Well done from one volunteer (Lean2Rescue) to another!
The restored trail down to 13th Lake was certainly appreciated by those paddlers and campers I encountered on a lovely fall day. Thanks to the volunteers and to the DEC assistant forest ranger who regularly signed into the trail register on patrol. His work each week, and that of the forest rangers in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness (and elsewhere), is also highly valued. Meanwhile, the beavers, herons, mergansers and loons on the lake had the last word – as they should.