Chain of Lakes
Old Forge to Third Lake
Begin in the hamlet of Old Forge, on the south side of Route
28, immediately adjacent to the Town of Webb Tourist Information
Center. A nearby municipal parking lot allows long-term parking.
Before starting, consult the large map mural in the parking lot
and sign the registration book. Canoeists are advised that there
is often heavy motorized boat traffic between Old Forge and Inlet,
including the Alger Island State Campground. From Old Forge, you
pass through about 1.5 miles of winding stream and come out into
First Lake at it's western extremity. Keep right of the channel
buoy and head slightly southeast toward DeCamp island, an State-owned
property with four designated campsites and no open fires. Passage
from Second Lake into Third lake is not apparent. Mileage
from Old Forge to the head of Third Lake is 4.5 miles.