Bradys Lake

Blakeslee, Pennsylvania

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The long drive to Bradys Lake alone will lend a sense of being deep in the woods. Once at the trailhead lot, the size of Bradys Lake seems endless as your eyes strain to reach the far shores of the lake. You’ll find lots of wildlife here, both above and below the lake surface. You may spot hawks, waterfowl, and the occasional bald eagle, as well as whitetailed deer and a prolific flock of wild turkeys. The lake is stocked with fish and makes for some great shore and boat fishing. Bradys Lake is managed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Fish Commission. Contact these two state agencies for regulations concerning hunting, fishing, and boating on and around the lake. Highlights: short but secluded woodland ride; spectacular location on the shores of Bradys Lake, boating, fishing, foundation ruins, an ancient white pine tree, beautiful old rail grade, wildlife viewing including beaver, deer, and turkey. Tread: great, wide-open grassy old woods roads combined with a neat, hidden old railroad grade covered in cinders.

Bradys Lake Professional Review and Guide

"The long drive to Bradys Lake alone will lend a sense of being deep in the woods. Once at the trailhead lot, the size of Bradys Lake seems endless as your eyes strain to reach the far shores of the lake. You’ll find lots of wildlife here, both above and below the lake surface. You may spot hawks, waterfowl, and the occasional bald eagle, as well as whitetailed deer and a prolific flock of wild turkeys. The lake is stocked with fish and makes for some great shore and boat fishing.

Bradys Lake is managed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Fish Commission. Contact these two state agencies for regulations concerning hunting, fishing, and boating on and around the lake. Highlights: short but secluded woodland ride; spectacular location on the shores of Bradys Lake, boating, fishing, foundation ruins, an ancient white pine tree, beautiful old rail grade, wildlife viewing including beaver, deer, and turkey. Tread: great, wide-open grassy old woods roads combined with a neat, hidden old railroad grade covered in cinders."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Blakeslee
Distance: 5.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour
Trailhead Elevation: 1,800 feet
Top Elevation: 1,990 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania Game Commission 717-183-7507
Local Maps: USGS Thornhurst; DCNR Bureau of Forestry: Delaware State Forest map, Pennsylvania Game Commission SGL 127 map
Driving Directions: Directions to Bradys Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/14/2008
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10/15/2003
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I live in Arrowhead Lakes, which has two openings to this trail. I usually start on the advanced section of the trail, and make my way through that until i eventually get to the railroad bed and take that to the second opening in my community. Overall, the trail is alot of fun with a few steep downhills, long uphills, and a super fun stream crossing. The railroad bed is mostly flat and good for children or beginners.


9/2/2000
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Jack Frost Mountain, Blakeslee, PA. I recently visited Jack Frost Mountain. I am happy to say I never rode so far without peddaling. While peddaling is part of riding, everyone should try riding down a ski slope at least once. The chair lift will bring you back up so you can do it again. A pass is only 10 bucks and it covers all day. When you get off the chair, go to the easy side (left)and as you ride down keep turning right. If you want a killer down-hill try Tobyhanna. It is a lot of fun. Helmet, gloves, elbow and arm guards recommended.



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