“This run makes it up to Stockbridge Mountain and passes the Stockbridge Shelter.”
— Jennifer Maskell
Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife
This is a beautiful run passing the Lewis Cemetery and Mine, heading past Lake Nawahunta, and eventually climbing up to the summit of Stockbridge Mountain. Stay the night in the Stockbridge Shelter, complete with two fireplaces, but get there early as it fills up quickly.
Need to Know
There are a few stream crossings and you'll pass some wetlands, so in warmer weather some bug repellent is a must-have. When there's snow on the ground, microspikes or crampons are highly recommended as there are some really steep parts toward the summit and on the descent.
Run up from the Silver Mine Lake Parking Area on the Menomine Trail
and make a right on the Nawahunta Fire Road
. Pick up the NY/NJ Long Path: Section 6
up to the summit of Stockbridge Mountain. Heading down the mountain, pick up the Menomine Trail
again, this time on your left (east). Take that back down to the fire road and back to Silver Mine Lake.
Flora & Fauna
When there's snow on the ground, you're bound to see deer and rabbit tracks.
History & Background
Near the beginning of the run, you'll pass through Lewis Cemetery with tombstones from the mid 1800's. Along the run, you can see the Lewis Mine—it's easy to miss in summer and fall, but you can't miss it in winter.