Mt. Misery Trail, New Lisbon

Directions: Enter Lebanon State Forest (main entrance off rt 70E about 0.5 miles past the rt70/rt72 circle, entrance will be just past the crest of the hill on the right hand side) Follow signs to Pakim Pond.  Park in the Pakim parking area, and trail head will be to the left-hand side of the pond.  No drinking water is available except at the parking area (if the bathrooms are open).  Trail is mostly sand.

Trail Information: This trail is about 10 miles.  It is very well marked (white blaze) but twists and turns a lot crossing many dirt roads and side paths with sharp random turns thrown in, so you must pay attention to where you're going!  This trail zigzags through the Pine Barrens, starting with very typical Pine Barrens feel, moving into more of an upland type forest with significant hardwood growth and eventually heading into a cranberry bog area. Just past the bogs you will junction with the ADA trail (a gravel path-red blaze), where you will turn left and head back to Pakim.

Miscellaneous Information: Passes an old rusty car that is interestingly enough right in the middle of the forest with seemingly no entrance/exit route.  VERY high tick area May-Sept.

Kimberly H