Launch a canoe to visit this 7-acre island preserve in the northern basin of Hinsdale’s Ashmere Lake.

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Ashmere Island 42.451600, -73.086400 Ashmere Island(center of property) (Directions)

Property Name: Ashmere Island

Town: Hinsdale

Activities: Canoeing, fishing

Special features: Ashmere Lake

Hiking difficulty: Expert — It’s awfully wet! Snowshoeing/skiing is a great way to see the island.

GPS: 42.4516, -73.0864  (center of property)

Ashmere Island is on the northern half of Ashmere Lake. This 7-acre, forested island is very near the eastern and western shores at a pinch-point of the lake. Visit in the spring when azaleas are in bloom; visit in the winter with your ice-fishing gear. No camping and no fires, please.

A public boat launch serving all of the lake is located at Ashmere Lake State Forest at the far south end of the lake (accessed from Hickingbotham Road in Hinsdale).

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