Launch a canoe to visit this 7-acre island preserve in the northern basin of Hinsdale’s Ashmere Lake.
This land, and all of the present-day Berkshires, are the ancestral homeland of the Mohican people who were forcibly displaced to Wisconsin by European colonization. These lands continue to be of great signiﬁcance to the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation today. To learn more visit mohican.com.
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).
GPS: 42.4516, -73.0864 (center of property)
Paddle, ice skate, snowshoe or ski to this small island in the northern half of Ashmere Lake. If you bring a picnic, make sure to take every crumb home with you to avoid luring hungry wildlife to this isolated habitat.
No camping and no fires, please.