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Brady's Lake -Not Just for the Sportsman - Pocono Lake, PA Poconos

Mountain Biking at Brady's LakeThis weekend’s weather looks glorious in the Poconos, perfect for mountain biking! Brady’s Lake is a 25,000 acre playground. We’ve spent a lot of time here – it’s just across the street from our home. You might want to pick up a topo map at a local sporting goods store. In Blakeslee, you can get one at Blakeslee Sport shop There are an abundance of trails, you find new ones all the time. You can take a short bike ride or you can take the whole day to explore the area. There is not a lot of steep challenges – but some good riding and a wonderful, quiet way to see nature at it’s best. If you start off at the entrance, it’s about three miles to the lake. There is no trail that loops around the lake – you either go to the left or the right, but don’t expect to ride around the lake. Work your way down to the old railroad bed- a great way to get back to Thornhurst, crossing the Lehigh River. If you go to the right side of the lake, you can work your way to Gouldsboro. Some of the most wonderful things we came across was a small pond with two young deer playing. Bikes are quiet so we were able to come up on them and watch without alerting them to our presence. Or there was the time my husband came around a curve into a flock of turkey on the ground. They got spooked – the trail was lined with trees -it was like a tunnel of trees and as my husband cycled the turkey took off directly over his head making him feel like he was in an Alfred Hitchcock movie as he rode and they flew just above him. Or the time were on the railroad bed and my friend didn’t have her glasses on to see the large black bear up ahead – I stopped and told her we might want to turn around NOW! In July the whole area is filled with wild blueberries. So you always get to stop and enjoy a snack. And taking the grandkids for a short ride is the best. Because it’s not terribly challenging, Markus-5 and Alex-7, can test their biking skills without a lot of danger. Of course, you have to stop and look at the geese and their babies or skip rocks across the lake. Just a side note- if you go during any day but Sunday during a hunting season – wear orange. Right now – it Spring Gobbler season from May 13 – 31st.  If you want to stay the weekend, click here to find a great cabin to rent for the weekend!

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