ASTRID LAKE TRAIL
0.0 From the trailhead parking lot, walk about 100 feet toward
Lake Jeanette to the start of the trail on the left side of the road.
0.2 Trail intersection with the road leading to the boat ramp providing access to Lake Jeanette. Bear left, walk along the road a short distance, and reenter the woods on the right.
0.4 Intersection with the Echo Trail; pick up the trail on the other side of the road. In about 125 feet, reach the intersection with the Lake Jeanette-Nigh Lake portage trail and turn left. The portage soon enters a spruce bog.
0.6 Reach a boardwalk crossing the wettest section of the bog.
Immediately after the boardwalk, the trail crosses a small hill. It passes first through spruce and white birch and then moves gradually into jack pine and large aspens.
1.1 Trail intersection at Nigh Lake; turn left onto the trail leading to Astrid Lake, passing the portage which continues on to Nigh Lake.
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