Bittersweet Lake Wilderness Area
(part of the Northern Highland
American Legion State Forest)
Prong Lake
Site 651
Bittersweet Lake
site 652
Bittersweet Lake
site 653
Smith Lake
site 654
Oberlin Lake
Site 655
Bittersweet_Lake_from_Master_Plan.txt
#21 Bittersweet Lakes:
This site contains 180 to 220-year old red and white pine,
270-year old relict hemlock forest and mature northern
hardwoods.
The site contains the existing 568-acre Bittersweet
Lakes SNA, and would now be managed as the
Bittersweet
Recreation Area featuring non-motorized recreation
opportunities.
The land management would maintain the old-growth
forest primarily through passive management techniques.
The relict old-growth forest of hemlock, white and red pine
along with the existing SNA would be combined to form an
expanded Bittersweet Lakes SNA encompassing 1,136
acres,
including 288 water acres. The site would provide an
unparalleled
opportunity for research, education, and low intensity
recreation among the oldest trees on the state forest.
Biotic Inventory: 38
CROG: 16AB
Draft Master Plan Area: 21
Bittersweet Non-motor Recreation Area
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