Harriman State Park,
Seven Hills Trail: Blue blaze
Tuxedo-Mount Ivy Trail: Red blaze
Total Time: 1:10 hr
Estimated Distance: 2.8 miles
Level of Difficulty: Slightly Difficult
Level of Recommendation: Slightly Recommended. Tranquil, but no view.
Points Of Interest: Good climb, tranquility, and excellent lake views.
Google Maps of Parking:
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This was my first totally frigid hike of the winter season. When I started the hike, my car thermometer measured 12 degrees. When I finished the hike, it measured 16. At least it was sunny and the wind was minimal. But since I was alone and the weather was so cold, I did a smaller hike than usual.
I started at the Lake Sebago Boatch Launch area off Seven Lakes Drive. It is opposite here that the Seven Hills Trail starts. I took the Seven Hills Trail up the mountain, past the Diamond Brook, and then veered off on the road towards Lake Wanoksink for just a short bit until the Tuxedo-Mount Ivy Trail. I then took the Tuxedo-Mount Ivy Trail down the mountain to the Lake Sebago Dam, and then took the path parallel to the shoreline of the lake heading north back to my car.
|Map of the Route|
|Lake Sebago from the Boat Launch.|
This part is entirely frozen with clear ice.
|Ice Formations on the Lake Shore.|
|Another View from the Boat Launch of the Frozen Lake,|
with an overturned beached boat.
|On the northern part of Diamond Mountain at the intersection|
of the 7 Hills and Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy Trail.
|The Lake Sebago Dam with 7 Lakes Drive Directly Above.|
|Southern part of Lake Sebago.|
For some reason this part of the Lake was not frozen.