Just a beautiful hike! If you are able to park in the newer parking area on Mill Brook Road, the hike is only 2.6 miles total! Just drive beyond the larger Bear Creek Road Parking area if you desire. Even if you start out at the larger area, this is still a very doable hike for all ages, and the lean-to site is RIDICULOUSLY picturesque. The lean-to is not 25 feet from the shore, and if you are lucky there will be canoes and paddles at the shore for further exploring. Just an amazing hike.