At over 14,000 mostly forested acres, the Arcadia Management Area is the states largest recreational area, offering users a great variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Co-managed by DEMs Divisions of Forest Environment and Fish & Wildlife, it is promoted as, and actively managed for hunting, as well as fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, to name a few activities. Multiple use management principles apply, assuring a safe and satisfying experience for hunters and non-hunters alike. Miles upon miles of gravel roads and well marked and maintained trails entice hikers to return to a different section each visit. These same trails are often used by mountain bikers or horseback riders so all users need to act responsibly, show courtesy, and share the road. Recommended parking for mountain bikers is at either the Browning Mill Pond Recreation Area lot, or the Brook Trail lot which accesses Midway Trail. Fishing and boating is allowed in Breakheart Pond, but not swimming, cooking, or fires. If you are 14 years old or under, try fishing for trout in the stocked Frosty Hollow Pond, which has a handicapped accessible fishing platform. The Wood River, which flows through the heart of the Management Area is also stocked with trout and offers anglers one of the best freshwater fishing experiences available in the state. But remember, some parts of the river are available to fly fisherman only, and others are catch and release only. (Contact DEMs Division of Fish & Wildlife for more information about fishing these areas). For canoeists and kayakers the Wood River s Class I and Class II stream rating assures an unforgettable outdoor experience for both novice and experience. A designated canoe launch area is found at the Deer Check Station on Route 165, and there are put-in or take-out areas at each major road crossing. Horseback riders can enjoy camping at the Reynolds Horseman Area. Walk in camping is also available, by permit, at the Backpack Area, and a shelter is available for overnight rental at the Frosty Hollow Pond Recreation area.

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2 days ago

nice view and good spot for biking

Favorite trail in Arcadia,

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Hiked last weekend, some very muddy areas so boots are advised. No snow. Nice easy hike.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

on Mount Tom Trail

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4 months ago

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6 months ago

Decent trail. Took the white blazed in a loop, ended up coming out of Barber Rd. Nothing spectacular to see, minor views.

hiking
7 months ago

This is only PART of Mt Tom Trail! Once you cross Ten Rod Rd following the white markers (Mt Tom Trail) takes you off the AllTrails plotted loop! You finish on Barber Rd.

great trail for a first timer

7 months ago

nice