Big Moose Lake

Big Moose Lake is a fairly large lake about five miles north of Fourth Lake. It is a popular spot amongst tourists. The Big Moose Inn, located on the shore of the lake, is an excellent dining spot. A couple miles farther on Big Moose Rd. will bring you to Big Moose Station, which is where the Big Moose stop on the Adirondack Railroad was located. Today, the station building has been converted into a small restaurant, which serves excellent food. I highly recommend the hot cocoa. Big Moose Lake itself was the setting of An American Tragedy, a novel by Theodore Dreiser based on the true story of Chester Gillette, who was convicted and executed for the drowning of Grace Brown in the South Bay of Big Moose Lake in the first part of this century. This photograph was taken from the Gull Lake trailhead (boat-access only) on May 24, 1998, looking down the bay known as "the Inlet."

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