A Moose Pasture
Two miles off Route 3 on a well-maintained logging road, you will find this wonderfully pristine watershed. Moose commonly come to the edges to graze on the aquatic grasses. Overhead the Blue Heron flies while small brook trout rise to feed on hatching insects. East Inlet is an ideal spot for canoeing. Paddle up the feeder brook to Norton Pool.
Donated to the Nature Conservancy by the timber company, the East Inlet area has one of the few remaining virgin stands of forest in the east. The 427-acre preserve in Pittsburg contains the bog pond and rare plant species. Truly a special place in our vast northern forest.
The pond has a bog/peat bottom. You can fish from the dam but to get out on the water, use a canoe, kayak, kick boat or john boat. Area lodges rent canoes and kayaks.
Early morning paddlers are often rewarded with moose sightings. Moose frequent the pond and feed on underwater vegetation. Look for pitcher plants along to boggy edges and on stumps in the water.
Many visitors seek out Norton Pool, a deep pool in the stream entering the pond upstream in the forest.
4th Saturday in April to October 15th
Brook Trout ~ 5 fish or 5 lbs whichever is reached first.
Directions to East Inlet
From Pittsburg, take US Route 3 north to East Inlet Road, a right hand turn off Rte 3 approximately 18 miles north. Just after the bridge at the T in the road, bear right. East Inlet will be one mile from this point on your left. Park at the dam.
Flies to Try
CDC Caddis, Hornbergs, Little Brook Trout, Wooly Bombers, Bead Head Pheasant Tail and Blue Winged Olives
N 45º 10.766’ W 071º 09.673’ Elevation 1954’