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About Indian Trails; A Private Lake Community

Indian Trails is a delightful, low key community that has retained a feeling of spaciousness and privacy, thanks to the relatively small number of houses.  As a relative new-comer to the community, I can't say much about it's recent history; it's so low key here, in fact, I haven't found out to much about it's evolution except that it was founded by some of the original campers and staff of Camp Indian Trails. If you'd like to add to this profile of Indian Trails, email me.
    I learned a lot about the camp itself from a website created by Judy (Miller) Feller whose parents owned Camp Log Tavern/CA deer by my houseamp Indian Trails. She calls her site "The Miller years, 1944-1962" and has this to say about Camp Indian Trails:

    “Log Tavern began life in 1922 as a tennis camp. The original owners went broke building the courts on what was then a swamp next to the Cove, the lake’s outlet.
    “The lake was the main attraction of the camp. A 90-acre, spring-fed lake of glacial origin, it is 2 1/2 miles in cicumference and one mile across. It remains cold, clear, and free of surface algae in summer’s heat or during droughts. Before ice machines became available, ice was harvested from the lake and stored, packed in sawdust, in the Ice House behind the kitchen. Beginning in 1958, an American Red Cross Aquatics School was held at the Camp Indian Trails.  During one of the School’s sessions, scuba driver attempted to find the bottom of the lake.  They dove to ninety feet, but the water became too murky to dive deeper.”
     “In addition to swimming, boating, and canoeing, fishing was a popular activity. The lake is home to pickerel, bass, sunfish, perch, and catfish. In the early 1950s, a drift of DDT from gypsy moth spraying decimated the fish population, but it eventually recovered and was later augmented by private stocking with lake trout.”
    The U.S. Geological Survey’s 1917 edition of the Milford quadrangle shows two lakes close together, and designated, Big Log Tavern Pond (now called Gold Key Lake) and “Little Log Tavern Pond¨ - our Lake Log Tavern. Big Log Tavern Pond was at one time the Annenberg Estate, but changed hands several times before becoming the site of Gold Key.”

That's all for now, as I learn more, so will you.

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