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Anywhere in PA, E. Ohio, Southern Tier of New York, Most of West Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey is fair game.  We're looking for a moderate 25-30 miles and decent water sources, willing to bushwack if necissary.

Something unique would be nice.  Lake hikes are always welcome and preferred in this case.  

The Dolly Sods - Roaring Plains are out for this one.

Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks!
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The wild card in this inquiry is the mention of "lakes," there are few hikable backcountry lakes in the region you specify.

North Country Trail in Allegheny National Forest might be the best bet. Probably someone will come along with more info on this choice soon.

Terrace Mountain Trail at Raystown Lake could be worth a look. The trail itself would be quiet as it's nearly roadless, noise from big motorboats on the lake could be distracting during the day. Maintenance on this trail is reportedly spotty (it's been a while since I was on any of it) so it might be a bit like bushwhacking. Do yourself a favor coming through Trough Creek State Park and add a circuit on the State Park trails description from MRHyker's site, should be fun with the packs off for a bit.
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Thanks for the replies!  I have never been to Tough Creek SP, I will have to check it out!
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Allegheny Front Trail

Quehanna Trail (northeast section)

Loyalsock-Link Loop (shorter than you want, but does feature beautiful Sones Pond)

Old Loggers Path with awesome bushwhack along Rock Run between Sharp Shinned Trail and Yellow Dog Run.  Impressive scenery through there.
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Otter Creek in WV (if you've never done it). You can make a 25 mile loop in there.

Believe it or not, Oil Creek Sp in PA is a good late fall/early winter hike on the Gerard Hiking Trail. It's 36 miles with lots of good views once the leaves fall.
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Allegheny Front Trail

Quehanna Trail (northeast section)

Loyalsock-Link Loop (shorter than you want, but does feature beautiful Sones Pond)

Old Loggers Path with awesome bushwhack along Rock Run between Sharp Shinned Trail and Yellow Dog Run.  Impressive scenery through there.

The AFT is great, apparently even more now than ever since it finally received overdue trail maintenance.  Black Moshannon Lake is beautiful.  The whole trail may be a bit longer than you need but split it up with Shingle Mill and you should get what you need.
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Thanks, I'm looking for places as well.  Shorter trip though.

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Thanks Ki0eh for the mention.
 The NCT thru the ANF is getting spectacular. The leaves are changing and the views are opening up. The only lake we got is the Allegheny Reservoir, which the trail follows off and on for about 35 miles. Water is plentiful still. Camping is anywhere you set your tent. AND,, shuttle service can be arranged at a VERY minimal cost. Trail well marked and cleared. New shelter in the southern half of the trail.


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Very nice, I now have new information to review...

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