The Chestnut Ridge Trail is a 1.7 mile, moderate difficulty trail, that is accessible from the Beaver Dam and Buck Run trails as well as from the trail head parking near the Turtle Island Trail. This trail consists of two loops that follow the peninsula, offering views of the lake from either side and several benches to rest on. The trail features diverse plants and wildlife. Animals such as white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and numerous varieties of songbirds may be found along with occasional views of Osprey. Plant life includes rhododendron, running cedar, several varieties of dogwood, Southern lady fern, many types of moss, white pine and a host of shrubs and perennials. This trail also passes an old cedar cabin that dates to before the lake was built.