Originally Posted by koaloha05
Maybe an early to mid October trip to rediscover of this area...snip... To hike & camp along the Lake would be nice.
One thing to keep in mind is that it is always 10+ degrees colder near the lake than inland. Early to mid-October will be chilly up there, probably a frost every night. It won't get much colder along the lake at night, but the wind off the water will be very cold. I have never spent a colder night in my hammock than the night I spent on the lakewalk, and it was in the 40's.
IMHO, you'd do better farther inland. Shug suggested Finland, and that is far enough in that you will be protected from the lake winds, so it'd be a good choice.
Hike your own hike, but do consider when you are going...