Its a 30-40 minute walk down to the lake. Pleasant part of the day.
We used to mountain bike down the trail and around the lake, about 12 miles.
One of my dogs went swimming, so I suspect it won't freeze soon.
We've rode the trail around the lake four times and hiked it once. At 14 miles it's a pretty long hike around. As far as riding..Not a big fan of the trail. No real flow especially on the north side of the reservoir. Much better places to ride.
Try the stream going down. I used to work the stream and had good success. It sometimes has nice sized browns at times (some up to 18") and occasionally good sized brookies (biggest I caught & released was 14" floating a half night crawler with no weight). Haven't done it in a few years though, but it makes the walk more enjoyable and at times the fishing was better than the actual inlet in late fall, early winter.