Arnold Pond Trail:
trail is a short blue trail just a little more than .25 miles long. The climb
is steep, but hardly noticeable over such a short distance. The trail leaves NY
Rt. 74 at a point 1.5 miles west of the Eagle Lake Causeway. The pond is stocked
with trout.Located: west of Paradox Lake.
This trail is a blue marked trail slightly more than .5 miles
long which starts in the small bay on the east shore of Eagle Lake. Otter Pond
is reported to have excellent trout fishing.Located: east of Eagle Lake, south
of Rt. 74.
| Bear Pond Trail:
blue marked trail makes a loop with the Rock Pond-Clear Pond Trail from Heart
Pond to Bear Pond and bakc to Rock Pond. It is 1.0 miles from Heart Pond to Bear
Pondand 1.5 miles from Rock Pond to Bear Pond.Located: South of Eagle Lake.
This is the trail for the hiker who likes variety.
It starts out with a short canoe ride, and a short hike to a secluded pond, then
the ascent which affords you beautiful views in all directions .Located: Just
north of Rt. 74
| Belfry Mountain:
This easy 0.6 mile hike along an old truck road, leads to beautiful views
of Lake Champlain, and the surrounding mountains. Enjoyable for both the novice
and seasoned hiker.Located: South of Westport.
The trailhead to the lake, which is an old raod, is marked
and maintained as a horse trail. This trail offers many fine views of the lake
and Pharaoh Mountain. The west shore trail marked in yellow and red, passes three
lean-tos within the first mile. The summit of Pharaoh Mountain is reached 3.2
miles from the outlet dam.Located: west of Schroon Lake.
Berrymill Pond Trail:
This trail is 4.9 miles long
and is marked with blue markers. It starts at Putnam Pond Public Campground and
terminates at New Hague, approximately 7 miles northwest of Hague. The trail passess
Berrymill Pond which is reported to be very good northern pike fishing. There
is one lean-to at Berrymill Pond.Located: south of Putnam Pond Public Campground.
This is a moderatly difficult climb, to the top of
the central point of the Pharaoh Lake wilderness. Approximately 4 miles long,
the hiker using this trail is rewarded with an extensive panorama of the lake
dotted countryside surrounding Pharaoh and the high peak country to the north.Located:
east of Scroon Lake.
| Coon Mountain:
A very unique hike, this trail takes you through the craggy interior,
to the rocky summit for fantastic views of the surrounding area . The very mysterious
interior of this mountain hike, has made it famous. A nature trail guide is available
at the trailhead.Located: east of Scroon Lake.
Pond -Clear Pond Trail:
This trail travels past Heart, North Rock, Little
Rock and Clear Ponds. There are lean-tos at Rock, Little Rock and Clear Ponds.
The hiker may complete a circuit of Putnam Pond by taking the blue trail south
from Clear Pond, passing Mud Pond, crossing the Treadway Mountain Trail and then
reaching the yellow trail from Grizzle Ocean to Putnam Pond Public Campground.Located:
northeast of Schroon Lake.
This trail departs from the trail to Crane Pond at a point
.8 miles from Crane Pond Rd. trailhead. This is an interesting walk thru an old
growth forest. The yellow marked trail leads .6 miles to the pond.Located:
northeast of Scroon Lake.
| Severance Hill Trail:
trail is a yellow marked trail just over 1.0 miles in length. It leaves Rt. 9
at a point 1.5 miles north of Schroon Lake Village. The summit of Severence Hill
is 1693 feet above sea level and a short exploration of the summit will reveal
many fine views.Located: north of Scroon Lake Village.
| Gull Pond Trail:
This trail is approximately .5 miles
long and is marked with yellow markers. It starts on the East Shore Rd. about
1.6 miles south of the intersection with the Alder Meadow Rd.Located: just
east of Schroon Lake.
| Spectacle Pond Trail:
trail is 1.6 miles long and marked with yellow markers. The trail follows Spectacle
Brook for a short distance and then turns south to the pond.Located: east of
| Lost Pond Trail:
The Lost Pond Trail is 4.9 miles long and is marked with blue markers.
The trail starts just east of the Putnam Pond Publlic Campground at the western
edge of an old clearing. The pond is stocked with trout by the Department.Located:
south of the Putnam Pond Public Campground.
| The Short
In addition to Alder Pond, Crane Pond and Glidden Marsh,
this trail takes the hiker to Oxshoe, Crab, Horseshoe, Lilypad and Honey Ponds.
There are three lean-tos along this trail; one each at Oxshoe and Lilypad Ponds,
and one on the north edge of Tub Mill Marsh. Most of the ponds along this trail
not mentioned in the Long Swing provide fine trout fishing.Located: east of
| Moose Mountain Pond:
This is an easy walk to a beautifully remote pond. A side trail takes
you to Bass, and fantastic fishing. Make it a combination hiking and fishing excursion.
Located: Near the town of North Hudson.
This trail provides you with a variety of options, depending
on your ability level, and stamina. A canoe trip to a shorter uphill, is one,
but whichever trail you choose, the views from the summit are spectacular.Located:
West of Ticonderoga.