Long Pond Professional Review and Guide
"The lake’s east–west axis, islands, and narrow width provide not only wind protection but also a lengthy shoreline to explore. Long Pond, which lies within a 37,000-acre parcel now owned and managed by the Appalachian Mountain Club, provides a wonderful place to paddle, especially when winds from the north or south turn the region’s larger lakes into a foaming froth. The lake’s east–west axis, islands, and narrow width provide not only wind protection but also a lengthy shoreline to explore.
Look for large stands of conifers on steeper slopes and on the spectacular distant mountains that you can see from many vantage points around the pond. Portage around the right side of an old dam at the outlet to explore a small flowage of about 75 acres. Look here for deer and moose that often frequent this area. You may also see beaver and otter. Besides the area at the outlet, two more marshy areas occur on the pond’s east side. The several camps along the shore—including rustic log cabins that date to the 1800s—do not mar the wild feel of Long Pond. The pond is also known for its great spring fishing."