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    Taylor Pond

    Black Brook, New York

    Taylor Pond

    Taylor Pond Professional Guide

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    "Surrounded by 8,000 acres of wild forest, Taylor Pond exudes wilderness. Because of its out-of-the-way location and the campground’s rustic character, the pond does not draw large numbers to its shores. We appreciate the 25 well-separated, wooded campsites but prefer those accessible only by boat. Campsites I-1 and I-2 on the peninsula tip separating the eastern arm from the main lake appeal to us most. Each nestles in a grove of hemlock, birch, and pine, with an outhouse, picnic table, and fire grate.

    Most of the lake sports a sandy bottom, but watch out near shore for barely submerged granite boulders. Very narrow-leaved water celery floats on the surface in shallow areas, but the pond’s depths do not support an abundance of aquatic vegetation. We found cranberry growing among the shoreside shrubbery, under a canopy of stunted birch and red maple. A wide array of deciduous trees dominates the hillsides, and conifers cling to the Catamount Mountain crest. Habitat type: deep oligotrophic lake"

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    Black Brook
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    Quiet Water New York

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    Day Trip
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    Best spring through fall
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    New York Atlas Map 96:A3, USGS Wilmington
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