Stony Pond Trail

Chestertown, New York 12817

Stony Pond Trail

Stony Pond Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This Adirondack Park trail north of Irishtown and Minerva traverses varied terrain to visit Stony Pond along with its neighbors: Little and Big Sherman Ponds to the south, and Center Pond to the north. A hardwood and conifer forest, beaver sites, and fall foliage complement the serenity of the blue ponds.

The trail wears a single track down the middle of the woods road that leads east, away from Highway 28N. Yellow snowmobile and red-disk markers help indicate this route, which slowly ascends. Fir, spruce, tamarack, birch, maple, beech, and hobble-bush frame the travel aisle. Beyond a site that appears to have been quarried, you’ll proceed forward, passing first a private trail to a small pond and then a closed woods road, both on the right."

Stony Pond Trail Reviews

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Found this trail quite good in the snow. A snowmobile trail that follows around Stony Pond and Big and Little Sherman, and right past the Brook Falls Yurts. Awesome trail. Great for snowshoeing, and when you reach that lean-to at the Stony-Pond-what a relief! Great place to have a snack or lunch. The lean-to perches right on the pond perfectly-no motorized boats allowed. Lots of snowmobiles in the winter. On the trail there, after about 1.2 miles, check out the beaver dams. You might even see a beaver (we didn't though).

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Trail Information

Nearby City
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4.5-6 hours
Spring through fall
Additional Use
New York State DEC, Region 5, P.O. Box 220, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg 12885; (518) 623-1200;
Local Contacts
Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Adirondack Central Region map (available at traditional and online bookstores or from the ADK online store: or National Geographic, Adirondack Park Northville/Raquette Lake map (available at traditional and online bookstores)
Local Maps

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Aug 2018