Hike to Palmer Pond

Rate this Adventure New York Palmer Pond Trailhead

Added by Rebecca Nichols

Enjoy a gentle walk to this beautiful pond! 

Parking is at the end of Palmer Pond Road, it will turn into a dirt road and the last 0.2 miles is a little rough.  Just take your time and even with a car you will be fine.  

You will see a gate and just past that is the trail register.  After you sign in you will walk along the mostly flat trail, which used to be a continuation of the road.  Shortly you will reach the end of the pond.  Continue on as you skirt around the pound.  You will have the opportunity to continue along the trail (old road) to some campsites or stay left.  Staying left will take you to the waters edge with a perfect picnic spot and view of the entire pond.  When you want to return just retrace your steps.

If you enjoy fishing would be an easy walk in with a pole.  The 31 acre pond is managed as a coldwater fishery.

This trail is also part of the Chester Challenge.  This challenge also includes Meade/Beckman, Kipp, Green Hill/Catamount & Stewart Mountains, Chester Creek Trail, Cougar Nature Trail & Dynamite Hill/Caroline M. Fish Memorial Trails.  Visit any six of these trails and you can receive your choice of pin or patch for your completion. 

Pack List

  • Sneakers
  • Water
  • Light Snack
  • Camera
  • Fishing Pole/Tackle 

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Year Round

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1.5 Miles


Easy Parking

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Added by Rebecca Nichols

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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