How to get there
From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue for 13.5 miles to the trailhead parking on the left at the DEC sign. It is not recommended to drive the access road to trailhead at the gate.
You will need to follow the same access road as for Cheney Pond, but just prior to reaching Cheney Pond there is a gated snowmobile trail on the right. This trail is not heavily used in the non-snow months of the year so it is very soft underfoot. While slightly overgrown in areas it is a very attractive, green, and colorful walk in the wild. A slight climb over a low shoulder will bring you to a final descent to a small beaver marsh on the right and finally to Lester Flow and the site of the old dam. The vistas here are great, but if you want to get across the Boreas River you will need to ford it. Best to stop here and enjoy the day and return to your car dry.
Distance Round Trip
Approximate Time Round Trip
- Family with Young Kids: 4 to 4.5 hours
- Experienced Hiker: 3 to 4 hours
- Out of Shape Hiker: 3.4 to 4 hours