Stony and Sherman ponds
Your Adirondack Basecamp

Hiking

How to get there

Take Exit 29 off of Interstate 87 and follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue to Route 28N, take a left and head toward Minerva. Continue for just under 10.5 miles to the trailhead on the left.

Trail Description

The trail climbs slightly before descending down to a new bridge that overlooks a wetland. As you approach Stony Pond you will have a beautiful brook babbling to your left with small cascades that produce a wonderful sound.

To continue on to the Sherman ponds, take a right at the picnic table and begin a mellow hike to a small height of land. From here you can look down on Little Sherman Pond before starting a descent to the shore.

Big Sherman Pond is connected to Little Sherman Pond by some narrows, which makes them look like one pond. There is a spur on the south side of Big Sherman Pond that will bring you to a nice, secluded location. 

Elevation Gain

100 feet

Distance Round Trip

7.2 miles

Most hikers can complete this trek in less than 5 hours.

Camping

Stony Pond has a lean-to and a picnic table.

More Information
Route 28N
Minerva, NY, 12851
(518) 532-7675
info@schroonlakeregion.com
More Information
Route 28N
Minerva, NY, 12851
(518) 532-7675
info@schroonlakeregion.com
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