Stony and Sherman ponds
Your Adirondack Basecamp


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.


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

More Information
Route 28N
Minerva, NY, 12851
(518) 532-7675
More Information
Route 28N
Minerva, NY, 12851
(518) 532-7675
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