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 15.5 miles to a very small pull off into the tree on the right. Located on a sharp corner just prior to where Vanderwhacker Brook runs beneath the road. Room for no more than 2-cars, parking lot and trail are not marked.
Once you have located the primitive parking spot you can locate the path on the left. The trail is not marked either it is a fisherman’s path to access the pond. The path is very mellow and not in the least steep. You will follow along Vanderwhacker Brook which is an attractive mossy rock brook. You will reach the south end of the pond relatively quickly where you can work your way around very easily for different vantage points.
Distance Round Trip
Approximate Time Round Trip
Family with Young Kids: 2 to 2.5 hours
Experienced Hiker: 1.5 to 2 hours
Out of Shape Hiker: 1.5 to 2 Hours