You will need to paddle through Putnam Pond and into North Pond to access the carry trail for Rock Pond. The trail is located in the northern bay and is well marked. Follow this trail past another intersection and launch on the northwestern bay of the pond. This pond is one the most picturesque ponds in the area and should be enjoyed at length. Several rock outcropping offer interesting areas to go ashore and the rocky slopes of the mountains will try and persuade you to climb them. There is a hiking trail around the entire length of the pond which can access other hiking trails if you so wished to extend your outing.
Pond Sizes – Approximate Shoreline Length:
0.5 miles from North Pond to Rock Pond
How to get there:
From the intersection of Route 9 and Route 74 near Schroon Lake follow Route 74 toward Ticonderoga. Continue to Putts Pond Road on the right (entrance road for Putnam Pond State Campground). Drive this to the end to access the campground and the pond. A day use fee will be required. The portage trail is from North Pond from the northern bay.
Type of launch:
0.5 miles from North Pond over a foot trail with decent footing, well marked
Type of water:
Well sheltered and calm, there are no motorboats allowed