From the trailhead locate the old dirt road to the back of the parking lot and start an easy descent. The entire route is along the road, which is not maintained in the winter, but might get a small amount of snowmobile traffic. You will pass by the Lester Flow Trail on your right just shy of the pond and then come to the shore of the pond in 0.6 miles.
Loss of around 150’
Distance Round Trip:
Approximate Time Round Trip:
Families with Kids: 1 hour
Experienced Snowshoers: 1 hour
Inexperienced Snowshoers: 1 hour
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 Cheney Pond.
Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest
One: follows an old road on a wide track
Additional Important Information:
There is a nice campsite here on the pond, which if you wanted to try out winter camping, this would be a great place to start.
Snowshoeing over a frozen body of water is a winter past time; it can access you to areas not seen by most in the summer. With that being said it is a dangerous activity to cross frozen water bodies and should be done with care and respect for your environment. Know the ice conditions and be prepared for anything including heavy winds, snow drifts, whiteouts, slushy conditions, and thin ice.