This destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended. When traveling off-trail you will experience hazards not realized on a trail, expect more difficult and varying conditions and always lean toward safety as a priority.
From the roadside climb up over the steep embankment and enter the open hardwood forest. The forest is quite open and easy to travel through as you go over a small crest. You will have to descend the small crest to reach the pond but by this time the pond is in view through the trees. There isn’t too much shoreline that is on state land but it gives you a nice view out over the small waterbody.
How do I get there?
From the intersection of Route 30, County Route 14, and County Route 26 south of Malone, follow Route 30 south. Continue south on Route 30 for just under 5 miles to a small strip of state land on the left on a steep embankment. This is roughly 0.3 mile north of the first sighting of Clear Pond.
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