Palmer pond. The guy with the canoe carried it in.
Palmer pond is very pretty little Adirondack pond accessible by a short hike. Starting at the barrier on Palmer Pond Rd. Proceed along the road about 1/8 mile until you reach a branch heading uphill to the left. Take the left hand branch up the hill. This trail winds through the woods a little ways until it meets the pond. The trail ALMOST circumnavigates the pond and rejoins the road a short distance past the fork - but a beaver dam has flooded the final section of the trail so you won't be able to go all the way around. About halfway around the pond there are some rock outcroppings that make nice lookouts. It's possible to carry a canoe, kayak, or small fishing boat down the road to the pond. Fishing: The pond is stocked with brook and rainbow trout. Use of live or dead fish as bait is illegal (if they escape they can drive out the native species). Total distance: about 2 miles.
Head West from Chestertown on RTE 8 about 5 miles to Palmer Pond Rd on the left. Take the road to the barrier. You can park there.
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Short, easy, enjoyable hike.,
Steve (Schenectady, NY)2005-09-18 12:09:31
We have done this walk a few times now. It's a pleasant way to spend an hour or two, and the view of the pond from the trail is very pretty.
Thanks for the tip,
Don (Chestertown)2006-08-30 21:08:01
We've been in Chestertown for several years and I had not heard of Palmer Pond until I found it here on PlaceWiki. It's close by and a pleasant and easy walk in the woods. Thanks
Anonymous (glens falls)2013-04-24 03:04:56
Can I get to Palmer pond from Friends Lake road ?
Steve (Schenectady NY)2013-04-24 06:04:54
Palmer Pond road comes off of route 8, and dead ends at a barrier before the pond. I think you can hike / XC-ski from Friends lake inn to the pond however.