Beautiful scenery and beautiful brook trout? Cast a line here!
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 around 0.5 miles to Palmer Pond; this is the first access area to the Branch. Continue up the road to access many more areas. The final access is in the small hamlet of Blue Ridge at the falls.
Shoreline is your only option above Palmer Pond, and from this pond on fly fishing is the best. Locate some of the deeper pools and float a lure downstream. These access points are new to the public as part of a DEC conservation easement, so enjoy the new territory. There is no boat access above Palmer Pond.
Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.