It's not all about fishing at Bass Pond. The hiking is wonderful, too!
From Exit 29 on Interstate 87, follow Blue Ridge Road toward North Hudson and take a left onto state Route 9 and follow it north. Continue for 2.5 miles and turn right onto Caza Turn Road, then take the next right onto Ensign Pond Road. Follow Ensign Pond Road for just under 3 miles to the trailhead on the right.
At the trailhead there is an immediate split; left leads toward Hammond Pond and right leads toward Bass Lake. Bass Lake can also be approached from the west, so a through hike is possible if a second car is spotted. The trail is mostly gentle, with only a couple of spots that might be considered a moderate climb. The path remains high above Berrymill Brook before branching away and starting the climb to the lake. To lengthen the trip, continue along the shore to the western portion of the lake, where additional views await.
- Elevation Gain: 250 feet
- Distance Round Trip: 6.0 miles