Gull Pond is a beautiful destination for someone looking for a quick hike to stretch their legs or for families. It is less than half a mile to the pond.
From Exit 28 on Interstate 87, take Route 9 toward Schroon Lake. In 0.6 miles, take a left onto Alder Meadow Road. Follow this for 3.8 miles to the Gull Pond Trail on the left. Park here.
This is only a 0.4 mile hike, one-way, along a marked foot trail that might have some wet spots in low areas. (But don't worry, there are bridges.) Stick to the trail to avoid causing trail erosion. You'll be at the pond before you know it!
A side trail on the left a short distance from the pond leads to a designated tent site. There is no camping allowed at the rock outcrop overlooking the pond.
It's well worth the added effort to have a pond all to yourself. Most of the shore can be used for fishing. Since there is a 0.4-mile hike to the pond, there is no boat access without a portage. That said, a canoe or kayak would be ideal to fish the deeper waters where trout tend to hang out during warmer months. A herd path may be visible around the pond, and that can be used to find different locations.
Fish species found here include: brook trout and bullhead.