The launch is small and a slight carry down but not steep by any means. The eastern shore is private property so please respect. This would be an excellent pond for SUP’s or learning to paddle due to its usually calm features. On really bad weather days it can get choppy but being so close to shore the entire time it’s of no real concern. Enjoy this pond during sunrise as the colors come streaming over the trees, or in fall as the colors pop from the mainly hardwood forests surrounding it.  

Pond Sizes – Approximate Shoreline Length: 

1.6 miles

How to get there:

From intersection of Route 9 and Hoffman Road in Schroon Lake follow (CR24) Hoffman Road. Continue on CR24 and it eventually turns into Irishtown Road. Take a right onto O’Neill Road in just over 11-miles from Route 9 and a left onto (CR24A) Longs Hill Road. This will bring you to Route 28N in Minerva in roughly 2-miles. Take a right onto Route 28N for 2.5 miles to Northwoods Club Road on the left. Follow Northwoods Club Road for 6.7 miles to the launch on the left. There is limited parking, you may need to park at the trailhead for Blue Ledges.   

Type of launch:


Portage/Carry Details: 

Less than 100 feet

Type of water:

Well sheltered by the hills surrounding it, no motorboats allowed.