Black Pond

This is a fun hike for kids who also want to try fishing, or anglers looking for remoteness.


Float a bobber for best results, as the pond's shallowness causes snagging. The brook trout are not all that impressive in size, but they are fun to catch.

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 30 and 3 in Tupper Lake, follow Route 30 toward Long Lake. Continue for about 9 miles and turn right on Route 421 (Horseshoe Lake Road). Follow that for roughly 4 miles to the trailhead on the right.

The trailhead is obscure, with a small DEC sign on a tree that's set back in the woods.

Shoreline Fishing

Shoreline access is the only reasonable access for this pond with a 1-mile hike along a well-maintained trail. There are several decent areas from the trail around the south and west sides of the pond.

Boat Access


Fish Species

Brook trout