Five Ponds Wilderness

The Five Pond Wilderness is one of the most significant areas that can be accessed from Wanakena.

Getting there

There are numerous access points.

Hiking

Cat Mountain, Janack's Landing, and High Falls are all popular hiking destinations.

Camping

All designated primitive tents sites and lean-tos are available on a first come - first served basis and cannot be reserved. Designated tent sites are marked with a yellow "Camp Here" disc. Designated tent sites are for tents only. There are fourteen lean-tos in the Five Pond Wilderness, all are available on a first come - first served basis and they cannot be reserved.

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

All hiking trails are open in winter for skiing and snowshoeing. Take care to study a map beforehand. Some trails might be steeper and less suitable for skiing.

The Five Ponds Wilderness is expansive with trails of various condition and use, be fully prepared for every winter situation and condition.