Enjoy this gentle hike as a family trip or even before work!
From the parking are cross Route 3, carefully. Once on the trail, start a mellow hike through the mixed forest which gets very little sunlight in certain areas. The boardwalks along this trail, which is considered a canoe carry, can be very slippery. The terrain is very easy and the only one downhill section at the very end is all the elevation change you will really have. The views out over the pond are fantastic.
From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 30 in the Village of Tupper Lake follow Route 3 toward Saranac Lake. Continue for 9-miles to the small trailhead on the right, parking is on the left. There is no trail sign for Stony Creek Ponds, this is a portage trail. Locate the parking for Indian Carry, the trail is directly across the road between two guard rails.
Distance Round Trip: 1.0 Miles
Elevation Gain or Loss: ~50’