The carry trail follows an old forested road, long since changed over to a foot path. The trail climbs slightly up over Massawepie Lake before it descends back down to the shore between Boottree Pond and Massawepie Lake. The pond itself is a wonderful paddle and rarely visited for such an activity.
From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 3 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3 toward Piercefield. Drive through Piercefield into Gale and locate the Massawepie Boy Scout Camp on the left. Continue down this road for 2.5 miles to the trail on the right.
About 0.1 mile carry along a path up and over a hogback. Boottree Pond is narrow and its construction keeps it well protected by the trees, making this a calm flatwater paddle.