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Ferris Lake Wild Forest
Powley-Piseco Road

Clockmill Pond

 

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An old logging road now takes hikers and snowmobilers to several ponds and lakes including scenic Clockmill Pond.  The journey to this pond is located along Powley-Piseco Road, 14.8 miles north of NY 29A or 4.3 miles southwest from NY 10.

The start of this trail from Powley-Piseco Road follows the old logging road into a wet area.  Soon there is a grassy marsh on your left.  A snowmobile bridge is crossed over part of this wet area.  A small stream is crossed and then you'll cross another snowmobile bridge that takes you over the southeastern portion of the marsh. A descent takes you over a swift moving stream on a wooden bridge at 0.5 miles.  Soon another stream goes under the trail through a culvert.  Soon the trail will cross another snowmobile bridge.

At 1.0 miles cross another stream before entering a large open grassy meadow. Here there is a poorly marked junction in the trail. The unmarked trail on the left travels 0.5 miles to Clockmill Pond on a well worn trail. This junction can sometimes be hard to see.  The right fork is the continuation of the snowmobile trail that goes on to Rock Lake as well as Kennels Pond.  Some hikers bushwhack to Black Cat Lake and Iron Lake, a couple of trail less, remote wilderness lakes from the main snowmobile trail.  Reminder that the trail on to Kennels Pond is located on private property.

Clockmill Pond in Ferris Lake Wild Forest

The unmarked trail heads through a grove of hemlocks then starts downhill at 1.2 miles.  At 1.3 miles reach a fork in the trail.  The left (straight) fork heads along an old road 0.2 miles to a view of a small bay and then on for another 0.2 miles to the remains of an old dam on the pond outlet. The easier path to Clockmill Pond is the right fork.  The path is faint and hard to follow, especially in the summer time.  The faint path eventually crosses a small ridge before bringing you to a grassy camping spot next to the pond. 

Some hikers do continue south along the snowmobile trail to Rock Lake, where there are partial views but the trail never actually goes to the shore.  More adventurous hikers continue on to bushwhack the faint old trail that leads to seldom seen Black Cat Lake, another remote wilderness lake in the area. For more information on this hike we suggest purchasing the Adirondack Central Trails Map Pack from the Adirondack Mountain Club.

DEC sign at start of trail

Wooden planks along trail

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