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Hewitt Pond

 

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The trail to Hewitt Pond purposely avoids the lands of the Hewitt Lake Club. The trail stays off the property, which is why the trail travels where it does. The Hewitt Lake Club owns over half of the pond and much of the western shoreline. This is still a pleasant hike to a scenic pond, which doesn't see the hiking traffic as other ponds in the Adirondacks.

The trail starts from a parking area near the gate of Hewitt Lake Club, at the end of the dirt Hewitt Lake Road. There is a trail register at the start of the trail. The trail follows red markers and immediately travels through a swamp on an old puncheons. These old logs are extremely slippery and extra care should be used as you walk along them.

Old puncheons take the trail through a swampy area

Be careful of other unmarked trails that split off the main trail on the left that lead to Hewitt Lake Club property and the lake. The main trail goes away from the pond and private property, climbing a hill. Be sure you are looking for red markers. The trail will eventually descend steeply toward the pond, reaching the shore at 0.5 miles. We did not see any good campsites here. The main trail continues on to Barnes Pond, Center Pond and Stony Pond.

Directions: Take NY 28N out of North Creek toward Minerva. Hewitt Lake Road is 7.1 miles north of Minerva. Drive the dirt road for 0.5 miles to a large parking area on the right. The dirt road is well maintained and can be driven by all vehicles. The GPS coordinates are N43 52.158 W73 59.317 for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle.

 

 

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