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Webber Road to
Kinney Hill & Armstrong Pond
New Woodstock, NY
This whole section of trail is on private property. It is due to the generosity of these landowners that hikers are able to enjoy this great section of trail. Please respect the rights of the landowners and stay on the trail.
This section of the NCT coincides with the Onondaga Trail. The Onondaga Trail is maintained by the Onondaga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. This hiking club has added many miles to the Onondaga Trail over the last few years, bringing the current total to 40.9 miles. You can help support this trail by purchasing official Onondaga Trail maps from the Finger Lakes Trail Conference.
This out and back hike is a total of 3.2 miles (1.6 miles one way) with an elevation change of over 500 feet. From the parking area the trail ascends over 500 feet up Kinney Hill, with views from an abandoned ski slope. At the top of the hill there is a stile that will take you 150 feet to fantastic views.
From there the trail winds toward Armstrong Pond. This scenic pond located on private property has the look of ponds from the Adirondacks. It's hard to believe that your hiking near New Woodstock, NY.
Looking for a short day hike? Take a drive to New Woodstock and enjoy one of the best sections of the North Country National Scenic Trail in New York state. Look below for a map, trail descriptions and a video of this section of the North Country Trail.
Directions: From Fabius take NY 80 EAST into New Woodstock. Turn right onto School Street, then turn right onto Webber Road. There is a small parking area for the North Country Trail on the left.
Mile Elevation Description (Webber Rd to Fairbanks Rd) 0.0 1296 feet
Webber Road Trailhead Parking Area. Follow blue blazes into woods. Ascend.
0.25 1373 feet
View on right as trail briefly leaves woods and skirts old ski slope.
0.4 1454 feet
Another view on right as trail briefly leaves woods and skirts old ski slope.
0.5 1513 feet
Cross over a stile. More switchbacks up Kinney Hill.
1.0 1825 feet
Stile over fence on left leads 150 feet to a fantastic view.
1.1 1844 feet
Reach high point. Begin descent toward Armstrong Pond.
1.4 1740 feet
Trail veers right. Trail register. Numerous puncheons over wet boggy area.
1.5 1685 feet
Trail leaves woods. View of Armstrong Pond. Trail crosses pond dam.
1.6 1680 feet
Reach Fairbanks Road trailhead. Turn around and retrace your footprints.
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