Crab Pond Trail
This relatively flat, easy hike in the Pharaoh Lakes Wilderness winds through fairy-like woods along Mill Brook to a pretty pond with a lovely campsite.
More info at NYSDEC website
Location: Pharaoh Rd, Horicon
Parking and Directions:
Take the Northway to Exit 25. Turn onto NY-8 N and continue for approximately 7.5 miles. Turn left onto Palisades Rd and continue for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Beaver Pond Rd for 1 mile. Turn right onto Pharaoh Rd and continue half a mile to the trailhead and parking lot.
Google Maps directions
Trailhead Coordinates: -73 41.35 43 45.6
Things to Do Nearby: For those interested in a longer hike, the Pharaoh Lake Trail continues on past the Crab Pond Trail to Pharaoh Lake and Pharaoh Mountain, and connects up to numerous other trails in the Pharaoh Lakes wilderness. Stop into The Hub in Brant Lake for a meal or to pick up a picnic to take on your hike. Bring your bike and try one of the many road and off-road routes originating at The Hub, including a 15 mile loop around scenic Brant Lake. Two public beaches are nearby – one on Schroon Lake in the hamlet of Adirondack and another on the Mill Pond in the hamlet of Brant Lake.