This is an easy hike along the flat, blue marked 11th Mt to Old Farm Rd trail, turning off after about 6/10ths of a mile to head down a gradual descent to Thirteenth Lake. The yellow marked Elizabeth Point trail is a bit rocky and muddy in spots, but is easy to follow. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, shallow water, a sandy beach, and a picnic table and fire ring make this a great destination for a picnic and swim, or overnight camp.
More information at NYSDEC website
Location: Old Farm Rd (off of Thirteenth Lake Rd), Johnsburg
Parking and Directions:
Take the Northway to exit 23. Turn west on Diamond Point Rd and then right onto Route 9 north for 4.2 miles. Turn left onto NY28 for 21.2 miles. Turn left onto 13th Lake Rd for 4.1 miles. Turn right onto Old Farm Rd and continue to parking and the trail head at the end of the road.
Google Maps directions
Trailhead Coordinates: -74 7.04 43 42.27
Things to Do Nearby: Nearby Garnet Hill offers a number of recreational opportunities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and mountain biking, as well as a lodge for overnight guests and a restaurant. Numerous trails in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness can be accessed from the Old Farm Rd trail head, including nearby Balm of Gilead Mountain. Swim, paddle,fish, or camp at Thirteenth Lake.