Kibby Pond

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This relatively easy hike crosses a beautiful brook, then heads up a moderate climb to the shores of pretty Kibby Pond.  The trail may be muddy in spots and requires scrambling over a few downed trees, but it is well-marked and easy to follow.  One primitive campsite is located right at the trail’s end and another can be found just a short distance south.

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Location: State Route 8, Johnsburg
Parking and Directions:

locationTake the Northway to exit 23.  Turn west on Diamond Point Rd and then right onto US-9 north for 4.2 miles.  Turn left onto NY-28N south and continue for 10.7 miles.  Turn left onto NY-8 south and continue for 11.5 miles, approximately 5.6 miles past the hamlet of Bakers Mills.  The trail head, with a small sign that may be easily missed, is on the left.  Parking is along the road.

Google Maps directions
Trailhead Coordinates:  -74 6.33 43 34.67

 


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trail head

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Kibby Pond

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lady slippers are in abundance around the pond in early June

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campsite at the trail’s end, complete with rowboat

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second campsite south of trail’s end


Things to Do Nearby: Hike to Cod Pond or Stewart Creek Flow along the Oregon Trail from the nearby Cod Pond trail head, or camp at one of the many nearby primitive campsites.