Round Pond is one of those out-of-the-way places that’s not all that out of the way. Driving Route 73 between Keene and Saint Huberts, you’ll find a pull-off. Walk straight up the hill and you’ll find Round Pond, listed by the New York State Department of Environmental Resources as one of the best brook trout waters in the county.
It’s only 23 acres with less than a mile of shoreline, but it is very round. You can fish from the shore at ice-out, but in the summer you’ll want to tote your canoe or inflatable up the hill to hit the depths in the middle, where it bottoms out at just under 40 feet.
The pond was reclaimed in 2005, followed by several years of brook trout fingerling stockings. Subsequently, the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited.
Access is via a trail off Route 73.