Keene Pond Walk
The pond walk is simply a small beaver pond located behind the Keene Central School. This is an excellent scenic destination for birding, wildlife viewing and a short peaceful stroll. Blueberry Mountain and Porters Ridge loom off in the distance.
Primary Trailhead: Follow Route 73 out of Lake Placid and continue through Keene and into Keene Valley. As you pass through Keene Valley there will be a major trailhead on your right for Roostercomb Mountain, park here.
This is a 0.3 mile, Loop; from the trailhead you will have to cross a long bridge over a beaver flow. The trail register is immediately after the bridge. About 0.1 miles further you will come to the pond. A trail leads all the way around the pond and is less than 0.25 miles in length.
All hikers, makes and models: 15-30 minutes for the loop
Winter Climbing: While this would be a nice destination for an introduction to snowshoeing for little children, the actual loop gets only moderate attention from users.