Trail Closures

Due to the recent Halloween storm, which brought damaging winds and floods to much of northern New York, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that some trails, parking areas, and access roads are closed due to damage, wash-outs, or blow-down. Check here for more information on specific closures.

Little Cherrypatch Pond

  • State Route 86
    Lake Placid
    Lake Placid

Hike Features

Ponds / Lakes


Route Overview

At the back of the parking area there is a herd path that leads to the shore of the pond. The path is easy enough to follow but not marked. There is minimal elevation change as you hike the roughly quarter mile.


From the intersection of state Route 73 and 86 in Lake Placid, follow Route 86 toward Wilmington. Continue for 2.8 miles and park in the small pull off on the left, just a few hundred feet before Connery Pond Road.

Elevation Gain



1,655 feet

Round Trip Distance

0.5 miles