Keene Pond Walk

  • Route 73, Keene Valley

Hike Features

Ponds / Lakes

The pond walk is simply a small beaver pond located behind the Keene Central School.


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.


While this would be a nice destination for an introduction to snowshoeing for little children, the actual loop gets only moderate attention from users.


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.

Find out more

Read our blog post, Some of the best scenic destinations near Lake Placid, about this hike.