From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 follow Route 30 toward Speculator. Continue for 0.5 mile, turn left on Big Brook Road, and follow it for 8 miles to its end at the Chimney Mountain trailhead. Follow the signs for Chimney Mountain — Big Brook Road can be a bit confusing to first time visitors.
Pay the parking fee and hike the 2.1-mile trail to the shore of Puffer Pond.
Access off the north side via a 2.1-miles hike along a marked foot trail.
Bullhead, brook trout
- There are two nice lean-tos on the north shore of the Puffer Pond for an extended time out.
- Fishing is excellent from shore near the lean-tos.
- The cooler waters on the northeast end near the inlet of the pond tends to be the prime location.
Always follow state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional DEC office.