This is a very short trail to two small backcountry ponds. These shorelines are quite attractive even in winter. Wildlife viewing has great potential here as well.
From the parking area, cross county Route 93 to get on the trail. The trail is a bit obscured and lightly used but in good condition. Passing through an open hardwood forest you will quickly come to a short side trail that will lead you down to Fly Pond.
Back on the main trail, you will continue to ski on a mellow trail and pass by Carey Pond on your right and Bottle Mountain to your left. There is a slight hill in this area that you pass up and over. A short distance past the Carey Pond Trail lays an old road, which has been converted into a snowmobile trail. Ski along this old road for a very short distance to the right and this will bring you to the north side of the pond. Return via the same route.
From the intersection of Uncas Road and Route 28 in Inlet follow Route 28 toward Old Forge. Continue for around 5-miles to County Route 93 on the right. Drive down this road for 0.25 miles to the Bald Mountain Trailhead on the left, park here, the Fly Pond Trail is on the right.
It usually takes a couple of hours to complete this hike.
Additional Important Information
Skiing over a frozen body of water is a cross-country skiing past time; it can access you to areas not seen by most in the summer. With that being said it is a dangerous activity to cross frozen water bodies and should be done with care and respect for your environment. Know the ice conditions and be prepared for anything including heavy winds, snow drifts, whiteouts, slushy conditions, and thin ice.