This is a very short trail to a very small backcountry pond with a grassy shoreline. This shoreline is quite attractive and the birding opportunities are quite good. Wildlife viewing has great potential as well. Fly Pond sits just outside the Hamilton County line but is an excellent opportunity for those staying in the Inlet area.
How to get there
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.
- 0.3 miles, one way
From the parking area you will need to cross County Route 93 to get on the trail. The trail is a bit obscured, but otherwise 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.
This would be a nice short snowshoe for the entire family, and a great way to introduce kids to the sport. It would also make for a decent short cross-country ski destination.