Helldiver Pond

Helldiver Pond

Hiking

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet, follow Limekiln Road, and turn left on Moose River Plains Road. Continue on Moose River Plains Road for 9.6 miles to the trailhead on the right. There is an access road that gets you 0.1 mile closer to the actual foot trail, but it is in rough condition.

Trail Description

The crushed stone lined path makes for a nice and relaxing hike back to a small kettle pond, where people flock early in the morning to watch Adirondack moose. The trail is flat for the entire distance, and in no time flat you are standing by a scenic pond that's bordered by a boreal forest.

Elevation Change

Minimal

Round Trip Distance

0.8 mile

This easy hike can be done in about an hour.

Accessible

This trail is designated as a handicap accessible trail.

Paddling

Info:

Don’t let this small pond fool you! It’s a beauty and worth the effort to reach, even if only for a short paddle. This is a frequent moose sighting location, but please do not approach the large animals.

How to get there:

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet, follow Limekiln Road and turn left on Moose River Plains Road. Continue for 9.6 miles to the trailhead on the right. There is an access road that gets you 0.1 mile closer to the actual foot trail, but it is in rough condition.

Type of launch:

Deep, shoreline

Cart Use:

Yes; well graded and flat.

Portage/Carry Details:

A 0.4-mile, handicap accessible trail.

Type of water:

Small and well-sheltered

Fishing

Directions:

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet, follow Limekiln Road and turn left on Moose River Plains Road.  Continue for 9.6 miles to the trailhead on the right. There is an access road that gets you 0.1 mile closer to the actual foot trail, but it is in rough condition.

Shoreline Fishing:

Limited to the area around the end of the trail.

Boat Access:

Canoe or kayak launch only, following a gentle 0.4-mile carry.

Insider Information:

    While not a popular fishing destination, Helldiver Pond does contain some stream trout.
    This could be a fun spot to toss out a bobber while waiting for the famous moose to show his face.  

Fish Species Types:

Stream trout

Special Regulations:

Always follow state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional DEC office.

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