New Map!

The Cranberry Lake 50 Map has new maps with campsites, trail descriptions, and hike details.

The waterproof, tear proof, printed maps are available for $8.95 at:

Adirondack Mountain Club (Lake Placid and Lake George)
Coffee Fever, Star Lake Lakeside General Store, Cranberry Lake
Otto’s Abode, Wanakena
Packbasket Adventures, Wanakena
The Mountaineer, Keene Valley
The Trading Post/Pine Cone Grill, Wanakena

Or by mailing $8.95 (Checks payable to Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corp.) to:
Cranberry Lake 50 Brochure PO Box 183, Wanakena, NY 13695-0183
Remember to include your return address

Olmstead Pond Trail

Olmstead Pond Trail

From the intersection of the South Bay and Six-Mile Creek Trails, turn right (north) and hike for about 100 yards to the trail register at the intersection of the Olmstead Pond Trail. Follow the yellow-markers past Spectacle Pond on the right at about 1 mile. Soon the trail reaches beautiful Olmstead Pond and a great campsite. Continuing counter clockwise around the pond, a second campsite is reached near a short trail to Simmons Pond. Other ponds in the area can be explored by bushwacking. After the second campsite, the trail can be wet until reaching the lean-to on the southwest corner of the pond. From the lean-to, continue counterclockwise through somewhat wet terrain, ford Six-Mile Creek, and return to the Six-Mile Creek Trail. Turn right (south) and follow the Six-Mile Creek Trail as described above.

Click on a section of the map for a larger view.

Olmstead Pond Section Tile 045 Tile 044 Tile 052 Tile 053
 

 

 
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