SITE IS FULL – Sorry, but this site cannot take any additional registrations.  Please choose from one of our other great sites! New for 2016! Pole Hill Pond Preserve is in the uplands of Bolton’s Northwest Bay area and offers a moderately challenging hike to an overlook and Pole Hill Pond itself.


Dogs Allowed

Dogs Allowed

Location: Rt. 9N, Bolton Landing [view map]
Hike Length: 5.8 miles
Start Time: 8:30 am
Photo Time: 10:15 am
Approx. End Time: 11:30 am

Hikers will take the blue trail loop up to Walnut Ridge for a clear view out over Lake George; this will be the photo op location. The trail continues down to Pole Hill Pond Side_PoleHilland then follows an old logging road back to the trailhead.  This hike includes sections of steady, challenging climbs, on a rocky footbed.  Click here for preserve guide.

Want to volunteer for the ground crew or as a hike leader for this site?  Please fill out our volunteer form!


About Pole Hill Pond Preserve:

The 1,300–acre Northwest Bay tract, within the watershed of Northwest Bay Brook, was purchased by the Lake George Land Conservancy in early 2000. It was sold to NY State in 2004 and is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. The Lake George Land Conservancy maintains the trails of the Pole Hill Pond Preserve through DEC’s Trail Cooperative Agreement program.