Friday, February 21, 2020

Featured Cross Country Ski: East Mill Flow-Round Pond Trail, Schroon Lake

East Mill Flow Round Pond Trail MapEast Mill Flow-Round Pond Trail, part of the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, extends 5.2 miles between Round Pond Trailhead and East Mill Flow Trailhead in the Sharp Bridge Campground.

West of Round Pond, the trail is known as the East Mill Flow Trail, and south of Round Pond the trail is known as the Round Pond Trail. The trail undulates gently over most of the distance, descending 295 feet in a 0.6-mile section before the last flat 0.6 mile along Schroon Brook to the campground. Measuring from the Round Pond Trailhead, the trail passes Trout Pond at 0.5-mile, Round Pond at 1.5 miles, and crosses East Mill Brook at 2.8 miles. This picturesque trail provides skiers and snowshoers a chance for solitude on a lesser traveled path.

Trailhead parking:

East Mill Flow Trailhead is located in the Sharp Bridge Campground off US Route 9 and is plowed for winter use.

Round Pond Trailhead Parking Area is located along Ensign Pond Road (County Route 4) off US Route 9. This parking area is also plowed for winter use. (44.0239°N, 73.6234°W)

Featured Spots are recommended by DEC.

Map East Mill FLow-Round Pond Trail courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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One Response

  1. Tom Bebee says:

    Awesome. Just got my wife back on skis after about a 35 year hiatus due to knee problems. Hills are not her cup of tea, so gentle rolling is what we are doing right now and this looks promising. Thanks for the article.

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