North Country explorer from Edwards NY
We started out our Columbus Day weekend in Tupper Lake with a trek to Deer Pond. The trail we used starts out along the Old Wabeek Road.
There are several trails as well as a loop to Deer Pond, our route is the shortest, and we were told the most scenic. It starts on Old Wabeek Road but soon turns north through a Balsam & Spruce forest. This eventually gives way to more hardwoods.
The foliage is a bit past peak, the red soft maples have fallen, but the popple, beech, and hard maple offer a full palette of yellows & golds. The trail passes several ponds and flows along the way. At about the 2.25 miles mark, the trail from Rt 30 joins from the east. You can see glimpses of the pond through the trees, but a great open point is a tenth of a mile ahead. The trail continues another two miles further to Lead Pond but is poorly marked and very faint.
The round trip was about 5.3 miles.