Located on the property of the Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center, anglers will park on the road and enjoy a short walk or snowshoe to Black Pond, where the fishing is excellent.
- Northern Pike
- Yellow Perch
Water Type / Fishing Access
- Ownership is private but public allowed.
Logistics / Directions
- Located in Harrietstown
- Public parking is available 2.5 miles down Keese Mills Road near Paul Smith's College.
- Put in at the public parking area and walk the trail a short way to the pond.
The Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center contains a number of ponds, streams, and trails, all of which are open to the public. Black Pond has a trail that goes all the way around it, so finding a place to get out on the ice shouldn't be a problem. There is also a lean-to on the shore if you're looking for a place to get out of the wind for a few minutes while your tip-ups do their thing.
Always follow New York state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.