Moose Pond is a popular 140-acre pond located near Bloomingdale. Fishing, paddling, swimming, camping, and hiking are all common activities. There is a hiking trail from state Route 3, and a state-maintained boat launch at the northern end of the pond on Moose Pond Road.
From downtown Saranac Lake, follow Route 3 toward Bloomingdale / Plattsburgh. After turning right at the four-way intersection in Bloomingdale to stay on Route 3, continue for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto River Road and continue for 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Moose Pond Lane and travel for 1.5 to reach a large parking lot. About half of Moose Pond Lane is unpaved so drivers with low clearance vehicles should use caution around potholes.
The launch is paved, but very steep and is not recommended for larger boats. Winds can get strong on the open water, but staying close to shore gives a little more protection. Views of Moose Mountain and Whiteface beyond are incredible.
Fish species include lake trout, brook trout, landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, and smallmouth bass. Ice fishing is prohibited.