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Alma Pond, NY

Trip Overview

Went with my cousin and her two kids, ages 6 & 9. As we loaded onto the pond which was so peaceful, we started directly across the pond and watched as 2 deer came down to the shore out of the tree line to drink. On this day we saw a few people fishing along the shore, but there was no one else out in boats on the pond. A little farther down we saw a couple Heron. The pond takes about an hour to row the entire thing if you stay close to shore and do a nice steady row, but you have to look around and listen to the different animals so it usually takes me two hours. We found a small current that wanted to turn us about, but we had a 6 year old and the 9 year old doing the paddling in their kayaks and were able to steer. Farther down the pond we found the mated eagles sitting in two different trees. About this time the 9 year old figured out there was an echo if he yelled. With all the noise he made the eagles stuck around and let us watch them. We got to listen to the frogs as dusk was coming upon us. Lots of nature, beautiful location, peace and quiet unless the 9 year old is out there. There are alot of fallen trees and such all over the pond, but the water has been really high this year so we've hardly hit a one. Just an overall beautiful spot to kayak or canoe and if you like fishing, bring your pole, but watch out for the snapping turtles.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Kayak Fishing, Fishing, Photography
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Number of Portages: 0
watch out for tree stumps and fallen logs
water, camera, pfd, oars
usally smooth, but sometimes slightly choppy from the wind.

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