The 1½-mile North Pond Ridge Trail, blazed in yellow, begins in the Fittz Family Memorial Forest in Orange, descends to a stream, then climbs to and proceeds along North Pond Ridge. This ridge affords evidence of past hurricanes, bent trees serving as witness. About halfway along the trail is a short spur west that leads to a woodland bench and a gorgeous view of Chestnut Hill Ridge. Near the southern end of the ridge, the path connects with the white-blazed Bullard Farm Loop, another section of the Chestnut Hill Trail system.Directions:
From Rte. 2, take Exit 15 and go toward Orange center. Turn left at the first light onto West River St. Go to the end of that street and turn left onto Holtshire Rd. Proceed to corner with view of Lake Matawa and turn right onto Chestnut Hill Rd. Trail starts 1/3 mile on left.