Green Pond/Boston Mine Longer Loop from Elk Pen

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Green Pond/Boston Mine Longer Loop from Elk Pen - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin Green Pond/Boston Mine Longer Loop from Elk Pen - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike goes through the interesting Valley of Boulders, passes pristine Green Pond, and reaches the historic Boston Mine.

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Broken fence once used to enclose elk in The Elk Pen. Photo by Daniel Chazin.

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October 21, 2015
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You should have followed the yellow blazes
I was at Green Pond this morning and checked out the route of the hike.  I think I know where you went wrong.  You should have continued to follow the yellow blazes of the Dunning Trail all the way to Island Pond Road.  Instead, it seems that you turned off onto the white-blazed Nurian Trail.  The trails run very close to each other, so it is easy to switch from one to the other if you are not paying close attention.  The trick is to follow the yellow blazes, not the white ones.  I have edited the hike description to make this clearer.
Daniel Chazin
October 18, 2015
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My dad and I did this hike
My dad and I did this hike today. We really liked it However, we got very confused after the part after Green Pond. We walked down next to the pond (which was so serene!) and passed the overhang rock; however, we ended up back where we started. The trail merged brieflty with Nurian but then we ended up back where we started (Nurian trail and Dunning Trail meet). We couldnt find the way to the mine (or anything called Island Pond Rd) and there were no other markings except to go loop back around the pond (and come out where we were) or go back the way we came. We opted to go back the way we came as there really was no other option the way we saw it :( We really wanted to see the mine, but oh well next time. If someone can tell us where we went wrong, we would appreciate it. Overall, lovely hike (at least the part we did). 
diamondf467
December 26, 2013
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elk pen paved, whoa, i need
elk pen paved, whoa, i need to see that with my own eyes
brianepstein81
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