North and South
Sandy Ponds

Trail length: Depends on boater

Difficulty: easy

Type of use: Both ponds are open to motorboats. However, only unmotorized car-top boats are permitted to launch from Sandy Island Beach

Trail description: Both South and North Sandy Ponds can be accessed from the Sandy Island Beach car-top boat launch site located on the narrow channel connecting the two ponds. From the boat launch, travel south under the small Route 15 bridge to access South Sandy Pond. The same narrow, marshy channel when taken north will lead you to North Sandy Pond. While both ponds offer great fishing and paddling opportunities, South Sandy Pond receives less motorboat traffic.

How to get there: Take County Route 15 west to Sandy Island Beach County Park. Immediately after passing by the entrance booth, take a right and park in the parking area to the right. The boat launch is located near the southeast corner of the parking area. A parking fee is charged