It’s possible to walk to this pond from where I live, but I usually approach it from the other side, near the Fahnestock Park Offices on Route 301 (near Pelton Pond).
According to the Historic Putnam Valley Website:
About 1935 – A CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camp was established in what is now Fahenstock Park; the men from the camp constructed Stillwater Pond, Canopus Lake, their dams and other projects in the area.
Apart from the hiking, Stillwater Pond seems to be best known for its fishing. According to Hook and Bullet:
Stillwater Pond is a lake located just 6.7 miles from Mahopac, in Putnam County, in the state of New York, United States, near Dennytown, NY. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including rock bass, bream, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, largemouth bass, crappie, brown trout, rainbow trout and perch here. Whether you’re spinning, fly fishing or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Stillwater Pond. For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit New York Fish & Wildlife. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times chart to determine when the fish will be most active.
Taken with a Sony Alpha 500 and Tamron A18 AF 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 (I think).