When looking for new places to paddle, a pleasant surprise is always a treat, such as finding a spot like Plainfield Pond. Nestled between two wooded tracts of the Kenneth Dubuque State Forest, Plainfield Pond combines ease of access with rugged beauty as well as a feeling of privacy. Some rustic cottages are perched along the west bank, leaving the remainder of the shoreline a blend of forest, rocky spits, and small wetlands. There are even a few small islands near the north end where Canada geese noisily assert dominion amidst the blueberry bushes. Plainfield Pond is at an elevation of 1,700 feet. Beyond the north shore the terrain drops into a shallow wetland. To the east and west the hills rise about fifty feet above the water, while half a mile to the south is the height-of-land of West Mountain at about 2,100 feet.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Activity||Flatwater Paddling & Canoeing|
|Season||Best spring through fall|
|Put-in Elevation||1,700 ft|
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